The City of Memphis in the US has partnered with Conduent to introduce a speed safety programme aimed at improving safety in school zones and S-curves.

The programme involves the installation of digital camera systems to detect violations.

As part of the initiative, 15 camera systems have already been deployed on poles in close proximity to intersections in school zones and S-curves.

The cameras will be operational 30 minutes before and 15 minutes after school opening, and again 15 minutes before and 30 minutes after school closing.

Vehicles breaching the posted speed limit can be identified with the help of Conduent’s DriveSafe system, which leverages radar detection technology.

Mayor Jim Strickland said: “Ensuring students and families are safe is one of our top priorities. This new programme provides increased public safety resources and enhances protection for children across our community. We look forward to partnering with Conduent to make it a success.”

Conduent Public Safety Solutions general manager Holly Cooper said: “We’re proud to partner with the City on this important implementation. Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

“As an industry leader, our team is committed to giving cities like Memphis the latest technology and the tools they need to keep children and other citizens safe, particularly in school zones.”

Individuals will be charged $50 for each violation, in addition to a $45 late payment fee.

The city plans to allocate the revenue received from penalties towards expenses related to equipment, administration and associated processing. The surplus revenue will later be used for conducting traffic and safety education programmes.