The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Bartow County Board of Education
Police Department announces the placement of a new speed detection camera system.
According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, this system was installed recently in the school zone area of
the Adairsville Middle and High Schools. The system will go live on Wednesday November 2,
A recent traffic speed study in this area showed that there were an excessive amount of speed
zone infractions during posted school hours that put students, faculty, and others at risk. The
safety of students and school employees are our first priority when it comes to school zone
This system will only be operational during posted school hours – between 7am and 4:30pm –
and will not be active during times when students are not in school such as observed holidays
and summer breaks. Speed violators will receive a citation in the mail and the penalties for
speed violations will be $75.00 for the first offense and $125.00 for any subsequent offenses
after the first. Each violation will also require payment of a $25.00 processing fee in addition to
the fine. The first 30 days of speed detection will be a warning only phase and no fines will be
School zone speed limits for this area are posted at 25MPH when the yellow lights are flashing,
and 35MPH when the lights are not flashing.
Sheriff Millsap asks drivers to please slow down and help keep our children safe for this and all
school zone areas in our community!