ALTAVISTA, Va. (WFXR) – Make sure you are paying close attention to your speed while driving through Altavista.

Police officers have begun issuing tickets from their new speed camera which is located in front of the Altavista combined school and serves as a reminder for people who forget to slow down in a school zone.

The new program began last month.

Warnings were handed out up until Tuesday, Jan. 18.

If you are caught going ten miles or more over the speed limit, the camera will snap a picture of your vehicle and the license plate.

The fine could cost as much as $100.