brg_admin | May 1, 2019 | 0
Beaverton Police Department: Photo red light monitors help
With intersection Speed Enforcement
Between 07/01/2015 and 07/01/2016, over 94,000 drivers were traveling 11 mph or more, above the speed limit, through our four red light monitored intersections. Speeding significantly increases the risk of serious injury or death to pedestrians and occupants of vehicles. The Beaverton Police Department is dedicated to increasing the safety on our roadways.
During late 2018 and early 2019, the Beaverton Police Department started using the speed enforcement technology, already installed, within the four photo-red-light-monitored-intersections in the city. The speed enforcement technology can track the speed of up to 128 different objects moving through the intersections.
Per the 2017 Oregon legislative language, vehicles speeding through the intersections at 11 mph, or more, above the speed limit may be ticketed. The system itself doesn’t ticket drivers. A Beaverton Police Officer reviews all the data collected by the system and issues citations based on their observations and speed data.
Per legislative language, if a driver is speeding through the intersection at 21 mph, or more, above the speed limit and they fail to stop at the red light, they can be issued both speed and red-light tickets.
The four monitored intersections are
- SW Walker/SW Cedar Hills Blvd,
- SW Griffith/SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy,
- SW Allen/SW Lombard and
- SW Hall/SW Scholls Ferry.
Motorists traveling through these intersections should expect to see an increase in photographic flashes as both red light and speed violations will be captured.
If you have any questions about our photo enforcement program please visit https://beavertonpolice.org/204/Photo-Enforcement.