Speed Cameras

"Municipal speed camera in use" sign

More Evidence That Speed Cameras Slow Traffic Speeds

File under: not a cash grab.

August 29, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

View of U.S capitol dome at night with blurred traffic in foreground

Opinion: D.C. Should Go All in on Traffic Cameras

More widespread deployment of automated enforcement sensors could change the system from one of high fines and sparse enforcement to one that encourages more extensive behavior change.

August 22, 2023 - Greater Greater Washington

Close-up of speed camera mounted above roadway with red car passing by underneath

California Speed Camera Bill Advances to Senate

The bill authorizing automated traffic cameras in six test cities passed by a large margin in the State Assembly.

June 13, 2023 - Los Angeles Daily News

Two white traffic enforcement cameras above a road in Ottawa, Canada with a colorful multistory building in background

Study: Traffic Cameras Reduce Speeding, Crashes

Analysis of the automated enforcement program in Ottawa, Canada shows a significant drop in speeding near traffic cameras.

April 5, 2023 - CBC News

Close-up of license plate on blue car covered in mud, license plate is unreadable.

Unreadable License Plates Led to Lost Revenue, Safety Concerns

In New York City, the rate of unreadable license plates caught on speed cameras rose in 2022, prompting concerns from safety advocates about scofflaw drivers.

February 16, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

Stoplight with two lights and mounted traffic camera against blue sky with white clouds

Making Traffic Camera Programs Work

Although controversial in the United States, when deployed thoughtfully, automated enforcement can save lives and make roads safer for all users.

December 15, 2022 - Streetsblog USA

View from behind three traffic cameras at night on busy freeway

Philadelphia Deems Speed Camera Project a Success

City officials say an automated traffic enforcement pilot program has reduced speeding and crashes along the corridor where cameras were installed.

August 18, 2022 - ABC 6

Chicago Transit Authority

Did Chicago’s Speed Cameras Improve Safety? [UPDATED]

Advocates of automated enforcement argue it saves lives, but despite a dramatic rise in speeding tickets, pedestrian fatalities grew in 2021.

July 5, 2022 - WBEZ

"Municipal speed camera in use" sign

Don't Wokewash the Status Quo

There might be good reasons to oppose speed cameras and red light cameras—but racial justice is not one of them.

April 19, 2022 - Michael Lewyn

Washington D.C.

D.C. Could Expand Traffic Camera Program

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser wants to add hundreds of new traffic enforcement cameras to stem the city's rising rate of traffic fatalities.

March 25, 2022 - The Washington Post

Traffic Lights

How 'Liberty Politics' Cripples Road Safety Projects

Some states and cities are citing personal liberty and constitutional rights to oppose automated traffic enforcement and other road safety measures.

February 25, 2022 - The Deseret News

West 72nd Street

Study: Speed Camera Citations Correlate to Safe Infrastructure

New research suggests that fewer speeding tickets are issued in neighborhoods where the city has invested in traffic calming and pedestrian safety improvements.

February 16, 2022 - Streetsblog New York City

Chicago Transit Authority

Chicago Traffic Cameras Issue Most Tickets to Black and Latino Drivers

The city's controversial traffic camera program tickets Black and Latino motorists more than white drivers. Infrastructure may play a role in why.

February 2, 2022 - ProPublica


Arlington County Authorizes Speed Cameras

The Arlington County board approved a program that will install traffic cameras in an effort to protect pedestrians and reduce police interactions.

January 30, 2022 - ARLnow

New "Point to Point" speed cameras on the Hume Highway, Victoria, Australia. Point to Point records your average speed over a set distance.

Study: Speed Cameras Save Lives

Data from Chicago reaffirms the efficacy of speed cameras at reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries.

January 12, 2022 - Streetsblog Chicago

Highway Speed

Can't Drive 55: America's Dangerous Love of Speeding

While most Americans agree that speeding is a threat to public safety, dysfunctional laws and inadequate enforcement perpetuate a culture of tacitly sanctioned high-speed driving.

December 26, 2021 - Slate

Red Light Camera

First Speed Camera Installed in Gwinnett County

A new speed camera program aims to decrease traffic collisions near schools and make it easier for the police to fine speeding drivers.

November 10, 2021 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Radar Speed Sign

Virginia to Launch Innovative New Anti-Speeding Pilot Program

The state of Virginia's new traffic safety program will focus on speeding as fatal factor in automobile collisions and could eventually provide a model for similar programs around the country.

July 20, 2021 - The Virginia Mercury

Traffic Safety

Automated Traffic Enforcement Struggles to Find Footing in California State Legislature

If Texas lawmakers hate it, California lawmakers must love it, right? Not so fast.

May 10, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

Red Light Camera

Someone Is Stealing Toronto's New Speed Cameras

A pilot program that installed 50 speed cameras near schools in Toronto would only send warnings to scofflaws, but someone is stealing the cameras anyway.

June 30, 2020 - The Globe and Mail

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