Traffic Enforcement

Automated traffic enforcement camera mounted above roadway with blurred image of roadway and cars below

California Traffic Camera Bill Clears Committee

The bill, aimed at testing speed cameras in the state to improve traffic safety, will go to the full State Assembly for a vote.

May 25, 2023 - Streetsblog California

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Chicago Approves New Parking Enforcement Pilot Programs

The city plans to test automated technology that will issue citations for blocking or parking in designated bike or bus lanes.

March 19, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Cars are blurred as they pass the bright lights of the Michigan Theater at dusk in Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor Delays Right Turn on Red Ban, Citing Equity Concerns

The city council wants more information on how a ban on right turns on red would affect the city’s hourly workers and the details of its implementation.

September 22, 2022 - M Live

Racing Cars

Let’s End Traffic Stops

The technology to make traffic enforcement obsolete is becoming available. But in the U.S. willing to use it?

June 6, 2022 - Angie Schmitt

Cars and trucks on a Tennessee freeway

Tennessee Highway Safety Agency Launches Anti-Speeding Initiative

The state’s Highway Safety Office will boost enforcement and public awareness in an effort to reduce traffic deaths from speed-related crashes.

April 21, 2022 - WZTV Nashville

"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

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

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

Bus Stop and Bike Lane

Traffic Camera Revenues to Fund Capacity-Building Programs in Washington State

Revenue from Washington's traffic enforcement cameras will go in part toward efforts to assist small communities in applying for grants and accessing funding opportunities.

January 18, 2022 - The Urbanist

SR-99 on-ramp in Seattle

Seattle's Vision Zero Program Emphasizes Safe Systems Over Enforcement

Looking for traffic safety improvements while responding to 2020's Black Lives Matter protests, Seattle has spent much of the past two years implementing a Safe System approach to move closer to its Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic fatalities.

January 12, 2022 - The Urbanist

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

Protected Bike Lane

Seattle's Homeless Bearing the Brunt of Helmet Citations

Almost half of bike helmet citations in the city are issued to people experiencing homelessness.

December 28, 2020 - Crosscut

Both Ways

Jaywalking Legalized in Virginia

Beginning in March, police will no longer be able to stop people for crossing the street outside of a crosswalk, a small component of reform intended to protect BIPOC from the historically discriminatory application of traffic laws.

December 25, 2020 - The Virginia Mercury

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

Berkeley People on Bikes

City to Bicyclists: Berkeley Not in Idaho

Berkeley, California might have a reputation of a very progressive city, but when it comes to cycling, it appears to have little tolerance for cyclists who roll through stop signs. Police are justifying the crackdown on the terms of a state grant.

September 13, 2019 - San Francisco Chronicle

Bus Lane New York City

More Bus Lane Cameras Coming to N.Y.C.

New state legislation will allow the city to expand the network of cameras and step up enforcement.

July 1, 2019 - Crain's New York Business

New York City Traffic

N.Y.C. Takes Steps to Stop Parking Placard Abuse

Transit and cycling advocates say fake and misused placards result in crowded streets and limit mobility.

March 1, 2019 - Politico

Self-Driving Car

Autonomous Driving Technology Might Have Saved Lives

It could have been a multiple-vehicle fatal car crash—a driver fell asleep at the wheel driving 70 mph—but the outcome was two DUI charges.

January 9, 2019 - SFBay


In Philadelphia, Improving Bus Service by Tackling Traffic Congestion

With buses crawling along through downtown Philadelphia, the city has plans to step up law enforcement to help them move faster.

October 4, 2018 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

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