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Speed Safety Cameras are a proven safety tool that reduce dangerous speeding in neighborhoods and save lives. They are mounted along High Crash Network corridors. When people drive past the cameras while exceeding the posted speed limit, the cameras capture photos and video for review by Portland Police.
Speeding is a top contributing factor to deadly crashes across the Portland region. Traveling at excessive speeds is linked to higher crash risks. The faster a person drives, the longer it takes them to recognize a dangerous situation and, once they have hit the brakes, to bring their vehicle to a stop.
PBOT installed the first cameras on SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway in fall of 2016. During the first 30 days of operation, top-end speeding decreased by 93 percent.
The goal of speed safety cameras is to reduce speeding and save lives. The cameras issued warnings for the first 30 days of operation. People can avoid citations by travelling the posted speed limit on SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. Any money received from the tickets pays for the program and safety improvements on the corridor.
PBOT installed a camera on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway because it is a High Crash Network corridor. People walking on this street are twice as likely to be struck by a person driving than on the average city street. Recent Vision Zero crash data analysis has shown the corridor to be one of Portland's top roads where people driving are seriously injured or killed.
If a person walking is struck at 20 mph, they have a 90% chance of surviving. Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway's posted speed limit is 40 mph west of SW 25th Avenue. A person struck by a speeding driver on this section of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway is more likely to die than to survive.
For additional information, please see the FAQs.
If you have questions about a warning or citation you received from a speed safety camera, please call 503-221-0415 or 1-800-799-7082.