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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Fixed Speed Safety Cameras

Speed Safety Cameras installed on SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway,
citations to begin September 24th, 2016

Speed camera signage

 About Speed Safety Cameras

Speed Safety Cameras are a proven safety tool that can reduce dangerous speeding in your neighborhood and save lives. They are mounted along High Crash Corridors and when people driving past them exceed the posted speed limit, they capture photos and video for review by Portland Police.

Speeding is a top contributing factor to fatal crashes across the Metro region. Traveling at excessive speeds has been consistently linked to higher crash risks. The faster a driver is going, the longer it takes them to recognize a dangerous situation and, once they have hit the brakes, to bring their vehicle to a stop.

Safety Safety Cameras on SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway

death due to speed

PBOT has designated SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway a High Crash Corridor. People walking along or crossing it on foot are twice as likely to be struck by a car 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 pedestrian is struck at 20mph, 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 survive.

The goal of the Speed Safety Cameras is to reduce speeding and save lives. The cameras will issue warnings for the first 30 days of operation. Thereafter, 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.

Questions?

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.