Tigard's Red Light Cameras Going Active

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, photo traffic enforcement will go live and monitoring will begin at the following intersections:

• SW Pacific Highway (99W) and 72nd Avenue—citations

• SW Pacific Highway (99W) and Hall Boulevard—citations

• SW Pacific Highway (99W) and Durham Road—citations start March 23rd

The photo-enforcement contractor for the City of Tigard has completed work with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to meet all the ODOT-specified requirements outlined in the construction permit, which was granted for the installation of the photo enforcement equipment. All ODOT inspections have been completed and the City of Tigard is satisfied that conditions have been met to turn the system on.

On March 11, 2020, citations for red light violations will be issued at the intersections of SW Pacific Highway and 72nd Avenue, and SW Pacific Highway and Hall Boulevard.

The City of Tigard will maintain the original warning period for the SW Pacific Highway and Durham Road intersection. Warning letters will be sent to drivers who run red lights at this location through March 22, 2020. Citations will be issued at this intersection beginning on March 23, 2020.

Photo traffic enforcement generates high-resolution photos and videos of an incident. Tigard Police Officers will review these images to confirm that a red-light violation has occurred. Citations mailed to a motorist will include photos and a link to video footage for the recipient to review.

The citation amount for these violations is $265, a base fine set by the State of Oregon. Per the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS 153.650), cities must remit a portion of all traffic fine payments to the State of Oregon and appropriate county. Combined, this is $66 per citation (ticket). For every full red light camera fine paid, the City of Tigard receives a net $199. However, there are circumstances where the City of Tigard Municipal Court may reduce fines, lowering the amount paid by the driver and net amount received by the City.

The equipment at these intersections has the capability to monitor speeding violations, which will be considered in the near future.

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