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Photo Red Light Update

Tentative Schedule as of 1/21/2020

Pacific Highway (99W) and Hall Boulevard - LIVE!
  • Red light camera installation began the week of December 9, 2019
  • 30-day warning period for motorists starts January 10, 2020
  • Citations for red light violations likely issued beginning February 11, 2020
Pacific Highway (99W) and Durham Road temporary delay
  • 30-day warning period for motorists likely to start TBD
  • Citations for red light violations likely issued TBD
Pacific Highway (99W) and 72nd Avenue
  • 30-day warning period for motorists likely to start January 28, 2020
  • Citations for red light violations likely issued beginning February 26, 2020

Safer Intersections Now in Tigard
Traffic safety is a priority for the City of Tigard. Running red-lights has been identified as the leading cause of urban crashes according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Currently, there are not enough police officers to enforce red-light violations at every dangerous intersection in Tigard.

In 2019, the Tigard Police will begin using photo enforcement to make intersections along Pacific Highway (99W) safer for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. High-resolution images will capture vehicles entering an intersection during a red light. The City of Beaverton reported a 36% reduction in red light violations and a 41% reduction in injury crashes during a ten-year period of photo traffic enforcement. Tigard expects similar results.

Three Intersections Chosen
Tigard Police considered crash and violation data in selecting these intersections along Pacific Highway (99W): 72nd Avenue, Hall Boulevard, and Durham Road.

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The City has been researching Photo Traffic Enforcement (PTE) since 2010. The decision to implement the technology in Tigard is based upon the following factors:

  • Statistics indicate a concerning number of traffic crashes at certain intersections.
  • Studies reveal that many drivers are running red lights and are speeding through these signaled intersections. These driving behaviors have a direct correlation to traffic crashes.
  • The majority of Tigard residents who responded to a poll supported the use of photo traffic enforcement.
  • Tigard Police are challenged by the configuration of these selected intersections and have limited resources available to enforce traffic violations there. 
  • Neighboring cities that have been using photo traffic enforcement technology at intersections have seen a decline in red light violations and injury crashes.

Any questions regarding photo traffic enforcement can be emailed to: Follow the Tigard Police on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information on Photo Traffic Enforcement.

Photo Traffic Enforcement Timeline: 2010-present

The process to begin using photo traffic enforcement in Tigard has spanned eight years. The following timeline indicates the depth of review and consideration regarding the feasibility and implementation of the program:

  • August 2010 – At the direction of City Council, the Police Department presented an informational briefing for photo red light enforcement.
  • June 2015 - Council directed the Police Department (PD) to conduct a traffic study on the feasibility of implementing a photo red light program.
  • November 2015 - The PD worked with a photo red light vendor to complete a study at four (4) locations along Pacific Highway.
  • August 2016 - The traffic survey and staff report were submitted to Council for consideration. Council directed staff to determine the public's level of support.
  • January 2017 - A photo red light question was included as part of a larger community survey.
  • February 2017 – Tigard community survey results were released – 62% of respondents approved of photo traffic enforcement.
  • April 2017 – Police provided the results of the citizen survey to City Council along with a request to move forward with photo traffic enforcement.
  • May 2017 – Police staff reported to Council, recommending implementation.
  • February 2018 – The Police Department worked toward selecting a vendor for program implementation; a second traffic survey is completed which confirmed site selection.
  • July 2018 - A full Request for Proposal (RFP) process was initiated.
  • August 2018 – The RFP process identifies Conduent as the top vendor.
  • September 18, 2018: City Council reviews the implementation plan to begin using photo enforcement technology.
  • September 25, 2018: City Council votes to award Photo Enforcement Systems and Related Services Contract.
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Warning Notices 
Warning notices are being issued to motorists who violate red-light laws at the SW Hall Blvd and 99W intersection. Notices will be issued at the remaining two intersections after equipment is installed. Please find an example of the warning here.

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