|Safer Intersections Now 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.
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: AskTigardPolice@tigard-or.gov. Follow the Tigard Police on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information on Photo Traffic Enforcement.