The Medford Police Department is expanding its photo red light program and recently installed two new traffic enforcement cameras on the corner of Riverside and 8th Street and Central and 4th Street. The new traffic enforcement cameras will go live on Thursday, September 7
. Only warnings will be issued for the first 30 days. Citations for the new locations will start being issued on October 7.
In addition to the new traffic enforcement cameras MPD will start enforcing vehicle speeds at all photo red light intersections, which are as follows:
- Barnett and Stewart
- Biddle and McAndrews
- Central and 4th Street
- Riverside and 8th Street
An implementation date for speed enforcement has not been established but once determined, the public will be notified in advance and warnings will be issued for 30 days following the start date. House Bill 2409 allows MPD to enforce vehicle speeds through traffic enforcement cameras under law.
Since installing traffic enforcement cameras at two intersections MPD Sergeant Don Lane says they’ve not only seen a reduction of drivers running red lights but also a reduction of crashes in the area.
“Both the photo red light and radar enforcement programs have shown to improve traffic safety in Medford,” said Sergeant Lane.
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