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City of Scottsdale installs four new photo radar cameras

Posted at 4:24 AM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 08:20:12-05

SCOTTSDALE — On Friday, an East Valley city will be flipping the switch on four new photo radar cameras.

The City of Scottsdale has chosen the following intersections to add the systems:

  • Scottsdale Road southbound at Pinnacle Peak Road
  • Shea Boulevard westbound at 92nd Street
  • Frank Lloyd Wright westbound at Greenway-Hayden Loop
  • Indian School Road westbound at Hayden Road

The city chose to deactivate systems at two locations:

  • Thomas Road eastbound at Hayden Road
  • McDowell Road eastbound at Scottsdale Road

"Choosing which locations no longer needed photo enforcement, and selecting new locations was a data-based decision made after city traffic engineers analyzed an aggregate of collision, red light/speeding violations, collision severity and traffic volume data," wrote Public Information Officer Holly Walter in a press release.

The cameras will capture those who run red lights and those who are traveling 11 miles over the speed limit.

"If we can reduce people's speeds, we can stop them at red lights... we can reduce collisions and reduce injuries and hopefully reduce deaths," said Sgt. Ben Hoster with the Scottsdale Police Department.

There is a 30-day grace period where the cameras will still flash, but will pass out warnings instead of citations.