Visitors cameras activated at four Scottsdale intersections

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Only a heads up when you stay or work in Scottsdale, immediately 4 new site visitors cameras are in operation. 

Whereas there’s a grace interval, it gained’t final lengthy and naturally, a ticket for operating a pink gentle or rushing can add up.

“When somebody drives by a photograph radar location or red-light digital camera and so they get flashed, and clearly they’re velocity is at a stage the place the digital camera goes off, they’ll get a ticket within the mail and so they have a sure period of time to reply,” mentioned Sgt. Ben Hoster with the Scottsdale Police Division.

The best way the photograph enforcement methods work isn’t new, however the places are.

Intersection security cameras have been put in and activated on the following intersections: 

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


“It’s not all 4 instructions and all left turns, it’s sure instructions the place we’ve got essentially the most site visitors collision in these places,” mentioned Hoster.  

The rushing and red-light cameras on Thomas and Hayden and McDowell and Scottsdale are being deactivated. Police say the cameras in these areas have helped enhance security.

“They’ve confirmed to cut back site visitors collisions,” he mentioned.  

Since putting in cameras in 1996, the town has seen a 24 p.c lower in total crashes. Moreover, 35 p.c of these crashes had been particularly associated to red-light operating.

The site visitors cameras function across the clock seven days every week.

Through the first 30 days, warnings can be issued to rushing drivers and red-light runners earlier than tickets are being issued and the cameras are actual. They catch red-light runners and drivers who’re going over the velocity restrict by not less than 11 miles per hour.

Visitors engineers selected the places primarily based on velocity and crash knowledge. 

The mounted intersection security cameras will work with cellular vans and moveable photograph enforcement towers, which rotate across the metropolis primarily based on citizen complaints and velocity knowledge.