Speed Cameras Could Be Installed On Roosevelt Boulevard

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is expected to sign a bill that would allow officials to install speed enforcement cameras along Roosevelt Boulevard.

State lawmakers recently approved a bill that would allow for the installation of nine cameras between 9th Street and the Philadelphia County line shared with Bucks County.

The Philadelphia Parking Authority will administer and supervise the pilot program.

Roosevelt Boulevard is known to some as one of the most dangerous stretches of roads in the country.

According to reports, there have been 13 deaths on Roosevelt Boulevard this year.

There will be a 30 day grace period when the cameras are activated, in which speeders will receive a warning. Afterward, there will be a $75 dollar fine for the second offense and a $150 dollar fine for the third offense.

1 Comment

  • James C. Walker

    It would be easy and more effective to make Roosevelt Boulevard safer with engineering changes, rather than enforcement for profits. Suppose the area with a 45 mph limit had its traffic lights timed for 45 mph so when you got one green light you would get a string of greens. Then there would be frequent, clear signs telling drivers the lights were timed for 45, and it would be obvious that going much faster was useless and would just get the driver a red light. Traffic would be more uniform and smoother – the pattern that almost always results in the fewest crashes.

    The problem with this engineering approach is that it would be a cost factor for the city. The PPA and PennDOT want the speed cameras for their profit factor. But enforcement for profits is 100% wrong, 100% of the time.

    James C. Walker, National Motorists Association

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