Health & Safety

December 6, 2013

Traffic safety cameras final installation underway

Tags:
City of Sierra Vista

traffic_camera
Workers at two busy Sierra Vista intersections are installing the last two remaining red light cameras planned for Sierra Vista. They will become fully operational next year.

New cameras are being installed at the intersection of State Route 92 and Foothills Drive and will be the first to go online, starting with a 30-day warning period from Jan. 10 – Feb. 9. The camera will be fully operational the next day.

Cameras at State Route 90 and Fry Boulevard will start their 30-day warning period from Feb. 10 – March 12 and will be fully operational on March 13.

“Our goal with the safety cameras is to change drivers’ behavior and remind residents to use safe driving habits that can save lives,” says Tom Alinen, Sierra Vista chief of police.

When driver behaviors are captured by the cameras, a trained officer reviews the video and determines if a violation actually occurred before a citation is issued.

Originally scheduled to go online earlier this summer, the safety camera project was placed on hold while Redflex, the City’s vendor, updated state right-of-way permits to allow for the use of new cameras with the Doppler technology used in radar guns to detect vehicle speeds using radio waves.

The new cameras will accurately track multiple lanes of traffic and pinpoint vehicles that run red lights and travel at more than 10 miles per hour over the speed limit.

The photo enforcement safety cameras are another resource that helps officers keep the community safe from preventable accidents.

“Major accidents with injuries and fatalities usually take place in the State Route 90/92 corridor, says Alinen. “The two cameras installed earlier this year are showing a major problem with almost 7,000 speed and red-light violations in the area.”

Since going live on March 11 earlier this year, the camera at State Route 92 and Avenida Cochise assisted officers with 1,169 speed and 1,770 red-light citations. At State Route 90 and Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, 174 speed and 2,773 red-light citations have been issued since that camera went live on May 1.

To view a video explaining how the photo enforcement process works and for frequently asked questions, visit the City of Sierra Vista website, http://www.SierraVistaAZ.gov.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Gabrielle Kuholski

Antiterrorism Exercise assesses installation readiness, reinforces important relationships

Gabrielle Kuholski First responders with the Fort Huachuca and Whetstone Fire Departments work together to get a wounded Soldier into an ambulance during the full scale exercise, Apache Warrior 2013, Tuesday. These first respon...
 
 

Labor Day Safety Message

Labor Day marks the traditional end of the summer season and celebrates the American worker and the contributions they make to our great country. I want to commend you on your efforts to control heat injuries through another hot summer. Your diligence and care for teammates contributed to an overall 20-percent decrease in accident fatalities...
 
 
Gabrielle Kuholski

VA clinical psychologist raises military sexual trauma awareness

Gabrielle Kuholski Michael Moore, Ph.D., military sexual trauma coordinator at the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System in Tucson, presents a session on military sexual trauma, or MST, in the Murr Community Cent...
 

 

Glass recycling now available in Sierra Vista

SIERRA VISTA – Clean glass bottles and jars can be dropped off for recycling at the new Sierra Vista Glass Recycling Depot as part of the city’s trial glass recycling project. The Glass Recycling Depot, located in the parking lot of the Pedro Castro Government Maintenance Center, is a glass collection point that is separate...
 
 
Maranda Flynn

FH Community Spouses’ Club accepting new members, shares plans for coming year

Maranda Flynn Fort Huachuca Community Spouses’ Club board members, Katrina LaDue and Lesley Hocker, (left foreground and background), assist new club members, Dana Edwards and Sandi Weishaupt, (right foreground and background...
 
 

Retiree Council shares news, notes Did you forget to care for your Family?

No one forgets to care for his or her Family on purpose. It just happens – more often than one might think when it comes to the military Survivor Benefit Plan, or SBP. Most often, retired Soldiers don’t know the federal law and the time limits it imposes on maintaining their SBP elections. If a...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin