MEDFORD, Ore. — Some stoplights in Medford that punish drivers who run red lights will now target speeders.
The new program begins today with two intersections—Central and 4th Street, and Riverside and 8th Street. A month ago, violators were issued warnings instead of speeding citations. However, on May 1, those warnings will become citations.
Those citations will be given to drivers going 21 miles per hour over the speed limit and drivers who run the red light.
According to Medford Police Sergeant Don Lane, the current cameras—located at four different intersections in Medford—have reduced the number of drivers running red lights, as well as the overall number of crashes in the area.
“As far as photo enforced intersections are concerned, many drivers will speed through the intersection in an attempt to avoid a red light citation. It is our belief that knowing there is a potential for a speeding citation at these intersections will reduce the frequency of this act and increase the safety of our intersections,” said Sergeant Lane.
Citations will be issued via mail to the registered owner of the vehicle after an officer reviews photos and videos and verifies that there has been a violation.
House Bill 2409 gives Medford Police the right to enforce vehicle speeds through traffic enforcement cameras, according to the City of Medford.