Contact: Officer David Pubins – 480-312-1911 – PIO@ScottsdaleAz.Gov
New fixed site photo enforcement location to come online
October 31, 2013
Scottsdale is launching a new fixed site photo enforcement location at Alma School Road and Dynamite Boulevard /Rio Verde Drive on November 1. This fixed site location is one more tool being utilized to reduce speeding and to help keep our citizens safe.
Drivers in the area will see a digital speed feed-back sign along with two warning signs preceding the actual photo enforcement cameras. The cameras will monitor speed for both east and westbound traffic on Dynamite Boulevard/Rio Verde Drive at Alma School Road.
This area was selected after a Traffic Engineering study showed the average speed to be 13 miles over the speed limit. This new location will be the third of the fixed site cameras in Scottsdale. The others are located at Pima Road at Hualapai Drive and Shea Boulevard at 120 Street. These locations are in addition to the seven intersection photo enforcement devices and the four mobile units.
Earlier this year two phone-booth sized mobile devices were activated replacing two speed vans. These devices monitor school zones focusing on the safety of children and adults walking or biking near schools.
During the month of November this site will issue warnings only to alert the public of the new device. After the 30 day warning period is over the photo enforcement site will begin issuing citations to drivers who travel 11 miles or more over the speed limit.
Interim program manager, Sergeant Jim Butera says, “Our hope is that driver’s modify their behavior so citations don’t have to be issued. One of our top priorities is safety for the motoring public.”