Mar 8, 2013 4:22 PM by Sarah Arevalo

Sierra Vista's new red light cam goes online Monday

SIERRA VISTA - On Monday, March 11, the traffic safety enforcement camera at the intersection of State Route 92 and Avenida Cochise will be fully operational ending the month long warning period.

During this period, there was an average of 13 red-light and 16 speed potential citations per day at this intersection. With the end of this warning period, the Sierra Vista Police Department will begin issuing citations for red light running and excess speeds.

The next traffic safety camera will be installed at the intersection of State Route 90 and Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway at Charleston Road. This camera will monitor red-light running and excess speeds for north and southbound traffic on State Route 90.

Construction is underway and equipment testing is scheduled to begin during the week of March 18; motorists may see flashing lights during this testing phase. A 30-day warning period will begin on April 1 and the camera will be fully operational on May 1.

Construction at State Route 92 and Foothills Drive is tentatively scheduled during the month of June and construction at State Route 90/92 during the month of October. Future warning periods and fully operational dates will be announced.

The cameras are operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week, taking pictures and recording videos of violations as they occur. When a violation occurs, the information is sent to the Sierra Vista Police Department, where a trained officer reviews the pictures and video to determine if a violation took place. If the officer determines that a violation has occurred, a citation will be issued to the motorist.

To view a video explaining how the photo enforcement process works and for frequently asked questions, visit the City's website at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov.


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