32 Speed Cameras Are Being Installed Along Roosevelt Blvd. in Philadelphia
If you drive Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. 1 in Philly), consider yourself warned: don't speed.
Officials say that 32 speed cameras are being installed at eight intersections along the busy Philadelphia roadway, NBC 10 reports.
The 32 cameras will be on Roosevelt Blvd between Banks Way and Southampton Road.
Those intersections include:
- Roosevelt Boulevard at Banks Way
- Roosevelt Boulevard at F Street
- Roosevelt Boulevard at Deveraux Street
- Roosevelt Boulevard at Harbison Avenue
- Roosevelt Boulevard at Strahle Street
- Roosevelt Boulevard at Grant Avenue
- Roosevelt Boulevard at Red Lion Road (near Whitten Street)
- Roosevelt Boulevard at Southampton Road (near Horning Street)
Fines incrementally increase with speed. Penalties for going 11-19 mph over the speed limit will result in a $100 fine (per offense), according to 6ABC. Those driving 20-29 mph above the speed limit will be fined $125. Meanwhile, drivers going 30 mph and above over the speed limit will be fined $150, the TV station reported.
The cameras will be installed over the next couple of days, but officials say they won't begin enforcement for 60 days. Signs will be posted and drivers will be warned that the fines will begin soon.
The violations will be mailed to the drivers, but officials say no points will be assessed at least. All alleged violations will be reviewed by a police officer, officials say.
All of the alleged violations caught on camera will be reviewed by a police officer before they're mailed to the driver.
"The evidence of violations are required to be reviewed by police before being mailed to the registered owner at his or her address," the Philadelphia Parking Authority Executive Director Scott Petri told 6 ABC.
Roosevelt Blvd. is one of the most dangerous highways in the country. In 2018, there were 18 fatal crashes along Roosevelt Blvd, according to an analysis from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The installation of the cameras is expected to take five to six weeks. They are expected to be fully operational by March.
"This is about more than issuing fines, it's about saving lives," Philadelphia's Mayor Jim Kenney told 6 ABC.