Sierra Vista's traffic safety cameras go 'live' | Crime
On Wednesday, May 1, the traffic safety enforcement camera at the intersection of State Route 90 and Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway at Charleston Road will be fully operational, ending the month-long warning period. During the warning period, there was an average of 21 red-light and two speed potential citations per day at this intersection. With the conclusion of the warning period, the Sierra Vista Police Department will begin issuing citations for red light running and excess speeds.
During the warning phase, City officers noticed many drivers did not come to a complete stop at the red light prior to making a right turn. State law requires vehicles to come to a complete stop (no “California” rolling stops), yielding for pedestrians and traffic that have the right of way, before making a right turn at a red light.
Construction of the photo enforcement camera planned for State Route 92 and Foothills Drive is tentatively scheduled during the month of June. Construction at State Route 90/92 will follow during the month of October. Future warning periods and fully operational dates will be announced.
The photo enforcement cameras are another resource to assist the Sierra Vista Police Department in keeping the community safe, and are not intended to replace what officers do, but rather to enhance their overall effectiveness. 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 is 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.