Medford, OR – According to the Medford Police Department, the educational/warning period will start on Monday, August 21 and last for 30 days.
Actual citations will start being issued on Wednesday, September 20.
The Medford Police Departmen recognizes that the use of photo radar at intersections comes with mixed feelings in the community and they do not take that lightly.
In 2022 when they conducted a survey, they found that 74% of the public surveyed reported that the photo radar program was rated as “very good to satisfactory” and that the vast majority of people believed that it improved traffic safety.
They agree with the public and have seen a downward trend in crashes at photo enforced intersections as well as nearby intersections.
Speed continues to be the biggest factor in serious vehicle crashes throughout the nation. MPD has seen a correlation between speed enforcement and the number of serious traffic crashes that are reported to them.
Their ability to use technology to facilitate speed and red-light enforcement is a force multiplier when it comes to traffic safety.
In fact, this was one of the recommendations that came from their 2022 Level-of-Service study conducted by the Center for Public Safety Management.