Speeders Beware!

“We believe speed cameras will save lives,” Philadelphia Parking Authority Executive Director Scott Petri said at a Monday news conference (Photo via the Philadelphia Tribune)

Lead foots beware: Automated speed cameras finally coming to Roosevelt Boulevard

Pennsylvania Capital Star, Pennsylvania, January 14, 2020

On Monday, the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) began installing 32 speed cameras as part of a pilot program along the city’s most dangerous road. The cameras will dole out tickets to speeders around May following a 60-day “warning period.”

Speed cameras are in use in an estimated 140 municipalities in 14 other states. In New York City, speed cameras were credited with reducing speeding by 63% and fatal crashes by 55% at camera locations between 2014 and 2017, according to the PPA.