PBOT: Speed Safety Cameras work, NE Marine Drive next

The Portland Bureau of Transportation touted the effectiveness of recently installed Speed Safety Cameras the day before those on Northeast Marine Drive were scheduled to begin issuing warning.

The cameras, authorized by the Oregon Legislature and already installed in a number of locations around town, support speeding tickets being issued against drivers without the presence of a Portland police officer.

According to the Monday announcement by PBOT, before such cameras were installed on Southeast 122nd Avenue and Division Street last year, an average of 715 vehicles a day traveled 45 miles per hour (mph) or faster on 122nd. After the cameras were installed, the average dropped to 61 vehicles, a 91 percent decrease from the traffic count.