Oregon House Bill 2530 – Relating to Use of Photo Radar


Bill No.:
HB 2530
Bill Location:
OregonAssembly / House
Bill Title:

Repeals Sunset on Authorization to Operate Fixed Photo Radar on Urban High Crash Corridors in City of Portland

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NMA Recommendation:
Oppose

House Bill 2530 would repeal sunset provisions for speed cameras along “high-crash corridors” in the City of Portland. It would also authorize cities with populations of 50,000 or more to operate speed cameras on urban high crash corridors. The bill is scheduled to receive a hearing in the House Transportation Committee on May 18, 2021.

The NMA is opposed to automated traffic enforcement, including speed cameras, for a number of reasons including:

  • Photo radar can generate false readings
  • This type of automated enforcement emphasizes ticket volume
  • There is no certifiable witness to the alleged violation
  • The driver of the vehicle is not positively identified by the camera which means, by default, the owner of the vehicle receives the ticket whether or not he/she was the driver at the time of the alleged violation
  • Speed cameras have not been shown to improve traffic safety

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