Road Authorities

ORS 810.434
Photo red light

  • operation
  • evaluation


Any city may, at its own cost, operate cameras designed to photograph drivers who:


Violate ORS 811.265 (Driver failure to obey traffic control device) by failing to obey a traffic control device; or


Violate the speed limit established in ORS 811.111 (Violating a speed limit) by 11 miles per hour or greater or violate the designated speed posted under ORS 810.180 (Designation of maximum speeds) by 11 miles per hour or greater.


Cameras operated under this section may be mounted on street lights or put in other suitable places.


A city that chooses to operate a camera shall:


Provide a public information campaign to inform local drivers about the use of cameras before citations are actually issued; and


Once each biennium, conduct a process and outcome evaluation for the purposes of subsection (4) of this section that includes:


The effect of the use of cameras on traffic safety;


The degree of public acceptance of the use of cameras; and


The process of administration of the use of cameras.


By March 1 of each odd-numbered year, each city that operates a camera under this section shall present to the Legislative Assembly the process and outcome evaluation conducted by the city under subsection (3) of this section. [1999 c.851 §1; 1999 c.1051 §327; 2001 c.474 §1; subsection (5) of 2001 Edition enacted as 2001 c.474 §3; 2003 c.14 §491; 2003 c.339 §1; 2005 c.686 §1; 2007 c.640 §1; 2011 c.545 §65; 2017 c.288 §3]


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