PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Philadelphia Parking Authority is activating speed cameras along the Roosevelt Boulevard next week and will begin sending violation warnings throughout the months of June and July. Any vehicle traveling 11 miles per hour over the speed limit will be mailed a warning.Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Involving Ocean City Beach Patrol Members Under Investigation
“Philadelphia is concerned about the dangers of speed in the city,” PPA Executive Director Scott Petri said. “We will educate and enforce behaviors that help improve traffic safety. Vehicles that speed will be identified and warning notices will be given from June 1 to July 31.”
Beginning Aug. 1, all violators will receive a notice and fine up to $150 for speeding.
No points will be added to the person’s driving record.READ MORE: Multiple Faiths Joining Forces To Combat Philadelphia's Rising Gun Violence
Officials say the fine is aimed at deterring driving at excessive speeds that could lead to fatal injuries.
“We believe red light cameras save lives — and we believe automated speed enforcement cameras along Roosevelt Boulevard will save more lives,” Petri said.
The speed cameras will be located at the following locations:MORE NEWS: 2 Mothers, Babies Rushed To Hospital After Being Rescued From Burning Frankford Apartment Building, Officials Say
- Roosevelt Boulevard and Banks Way
- Roosevelt Boulevard and F Street
- Roosevelt Boulevard and Deveraux Street
- Roosevelt Boulevard and Harbison Avenue
- Roosevelt Boulevard and Strahle Street
- Roosevelt Boulevard and Grant Avenue
- Roosevelt Boulevard and Red Lion Road (near Whitten Street)
- Roosevelt Boulevard and Southampton Road ( near Horning Road)
Roosevelt Boulevard also has nine intersections that are monitored by red-light cameras. Officials say, as a result, red-light running has decreased on the Boulevard by 58% since 2005.