FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q: What is automated traffic enforcement?A: The purpose of an automated traffic enforcement program is to augment traffic enforcement resources and to help positively impact driving behavior. Automated traffic enforcement equipment is able to be present 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in order to identify excessive speeders. Cities in the United States have successfully implemented these types of programs for more than two decades.
Q: How does mobile speed monitoring equipment work?A: Mobile units (sport utility vehicles) are deployed allowing them to change locations to manage changing traffic demographics and needs such as school and construction zones.
Mobile units are equipped with a radar unit that monitors vehicle speeds as traffic approaches and passes. If a vehicle is exceeding the 'enforcement' speed, the radar unit signals a camera to take a picture of the violating vehicle as it approaches the enforcement equipment and a second image as it goes past the enforcement equipment. These images document the vehicle, license plate, and speed.