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How Many Intersection Will Be Monitored?
The City of Chesapeake is authorized to monitor a total of 21 intersections by Virginia State Code guidelines of 1 intersection per 10,000 residents. Our City Council has approved the use of 20 camera enforcement systems. The process for selecting the intersections to be monitored includes (i) the accident rate for the intersection, (ii) the rate of red light violations occurring at the intersection, (iii) the difficulty experienced by law enforcement officers in patrol cars or on foot in apprehending violators, (iv) the ability of law-enforcement officer to apprehend violators safely within a reasonable distance from the violation, and (v) pedestrian safety concerns.
The Process For Selecting which intersections will be monitored includes:
The accident rate for the intersection
The number of red light violations occurring at the intersection
The difficulty experienced by law enforcement in apprehending violators (officer and public safety)
The ability to apprehend violators within a reasonable distance from the violation
Independence Blvd at Virginia Beach Blvd
Two Red Light Runners Captured
Virginia Beach Blvd at Independence Blvd
One stops – See if you can pick which one doesn’t
Approved Locations for Camera Enforcement
|Intersection||Warning Period||Activation Date|
|Battlefield Boulevard (Rt 168) & Great Bridge Boulevard (Rt 190)/Kempsville Road||02/13/12||03/14/12|
|Indian River Road/Sparrow Road||07/22/11||08/21/11|
|Portsmouth Boulevard (Rt 337) & Gum Road/Peek Trail||07/22/11||08/21/11|
|Greenbrier Parkway/Butts Station Road & Kempsville Road||01/29/11||02/28/11|
|Military Highway (Rt 13) at Greenbrier Parkway/Dunbarton Drive||01/12/11||02/11/11|
|Military Highway (Rt 13) and George Washington Highway (Rt 17)||10/07/10||11/06/10|
|Battlefield Boulevard/Atlantic Avenue at Campostella Road||08/27/10||09/26/10|
The intersections are listed in the order of VDOT approval and camera activation.
An engineering safety analysis was conducted at all of the above intersections in accordance with VDOT guidelines. The analysis included a 48-hour automatic traffic recorder directional and classification count, turning movement counts, and a concurrent 12-hour video survey of red light violation counts. All intersections were approved for photo enforcement by VDOT in accordance with the Code of Virginia 15.2-968.1.
A 30 day automated enforcement or red light camera violation warning period is given at each intersection when the cameras are activated. The warning period is considered part of Chesapeake’s public awareness program.
Signs warning drivers that red lights are photo enforced are installed within 500 feet of the intersection.
VDOT requires a yearly recertification of all red light cameras.
Please contact the PHOTOSafe Program Coordinator, P.O.S. Mike Noha, if you know of a location that would benefit from red light running photo enforcement.