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PhotoSafe Speed Enforcement
Automated safety enforcement programs are proven to positively change driver behavior and enhance road safety by reducing the number of collisions, injuries and fatalities that occur as a result of red-light running and speeding. Public safety is Chesapeake’s highest priority. Utilizing this life-saving technology allows our officers to attend to other high priority matters throughout the city while still enhancing safety for our community.
Automated speed enforcement can substantially reduce speeding on a wide range of roads. IIHS studies of cameras on residential roads in Maryland, on a high-speed roadway in Arizona and on city streets in the District of Columbia found that the proportion of drivers exceeding speed limits by more than 10 mph declined by 70, 88 and 82 percent, respectively, six to eight months after cameras were introduced.
Chesapeake’s automated speed enforcement program is titled PHOTOSafe. Our city’s goal is to simply gain compliance with traffic speed limits which will significantly contribute to public safety in Chesapeake. The camera systems are a force multiplier for the uniformed police officer and they reduce the risks involved in speed violation enforcement in school zones.
The key to the program’s success is public knowledge of the systems and the assurance that if you speed in a school zone, your vehicle will be photographed and you will receive a civil penalty for the violation. Therefore, the locations of monitored school zones will be highly publicized as they become active. Information on the Virginia law governing the photo-monitoring systems to enforce speeding in school zones can be found under the Code of Virginia section 46.2-882.1.
The following information is provided for assistance:
If you have any questions, you can contact the Chesapeake Police Department’s PHOTOSafe Office at 757-382-6942 or at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
The address to the PHOTOSafe Payment Center is:
P.O. Box 16495
Chesapeake, VA 23328-6495
All payments must be sent to the above listed payment center.
The City of Chesapeake does not accept payments at any city location.
School Zone Locations and Times
|Location||Morning||Afternoon||Half Day Morning||Half Day Afternoon||Half Day Elem Only|
|Deep Creek High & Elementary||7:00AM-9:20AM||1:50PM-2:30PM
|Great Bridge Middle||8:30AM-9:10AM||3:10PM-3:55PM||8:30AM-9:10AM||11:30AM-12:30PM|
|Greenbrier Christian Academy||7:30AM-9:00AM||2:30PM-3:45PM||7:30AM-9:00AM||11:30AM-12:30PM|
|Hugo Owens Middle &
Deep Creek Central
|Rena B. Wright Elementary||7:00AM-7:55AM||1:50PM-2:40PM
|Sparrow Road Intermediate||7:55AM-8:50AM||2:25PM-3:10PM||7:55AM-8:50AM||11:40AM-12:50PM|
|Western Branch High, Middle & Elementary
Speeding Dangers Information
Learn the facts surrounding the dangers and causes of speeding, and how speed safety cameras improve safety.
More Sites Containing Information on this Topic
- VDOT – Virginia Department of Transportation
- U.S Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- National Coalition for Safer Roads: Stop on Red
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
- Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety