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Speed Cameras

To help reduce the number of speeding-related injuries, collisions, and fatalities, the Philadelphia Parking Authority has joined the City of Philadelphia as part of their Vision Zero Campaign to make Roosevelt Boulevard safer by placing speed safety cameras along 8 dangerous stretches of highway on Roosevelt Blvd. The cameras are programmed to take photographs of any speeding vehicle’s license plate along with a short video of the vehicle if radar detects it traveling in excess of 10 MPH over the posted speed limit. 

 

On Monday, June 1st, a 60-day warning period will begin at all speed camera locations. During the 60-day warning period, vehicles driving 11 miles or more over the posted limit will receive a mailed warning, along with information about the automated speed enforcement program and its goal to make Roosevelt Boulevard safer. Beginning August 1, all violators will receive a notice and fine for speeding.

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Did you lose your speed camera ticket?

Please call 1-866-790-4111 and have your license plate number readily available.

 

Do you want to dispute your speed camera violation?

Speed camera violation disputes are administered by Philadelphia’s Office of Administrative Review. To dispute your speed camera violation, please follow the instructions indicated on the violation to obtain a hearing request form.  You must fill out and submit this section.

Pay a Speed Camera Violation by Mail

Send the bottom portion of your violation along with a check or money order payable to:

Philadelphia Parking Authority
Speed Camera Enforcement
P.O. Box 351131
Seattle, WA 98124-5131

Pay a Speed Camera Violation by Phone

Credit card payments may be made by calling 1-866-790-4111. Please note that there is an additional convenience fee for phone payments.

You will need to provide the following information:

Notice Number
Credit Card Information

Amount of Payment

This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

 

Pay a Speed Camera Violation in Person

Please visit us:
917 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday

Speed Camera Locations

  • Roosevelt Boulevard & Banks Way

  • Roosevelt Boulevard & F Street

  • Roosevelt Boulevard & Deveraux Street

  • Roosevelt Boulevard & Harbison Avenue

  • Roosevelt Boulevard & Strahle Street

  • Roosevelt Boulevard & Grant Avenue

  • Roosevelt Boulevard & Red Lion Road

  • Roosevelt Boulevard & Southampton Road

Speed Camera Frequently Asked Questions

Speed safety cameras will operate 24/7.

PPA utilizes fixed-speed safety systems. The camera systems use a 3D tracking radar, high-resolution digital camera and high-definition video camera. The 3D radar identifies any vehicle traveling faster than the posted speed limit and triggers both the camera and the video, which captures the event.

The license plate is taken from a close-up of one of the images. Additional data collected includes the time, date, posted speed limit, vehicle speed, location, lane and direction of travel. A high-definition video clip of the event is provided as evidence. Violations are mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle after review and approval of the data and recorded images. The speed safety camera installations represent state-of-the-art technology that is precise and unbiased in its ability to identify vehicles speeding.

Please call 1-866-790-4111 and have your license plate number readily available.

Our goal is to save lives on Roosevelt Boulevard by managing driver speed. We know that for an automated speed camera enforcement program to be effective, speed enforcement must be consistently applied as a system. Therefore, we are starting with 8 camera locations with multiple cameras at each location.

As the PPA and its partners at PennDOT and the City initiate this program, residents will be hearing and seeing information about the roll-out of the speed cameras, including their exact locations. Signs will also be installed on the Boulevard, between 9th Street and the Bucks County line to clearly communicate to drivers about the presence of speed cameras.

First, the law mandates that the speed cameras are continually calibrated to ensure accuracy and that the cameras are correctly recording speeds. Second, there are clear defenses set out in the state law to contest the violation within 30 days of receipt to enable violation recipients to demonstrate that they weren’t driving the car at the time, they no longer own the vehicle, or that the vehicle was reported stolen prior to the time of the violation. Violation recipients will be provided with documentation with the violation that clearly explains the hearing process for contesting the fine.

Yes, the speed cameras will capture speeding motorcyclists whether the plate is displayed horizontally or vertically. These speed cameras can zoom to enhance the digitized image clarity to a sophisticated degree.

Yes, all speed zones where a speed safety camera is present are marked with adequate signage.

1. PAY ONLINE: http://www.philapark.org/violations/

2. PAYMENT BY MAIL: Send bottom portion of your violation along with a check or money order payable to:

Philadelphia Parking Authority
Speed Camera Enforcement
P.O. Box 35131
Seattle, WA 98124-5131

Remember to write your notice number on your check or money order.

3. PAY BY PHONE: Call 1-866-790-4111 to pay by Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.

After the voice response system introduction, press “1” and have your credit card information and violation or notice number ready. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is an additional $4 convenience fee for phone payments.

4. PAY IN PERSON: Please visit us: 917 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
M-F 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

You may use the following methods to pay the violation:

Credit/Debit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, and Discover
Personal Check
Cash (in-person payments only)
Money Order

The program is expected to begin issuing warnings starting in early Spring 2020. Warnings are to occur for a 60-day period.

In October 2018, the State legislature gave permission to enable the use of automated speed camera technology as part of a five-year pilot program on Roosevelt Boulevard, between 9th Street and the City limits with Bucks County. Before that, speed cameras were not legal. Now, the PPA and City will be using an Automated Speed Enforcement System (ASES) in addition to the traditional moving violation tickets written by State and local Police Officers. ASES was authorized in Chapter 12 of the Philadelphia Code by a unanimous vote of City Council in Spring 2019.

Automated Speed Enforcement Systems may be new to the Commonwealth, the City, and Roosevelt Boulevard; but as of this past year, 15 states and 140 municipalities across the U.S. are using them in school zones and along high injury corridors. The results? Consistent reductions in speeding and crashes resulting in lives saved. We will study the impacts of the program over the next five years, so that the State Legislature can determine the future of the program.

No, points to your license will not occur as part of this program. In fact, speeding identified by the Automated Speed Enforcement System on the Boulevard won’t be deemed a criminal act, cannot impact license points, and cannot be the subject of an insurance company’s merit rating or result in a rate surcharge.

The fine is as follows:

11 to 19 m.p.h. over the posted speed limit: $100
20 to 29 m.p.h. over the posted speed limit: $125
30 m.p.h. or more over the posted speed limit: $150

No license points will be accessed because it is a non-moving civil violation. However, failure to pay the civil penalty, failure to request a review of the violation, or to contest liability in a timely manner is an admission of liability which may result in paying additional fees.

Speed camera violation disputes are administered by Philadelphia’s Office of Administrative Review. To dispute your speed camera violation, please follow the instructions indicated on the violation to obtain a hearing request form. You must fill out and submit this section.

There will be a 60-day motorist warning period at the beginning of the program to allow drivers to get used to the program without fines. During the 60-days, violators who are driving 11 miles or more over the posted limit will get a warning, along with information about the automated speed enforcement program and its goal to make Roosevelt Boulevard safer.

No, the law requires review and inspection by a Police Officer before any ticket is issued. Motor vehicles being driven on Roosevelt Boulevard at speeds of 11 MPH or higher than the posted speed limit will be issued tickets. The ticket will be mailed to the motor vehicle owner whose license was captured from the rear.

The money collected will be used to cover the program’s costs including equipment, administration, and police officers dedicated to reviewing the violations. Remaining funds will be used for a transportation safety grants program for transportation safety improvements. The aim of the program is to improve safety and reduce deaths and serious injuries resulting from speeding, not serve as a generator of revenue. And it’s important to know that, by law, the vendor operating the cameras receives a monthly flat fee which cannot change based on how much money is brought in or how many tickets are issued.

As of now, Roosevelt Boulevard is the only location where the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia City Council have authorized speed cameras. Automated Speed Enforcement can also be used in active work zones on the PA Turnpike, Interstates, and PennDOT Federal-Aid Highways throughout Pennsylvania under the same pilot program law. However, at this time, no other locations can be requested.