Longview City Council is asking our residents to tell us whether or not we should continue using traffic safety cameras for traffic enforcement.
Your opinion is important, so please take the time to learn about Initiative Measure No. 1 and Propositions No. 1 and No. 2 that are on the November ballot. Cowlitz County ballots will be mailed out October 21, or you can watch for the online version at http://wei.secstate.wa.gov/cowlitz/Pages/default.aspx.
General information about the City’s traffic safety camera pilot program can be viewed below. You may also request information by calling 360.442.5022 Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Intersection safety technology is just one way the City of Longview is attempting to make its streets safer for everyone. We hope the following information about traffic safety cameras will be helpful. Please call us at 442-5800 if you have additional questions.
Longview’s Traffic Safety Camera Pilot Program – August 2011
|This handout specifically addresses why Longview is doing a traffic safety camera pilot program. The informational handout includes some traffic collision statistics as well and Q&As about common program misconceptions.
|Red Light Safety Camera Pilot Program informational brochure – January 2011
||This full-color brochure includes the location of the City’s pilot program cameras as well as how school speed zone cameras and red light cameras work. It also includes fast facts about the program and a graphic depicting how traffic violations at intersections are captured.
|Traffic Camera FAQs – January 2011
||This informational handout focuses on common questions asked about the pilot program and how the ticketing process works.
|YouTube PSA Video - January 2011
||This graphic video on the dangers of running red lights shows actual footage of cars being hit at intersections. (From American Traffic Safety)
|Staff Report to Council on Automated (Photo) Traffic Enforcement – March 2010
||A presentation was made to Longview City Council in March 2010 to consider the feasibility or need for a red light camera pilot program. This report by Chief Jim Duscha captures information about the need for a pilot program as well as statistical data.