Speed cameras are coming to Philadelphia's deadliest road

Pat Loeb
May 16, 2019 - 5:00 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Speed cameras are coming to Roosevelt Boulevard. Philadelphia City Council passed a bill today to put the devices in several locations along the nearly twelve mile stretch of road.

“Roosevelt Boulevard is arguably the most dangerous stretch of highway and the deadliest here in Philadelphia, if not in the nation,” said Jana Tidwell of AAA.

She testified in support of the bill, which passed unanimously, citing the 139 deaths there between 2013 and 2017.

Sponsor Cherelle Parker says the cameras will photograph any car going more than 11 miles per hour over the speed limit.

“Vehicles going between 11 and 20 miles over the speed limit are going to be fined $100, vehicles going between 21 and 30 miles over the speed limit are going to be fined $125 and vehicles going more than 30 miles over the speed limit are going to be fined $150,” she said.

The cameras should be up in seven to 11 locations, between 9th Street and the county line, by the end of the year. However, there will be a 60 day grace period, where drivers will receive warnings instead of tickets.