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DS-17-037 Red Light Program

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Killeen Police Department's update on the red light camera program.

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DS-17-037 Red Light Program

  1. 1. Red Light Camera Program March 7, 2017 Killeen Police Department Dedicated Service – Every Day, For Everyone!
  2. 2. History Dedicated Service – Every Day, For Everyone! - 2007 Analyzed Crash Data - PD, Redflex Red Light Camera Program - Civil citations ($75, approved by an officer, no points, no credit, no warrant) - Privacy – rear photo only - Appeal process (hearing, city court) - Allowance for late fee ($25) - Non-payment – scofflaw, flag on registration - Nomination process for leased vehicles - PD Point of Contact – delay if military deployed
  3. 3. History (continued) Dedicated Service – Every Day, For Everyone! - 2008 Installed Red Light Cameras Media campaign, signs, civil citations, reviewed by officer, appeal process - 2009 Reviewed crash data, significant decrease Decreased crashes at the five intersections Decreased crashes city-wide 3
  4. 4. History (continued) Dedicated Service – Every Day, For Everyone! - 2012 Violations/citations decreased 2008 – 37,000 (9 months) 2012 – 28,000 (12 months) Crashes increased slightly citywide 2011 - 2014 Non-payment increased Violations increased Scofflaw (vehicle registration) - 2008-2016 - Violations decreased 43%
  5. 5. Intersections Dedicated Service – Every Day, For Everyone! - Central Texas Expressway (CTE) / Fort Hood, northbound (NB) and southbound (SB) - CTE and Trimmier, NB and WB - CTE and WS Young, SB* - CTE and Stan Schlueter, WB - Lowes Blvd and Trimmier, WB** *Taken down September 2013-present for construction **Taken down May 2016 to present for construction
  6. 6. Dedicated Service – Every Day, For Everyone! Crash Data 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Accidents WS Young/CTE camera down 2013 Trimmier/Lowes camera down May 2016
  7. 7. Dedicated Service – Every Day, For Everyone! Population 0 20000 40000 60000 80000 100000 120000 140000 160000 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Population
  8. 8. Financial Revenue 2008-2016 $3,476,639 Expenditures Red Light Camera program (prior to the split with state), police vehicles, traffic signs, radars, pavement markings, traffic lights. Dedicated Service – Every Day, For Everyone!
  9. 9. New Path Forward Dedicated Service – Every Day, For Everyone! Section 707, Texas Transportation Code - Citizen Advisory Committee - Traffic Engineering Study - Report of crashes for 18 months prior - Annual reports to TxDOT - Flat rate only
  10. 10. Dedicated Service – Every Day, For Everyone! Options 1. Cancel program; allow the contract to expire. Increase in crashes, officer investigations? Insurance Institute for Highway Safety report: Fatal red light running crashes 30% All fatal crashes 16% Identify funding mechanism for revenue lost Increase traffic enforcement
  11. 11. Dedicated Service – Every Day, For Everyone! Options (continued) 2. Continue with Red Light Camera Program - Consider new contract - Turn off cameras - Comply with new law requirements, - Utilize RLC revenue for study - Renew contract for same intersections.
  12. 12. Dedicated Service – Every Day, For Everyone! Flat Rate v. Tiered Currently: Tiered revenue per camera - 1-90 citations = $48 - 91-180 citations = $38 - 181+ citations = $28 2016: 21,025 citations $755,326 received (Less program costs, payment to State) Net to COK $434,400
  13. 13. Dedicated Service – Every Day, For Everyone! Flat Rate v. Tiered (continued) Flat rate: $4,870 per month per camera $409,080 per year Example 2016: 21,025 citations $1,249,456 received (Less program costs, payment to State) Net to COK $421,751 revenue
  14. 14. Dedicated Service – Every Day, For Everyone! Killeen Police Department Questions?

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