Providence, RI- The City of Providence will begin issuing tickets for speeding violations monitored by five new Portable Camera Unit (PCU) speed cameras located throughout school zones within Providence to provide increased public safety measures for both pedestrians and drivers on Monday, March 19, 2018.
The cameras, which monitor Arlington Avenue from Freeman Parkway to Humboldt Avenue, Elmgrove Avenue from Laurel Avenue to Rochambeau Avenue, Blackstone Boulevard/Butler Avenue from President Avenue to South Angell Street, Chalkstone Avenue from Lisbon Street to Smith Street and Douglas Avenue from Cannon Street to Virginia Lane, are already operational but have only issued warnings since March 5, 2018. All proper signage has been placed at the new locations since the cameras became operational.
If a vehicle is determined by the PCU to be operating over 10MPH over the speed limit, a violation will automatically be issued. The violation will then be reviewed by Providence Police Officers and Conduent, an outside partner who manages and maintains the cameras. Once the violation is reviewed for accuracy and the information is verified, it is then mailed to the offender for payment. The first and each subsequent fine is $95.00.
In addition to these locations, PCU’s are currently operating on Mount Pleasant Avenue at Mount Pleasant High School, Thurbers Avenue from Eddy Street to Prairie Avenue, Charles Street from Silver Spring Street to Branch Avenue, Daniel Avenue from Harlam Street to Ethan Street and Peace Street from Elmwood Avenue to Bucklin Street. An additional PCU will be installed on Laurel Hill Avenue in the coming weeks.