August 25, 202
The City of Providence today announced Portable Camera Units (PCUs) will resume operation in school zones beginning September 18th on all school days, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Cameras remaining in their current locations will begin issuing tickets immediately. Cameras in new locations will issue warnings to violators for the first 30 school days in their new locations and violation tickets will be issued starting on November 1st.
The new camera locations include Smith Street at Eaton Street, Hartford Avenue at Longo Street, Prairie Avenue at Ocean Street, Eaton Street at Roslyn Avenue, 812 Douglas Avenue, 961 Eddy Street and Dexter Street at Daboll Street.
Existing camera locations to remain are Union Avenue and Waverly Street, 156 Reservoir Avenue, 500 Hope Street, 93 Cranston Street, 187 Douglas Avenue, 179 Thurbers Avenue EB, Blackstone Blvd SB at University Avenue, across from 331 Hope Street, Bridgham Street at Fales Street and Branch Avenue at Burleigh Street, 417 Charles Street, 301 Butler Avenue and across from 114 Olney Street.
The PCUs are used to enforce speed limit violations and increase public safety measures for both pedestrians and drivers. These cameras began operating in January of 2018 and are strategically placed in areas with problematic traffic and speed concerns.
If a vehicle is determined by the PCU to be operating 11MPH or more over the speed limit, a violation will automatically be issued. The violation will then be reviewed by Providence Police Officers and Conduent, an outside vendor 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 $50.00. Increased signage will be placed in areas where speed limit laws will be photo enforced.