Bridgeport considers installing speed and red-light cameras at dangerous intersections

Bridgeport Police Chief Roderick Porter says Pembroke Street and Boston Avenue is the kind of location where the cameras would be needed.

Frank Recchia and Robyn Karashik

Jan 15, 2024, 11:19 PM

Updated 182 days ago

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Bridgeport Police Chief Roderick Porter says he's looking into bringing speed and red-light cameras to the city.
The Department of Transportation recently issued guidelines requiring cities to provide written justification for installing cameras to flag and ticket unsafe drivers.
"We will be able to put these technologies in areas that are prone to having accidents and speeders…it will help us calm traffic flow down,” said Porter.
Porter says Pembroke Street and Boston Avenue is the kind of location where the cameras would be needed.
That's where a mother and child were killed last year when a speeding car hit their vehicle.
“These are technologies that I think will benefit us to provide more coverage in terms of traffic enforcement and traffic safety in the City of Bridgeport,” said Porter.
Officials say the plan is still in the research phase.


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