Drivers caught speeding in 35-mile-per-hour zone of Marine Drive will now be ticketed

Beginning Oct. 10, 2018, drivers caught speeding in the 35-mile-per hour zone of Marine Drive will receive tickets rather than warnings. KATU photo

PORTLAND, Ore. – Starting Wednesday, drivers caught speeding on Marine Drive will be ticketed.

A new 35-miles-per-hour speed limit is in place on a two-mile stretch between Interstate 5 and Northeast 33rd Drive. A week and a half ago, the speed limit in this area was 40 miles per hour.

Since the new signs were posted, the city has just been giving drivers warnings, but that changes Wednesday.

There are speed cameras posted on the road and drivers who are caught speeding will now have to pay a ticket.

KATU News monitored drivers’ speeds Wednesday morning and for the most part, drivers stayed within 5 miles per hour within the limit. But we caught one person traveling at 44 miles per hour. The speed camera flashed at that person, indicating the driver will be getting a ticket.

The new speed is an effort to make the road safer and reduce the number of traffic fatalities and serious injuries.

Officials say there were 140 reported crashes, and six people were seriously injured, on this stretch of Marine Drive from 2012 to 2016.

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