The City of Lakewood uses video technology in the traffic
signal system in two ways:
- The first is for vehicle
detection at an intersection. Conventional vehicle detectors are constructed by
embedding coils of copper wire in each lane of the roadway. Video detection
replaces the wire coils and it allows detection zones to be created
electronically. One camera can replace the wire coils in all lanes of an
approach to the intersection.
- The second video
application is for monitoring traffic and managing congestion. Using pan tilt
and zoom cameras, Traffic Engineering can monitor flow at various
intersections. The advantage in being able to see what traffic is doing is
that it allows the City to react quickly to an incident and help alleviate
potential traffic congestion. The cameras are also used to verify that timing
programs are working correctly.
Video Recording of Crashes
video is normally retained by the Lakewood Police Department for 30 days.
To request a copy of video of a crash, you must have filed a
If you have filed a police report, the police
investigator may have requested that the video be preserved beyond that time
period. To find out if he/she did, please contact the investigator
assigned to your case. You will need your police case number.
For more information, please visit http://www.lakewood.org/policerecords/
Lakewood does not use cameras for red light or speed enforcement.