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Ask A Cop: Can I get a speed reader on my street?

DUVALLHow can I get a speed reader on my street?

Most streets in the city are always vulnerable to speeding vehicles at any time of the day or any day of the week. As a citizen of Lake Oswego, you might see this when getting the mail or coming home from work. It can be a big burden in your neighborhood, especially if you have children coming to and from school each day.

This is where the speed reader would come into play. It has the ability to collect data ranging from the speed of vehicles and vehicle pace to traffic volume and peak traffic times.

The first thing to do would be to visit this link: ci.oswego.or.us/police/speed-reader. It has all the information about the speed reader and past data from parts of the city. This will give you an idea about what it can do and the type of data we retrieve once we have taken it down.

The next step in the process for obtaining a speed reader on your street is to fill out a request form. There is a link on the bottom of the speed-reader page, which will open a PDF form. You will need to fill out the form completely and either submit it online or print it and bring it to the Police Department, which is located on the second floor of City Hall, 380 A Ave.

Your request will put you on a waiting list; speed readers are placed as quickly as possible, and generally stay in place for seven days. After we have obtained the results, they will be emailed to you if requested and also posted on the speed-reader page.

As always, if you have any questions about this process or anything else regarding speed enforcement, you can call the police non-emergency number at 503-635-0238 and ask to speak with a Community Service Officer or Patrol Officer.

— CSO Cole Duvall