The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) says it is issuing a new set of traffic camera licenses to the public.
The license will be valid until July 1, 2018, and will be available for purchase online.
UDOT Director of Public Affairs Kristi Koester says the license will provide an incentive for motorists to get their own cameras and help the agency get more people using its service.
“If you have a traffic ticket that you can’t pay, you can use this to get your traffic camera,” Koesiter said.
“You can then make an electronic payment or you can pay it at a gas station or your local convenience store and the license can then be returned to you at your convenience.”
The license is valid for up to 30 days and can be used by both the individual and corporate.
The individual can only use it in conjunction with another traffic camera.
The corporate license is for use on a single camera.
If both are in operation at the same time, the corporate license will only be used for the primary camera.
Koester said the agency also plans to increase the number of licenses issued annually to ensure the system is working properly.
“We’re excited to see more traffic cameras on the road in the coming months and we’re also looking at how we can use these licenses as a tool to reduce accidents and reduce citations for the public,” she said.UDOT said the licenses are being issued for one-time use only.
Koesitor says they can be reused for up the 30-day period.
The agency has issued a new list of cameras for the general public to purchase.
Katester says they will be on display at the UDT’s new traffic camera center for a month.