Policy Position on Automated Traffic Enforcement

AAMVA supports the data-driven and responsible deployment of automated traffic enforcement. When deployed appropriately (such as in high crash areas and in work zones), automated enforcement technology has proven effective in reducing crashes. Effective use of this technology has also proven to reduce traffic law violations, namely excessive speed, in target areas. 

AAMVA encourages these systems be used as an augmentation to, and not as a strategy to supplant, existing law enforcement staffing or other resources. 

Enforcement of traffic laws is intended to change driving behavior. AAMVA encourages jurisdictions to explore solutions to allow automated enforcement actions to be reflected on the recipient’s driving record.

Jurisdictions should review and consider implementing applicable recommendations from the U.S. Department of Transportation, System Analysis of Automated Speed Enforcement Implementation, April, 2016, DOT HS 812 257, if speed enforcement cameras are to be utilized. AAMVA further encourages jurisdictions employ safeguards which ensure consistent application, review and enforcement.  

[Amended 2024]