A recent survey shows a growing interest in the state’s roads, but a new statewide survey shows cameras are still a niche.
The Oregon Highway Patrol says its been conducting an online survey to better understand what drivers are looking for in their state’s highways.
The survey was conducted between April 17 and May 12, and has a response rate of 62.5 percent.
Of those who responded, 41 percent said they were looking for an emergency camera.
That is a drop from last year’s response rate, but still a good number.
“The public continues to want more and more cameras on their highways,” said Sgt. Tim Satterberg.
Satterberg said the survey was completed by the Oregon Highway Division, the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon State Police.
More than 20 cameras are currently in use in Oregon.
One of those, located in Multnomah County, has a 2.2-megapixel camera that is designed to detect and document road crashes.
Oregon is in the midst of a massive expansion of its roads and is expected to be able to reach 100 miles per hour on average by 2025.
The roads that make up the state will also see some major improvements in that time.
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