Tools to Help Stop Unsafe Driving

Help keep Salem’s streets safe.

If you witness a traffic violation or notice frequent problems in an area, such as drivers speeding down your street, you can help stop ​​unsafe driving using the following tools.​​

  • ​​​​Submit a traffic report
    Report traffic violations you’v​​e witnessed on our citizen traffic report form​. We will send the owner of the vehicle a letter saying that a violation was witnessed. The letter will include the possible fine the driver would receive if a citation had been issued. You will remain anonymous.

  • Call the Traffic Team

    Call 503-588-6293 and leave a detailed message about the problem. Letting us know your concerns will help us prepare and carry out traffic enforcement plans.

  • Request a radar reader board

    Radar reader boards can be placed in locations where speeding complaints are reported. The reader boards show drivers how fast they are going and what the speed limit is. Drivers will see if they are driving too fast and have an opportunity to slow down. Data collected by the units, such as time of day and speed, is used by the Traffic Team to decide if additional enforcement is needed. Call the traffic complaint line at 503-588-6293 to request a reader board on your street. Include your name, phone number, location of concern, and indicate the direction of travel of the drivers who are speeding.

Speed limit reader board

Contact us

Salem Police Department Non-Emergency ReportingPolice Department
555 Liberty ST SE RM 130
Salem OR 97301
503-588-6123Non-emergency number. For emergencies, dial 9-1-1.
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