OPINIONS: 1900 red light camera violations have been reported between February 1 and March 1. Redmond Police start writing $124 fines for red-light camera violations on March 3.
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LETTER: I pass through the Union Hill/Avondale intersection three times a day/five days a week, and have nearly always seen the [red light camera] flash while I'm passing through. As with the previous two commenters, I have rarely seen any activity there that would have caught the attention of a police officer. It appears that 1,900 number is largely bloated by activity for which no police officer would have handed out a citation.
I'm deeply concerned by how this is going to play out starting Thursday.
Rose Hill neighborhood
March 1, *Ref:
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According to the Redmond City web site: http://redmond.gov/cms/one.aspx?objectId=32889&contextId=169 ; “Red light cameras only photograph a vehicle if it enters the intersection after the light turns red.” That sure seems counter to some of the discussion on the blog about when they’ve seen a flash (or even received a citation) and it sure seems counter to the FAQ page here: http://redmond.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=32896 that says: “A red light running violation occurs when a motorist enters an intersection or fails to stop at the crosswalk or stop line after the traffic signal has turned red. Motorists already in the intersection when the signal changes to red, waiting to turn for example, are not considered red light violators.”
Since there is 24x7 video of activity (plus a clip of video of the ‘infraction’) – can the city post a “sample” of what’s clearly an infraction and what’s not when the camera flashes that we can have free access to review?
LETTER: I've seen the flash go off many times at the Union Hill/Avondale intersection when no one had done anything wrong. I'm wondering how many of these "infractions" are real.
BY Steve & Roylene Otteson, 3/1 Ref: KIRO
By H Young, 3/2
Ref: (KIRO) Redmond red light traffic cams catch 1,900 violations
[You might try email@example.com She's the police commander managing this project. B.Y.]
- By Anonymous, 3/4