RNB Editors Note: As of 3/26 a petition has been circulated to ban red light cameras in Redmond. http://bancams.com/petition/redmond/
Redmond red light traffic cams catch 1,900 violations
BY CHRIS SULLIVAN
|Redmond police says they're frightened by the|
the number of infractions their new red light
cameras have turned up.
Redmond installed red light cameras at three intersections, and speed cameras in one school zone, in December. They went active last month for testing, and the police are amazed at what they've found. They found 1,900 drivers blew through the red lights at those intersections in just three weeks.
"I'm actually a little frightened by how many there are," said Redmond Police Commander Shari Shovlin. "We are actually surprised at the speeds at which people are just going through red lights without even hesitating." Despite two months of warnings to drivers that the cameras were being installed, Shovlin said they aren't getting the message.
"We're going to have to continue to do some public education on these dangerous driving behaviors. Slowing down is not the same as stopping at a red light."
The $124 tickets will start going out in the mail on Thursday.
By Chris Sullivan
Posted on MyNorthwest
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