June 15, 2009 in City

Red light cameras coming to four more intersections

By The Spokesman-Review

Say cheese, red light runners.

Red light cameras are coming to four more Spokane intersections.

Within the next couple of months, cameras will point northbound on Division at Sprague, eastbound on Wellesley at Ash, westbound on Second at Thor, and northbound on Freya at Third, police said at today’s Public Safety Committee meeting.

Cameras have been pointed at the north- and southbound lanes on Division at Francis; the northbound lanes on Hamilton Street at Mission Avenue; and the southbound lanes on Browne Street at Sprague Avenue since Oct. 1.

The Division and Francis intersection will get additional cameras at the lefthand turn lanes for north and southbound traffic.

Nearly 2,500 $124 tickets have been issued; about 67 percent have been paid, police said.

“I’m personally pleased with the program,” said City Council President Joe Shogan. “I don’t hear a lot of drivers in Spokane complaining about it.”

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