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Red-light cameras save children’s lives, study finds

A new study suggests that red-light cameras save children’s lives. The study – which was presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference, which was Oct. 22-25 in San …


Shawn Vestal: Dollars clarify debate over red-light cameras

With every new turn in the city’s red-light camera experience, the discovery is made all over again. Aha! It really is all about the money!


Camera ruling limited, city says

Red-light runners caught on camera in Spokane shouldn’t automatically expect a break from a recent court ruling rejecting the city’s method for issuing tickets. A city official says they’d have …


Ticket-signing system jeopardizes Photo Red

A judge on Friday ruled against the city of Spokane in a decision that may invalidate the system by which traffic tickets are generated using controversial Photo Red cameras. The …


Judge rules against Spokane’s Photo Red cameras

A judge today ruled against the City of Spokane in a decision that may invalidate the system by which traffic tickets are generated using the controversial Photo Red cameras.


Vestal: Shock seems misplaced over online-comments masquerade

It’s reprehensible, really. Shocking.


City may tap ‘Photo Red’ money for general fund

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner gave a preview Wednesday of a 2012 budget she says would be painless for residents who obey the law. Verner proposed to close a tentative $6.6 …


Spokane City Council extends red light camera law

Spokane’s red light cameras will stay in operation at least three more years. The Spokane City Council on Monday voted unanimously to extend the law that authorizes the city to …


Attorney: Spokane’s red-light camera ticket system flawed

Local attorney John Clark challenged Spokane’s system of issuing tickets from red light cameras, arguing Thursday in Spokane Municipal Court that the city is not following well-established law.


Sleepy driver crashes into red-light camera

A driver crashed into a red-light camera at Division Street and Sprague Avenue in Spokane after falling asleep this morning.


Grace period ends on red light cameras

Spokane drivers who run red lights at four new camera-equipped intersections can expect $124 tickets beginning Thursday.


Warnings end this week for new red-light cameras

Spokane drivers who run red lights at four new camera-equipped intersections can expect $124 tickets beginning Thursday.


City gets lots of green from red-light cameras

I realize Spokane is strapped for cash, but is Photo Red the way to get us in the black? Come on. There must be more ways for a city to …


Red light camera suit dismissed

A federal judge in Seattle dismissed a lawsuit alleging that 18 cities in Washington charge too much for red light camera tickets.


Judge OKs Washington red light camera tickets

A federal judge in Seattle dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Spokane and 17 other Washington cities charge too much for red light camera tickets.


More cameras to capture red-light runners as of today

Four new cameras to catch red-light runners will be activated Monday.


More cameras to capture red-light runners as of Monday

Four new cameras to catch red-light runners will be activated Monday.


City Council curtails red light revenue rule

Neighborhood councils won’t have to raise money to dip into revenue the city collects from red light camera tickets.


Editorial: Legislators need caution on red light camera bills

Perception isn’t reality, but it’s good enough for two Washington state lawmakers who want to curtail the fines for motorists who are caught on camera running red lights. Sen. John …


Bill seeks cap on red light runner fines

OLYMPIA – Spokane and any other city in Washington that uses cameras to catch red light runners could have their ticket fines limited to $25 under a proposal before the …


Photo Red’s effectiveness will depend on education

The city of Spokane installed cameras at three intersections to cut down on the number of costly collisions and to fine those who run red lights. From Nov. 1, 2008, …


Red light cameras yet to signal safety

Intersections where Spokane installed red light cameras in 2008 in the name of safety saw an increase in crashes and injuries in the first year of the controversial program. There …


Ticket cameras attract lawsuit

OLYMPIA – Eight ticketed drivers Wednesday filed a lawsuit alleging that 19 Washington cities, including Spokane, are overcharging people who get automated traffic-camera fines. A Spokane police spokeswoman said the …


Red light cameras coming to four more intersections

Say cheese, red light runners. Red light cameras are coming to four more Spokane intersections.


Getting There: Fuzzy pavement lines sap red-light camera revenue

If you think you have trouble seeing pavement lines in March in the Inland Northwest, consider the problem it presents for police trying to determine if someone blew a red …


In brief: Snow on roads, license plates affects red-light program

The snow that made driving difficult last month also made it harder for Spokane’s new red-light cameras to catch drivers running red lights. Snow and ice obscured license plates and …


Red-light runner hits Apple’s car

A Spokane city councilman who opposed installing red light cameras at city intersections was hit by a red-light runner last week, but that hasn’t changed his mind about the need …


Spokane program threatened

Spokane’s red light camera enforcement program could soon get a red light of its own. City officials say the city may dump the cameras if a state initiative, backed by …


Our View: City must publicize effects of cameras at lights

Soon, motorists who ran red lights at three intersections in Spokane this week will get a letter in the mail informing them that if they do that after Nov. 1, …


Cameras set to catch red-light runners

A program to catch red-light runners starts this morning with cameras at three intersections – Browne Street southbound at Sprague Avenue, Hamilton Street northbound at Mission Avenue, and Division Street …