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Stories tagged: red light cameras


Oregon Senate backs use of red-light cameras to catch speeders

The Oregon Senate has approved a bill that would let cities use red-light cameras to also identify speeders.


Study shows fatalities increase when red-light cameras shut down

WASHINGTON – Red-light cameras are widely hated, but a new study says getting rid of them can have fatal consequences. Traffic deaths from red-light-running crashes go up by nearly a …


More red light cameras being considered by Seattle

Red light cameras led to nearly 40,000 tickets in Seattle in 2015. Now Washington’s largest city is considering adding more.


Woman critically injured after STA van struck by car that ran red light

A woman was critically injured in downtown Spokane Thursday evening after the Spokane Transit Authority van she was in was struck by a car that witnesses said ran multiple red …


Speed cameras going up at three Spokane elementary schools

After months of traffic counts and warnings to drivers passing through school zones, the Spokane City Council agreed to put automated cameras near three Spokane schools to nab speeders. By …


Auburn to remove red-light cameras

AUBURN, Wash. — Auburn has decided to get rid of its unpopular red-light cameras.


Suit filed over red-light camera refunds

The city of Spokane has not refunded traffic ticket money a judge ruled was wrongfully collected using red-light cameras, and is still trying to collect from drivers who haven’t paid, …


City Council considers traffic cameras for school zones

Motorists speeding through school zones could be the next target of Spokane’s push into automated traffic enforcement cameras. With statistics suggesting red-light cameras have helped improve safety at intersections, while …


Red-light money left alone

Money from red-light camera tickets still must be used only on traffic safety projects. The Spokane City Council on Monday voted 4-1 to reject a proposal that would have removed …


Spokane City Council debating changing red-light camera law

The Spokane City Council is debating whether to change the law to allow them to do what they’ve already authorized: spend red-light camera fines on projects unrelated to traffic safety. …


Spokane red-light cameras ‘fleecing’ drivers, some say

Chris Gray knew he would lose, but at a Spokane Municipal Court hearing earlier this month, he wanted to make a point. Two months earlier – at 7:18 p.m. on …


Motorcyclist struck, run over by pickup truck

A motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries Monday evening when he was struck and run over by a pickup at a busy downtown intersection. Police say the pickup was westbound on Sprague …


Red-light camera data kept from cops

SEATTLE – Police across the nation are using footage from red light cameras to help them solve crimes, but not in Washington. Washington state law prohibits police from using images …


Massive concrete girders take shape at Spokane business

Some of the largest pre-stressed concrete girders in the U.S. have been coming out of a manufacturing yard in Spokane in recent weeks. The 186-foot-long girders are being used for …


Eyman, red-light-camera foes push for city bans

Tim Eyman’s anti-tax initiatives have developed, he admits, “a partisan tinge” over the years. But Washington’s ballot-measure king says he finally has found an issue that unites voters across the …


In brief: New red light cameras start issuing tickets

The Spokane Police Department sent out a reminder that the warning period for three new red light cameras expired Sunday at midnight. As of now, anyone who is caught on …


No more warnings on red light cameras

The Spokane Police Department announced today that the warning period for three new red light cameras is expiring today at midnight. Anyone who is caught on camera running a red …


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 …


Red-light camera company suspended for misleading posts on Internet

An executive at the company that provides red-light cameras in Spokane has been suspended after a newspaper in Western Washington discovered he misrepresented himself as a local resident on its …


Red-light camera firm puts exec on leave for Web postings

An executive at the company that provides red-light cameras in Spokane has been suspended after a newspaper in Western Washington discovered he misrepresented himself as a local resident on its …


Legislature takes up red light camera issue

OLYMPIA – Cities that want to install cameras to catch motorists who run red lights or speed through school zones would have to get voter approval under bills before the …


Legislature takes up red light camera issue

OLYMPIA – Cities that want to install cameras to catch motorists who run red lights or speed through school zones would have to get voter approval under bills before the …


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 …


Getting There: Road-sharing just got easier

The Howard Street corridor in Spokane from Fourth Avenue to Buckeye Street is being turned into a bicycle route. In addition, a bicycle loop is being marked off in the …


Judge OK’s Mukilteo red light camera vote

A Snohomish County Superior Court ruled Friday that Mukilteo voters will have their say in November on red light cameras.


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.