Seattle to add more cameras to catch red-light runners

Traffic cameras will be installed at 18 more Seattle intersections this year to catch drivers who run red lights.

Drivers caught by the cameras will be fined $124.

Mayor Greg Nickels announced the intersections at a news conference this morning with City Council members Nick Licata and Tom Rasmussen. All three recommended adding new cameras in the 2008 budget.

In July 2006, the city started a one-year project at four intersections, and costs were covered by citation fines.

The city spent $420,000 on the program, issued 16,539 citations, and collected $1.1 million in fines. Officials said today that traffic violations dropped by 50 percent at intersections with cameras.

Nice ROI...


To my Friends!!! To My Friends!!!
Read my thread in the FU forum...just got my first Red-Light Camera Ticket for taking a right on red. Fucking stupid cameras.


permanent case of the Moooondays
This is a non-story. Everyone knows this is just another way for cities and towns to generate revenue.


I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
Try this, don't run a red light.

On a side note, anyone who takes the time to go to court can get the shit thrown out, but nobody bothers.