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No more warnings for red light runners

SPOKANE, Wash. - Beginning April 1st Spokane Police will start issuing citations for red light runners who are caught by recently installed traffic cameras at various intersections in the city.  Wednesday will be the last day motorists receive warnings, ending a 30 day grace period.

During the month of March, officers have approved 416 warning notices to violators.  Another 184 warnings are currently in various phases of processing at the company that administers the program for Spokane, American Traffic Solutions.

The Red Light Photo Enforcement Program started in November 2008 with three locations. To date, the cameras have caught over 8,000 violators.  The city recently installed cameras at four additional locations:

  • Division St. northbound at Sprague Ave.
  • Second Ave. westbound at Thor St.
  • Freya St. northbound at Third Ave.
  • Wellesley Ave. eastbound at Ash St.

Spokane Police Sgt. Eric Olsen says, "Our goal is to stop red light violators and prevent collisions resulting from red light runners. We've worked hard to publicize the program and encourage the public to follow the law and stop on red. If a driver violates the law and puts lives at risk by running a red light, they'll no longer get away with it."

The ticket for running a red light in Spokane is $124.  In the first year of the program, 5,773 tickets were issued that brought in more that $477,000 in fines.  About 40 percent of that went to American Traffic Solutions for installing and running the cameras.

 

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