Red Light Cameras http://kplu.org en Through Fines, School-Zone Speeding Cams Will Fund Safety http://kplu.org/post/through-fines-school-zone-speeding-cams-will-fund-safety <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Get caught on camera speeding through a school zone, and you may find yourself with a $189 ticket in your mailbox. Those fines add up fast: The city has collected more than $3 million as of last month.</span></p><p>So what happens to all that money? The Seattle City Council voted Monday to direct all of it into a special fund, to pay for safety improvements near schools. That could include sidewalk repairs, better lighting and fixing curbs.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 00:16:14 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9405 at http://kplu.org You don't have the right to vote on red light cameras, court rules http://kplu.org/post/you-dont-have-right-vote-red-light-cameras-court-rules <p>The Washington Supreme Court says voters do not have the right to vote on the use of red light cameras for traffic enforcement.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/84526628/Red-Light-Cameras-Opinion"> In a 5 to 4 ruling </a>on a case involved a proposition on the ballot in the city of Mukilteo, the justices held that:</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;Because the legislature expressly granted authority to the governing body of the city of Mukilteo to enact ordinances on the use of automated traffic safety cameras, the subject of Proposition 1 is not within the initiative power.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p>In November 2010, Mukilteo voters approved Proposition 1 by a 70 percent margin. The Proposition had the backing of anti-tax activist Tim Eyman.</p><p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 20:01:40 +0000 Paula Wissel 4373 at http://kplu.org You don't have the right to vote on red light cameras, court rules Retired judge fights Longview camera ticket http://kplu.org/post/retired-judge-fights-longview-camera-ticket <p>LONGVIEW, Wash. &mdash; Retired Cowlitz County Superior Court Judge Jim Warme is fighting a speeding ticket issued automatically by a camera in a school zone.</p><p>In his appeal of a Longview Municipal Court decision, Warme acknowledges a car registered to him and his wife was photographed last May driving 31 mph in a 20 mph zone.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 21:52:20 +0000 The Associated Press 3758 at http://kplu.org Red light camera opponents file initiatives in Monroe, Longview http://kplu.org/post/red-light-camera-opponents-file-initiatives-monroe-longview <p>Red light camera opponents in Longview and Monroe submitted initiatives Monday against the automatic traffic ticketing system. If approved, the Monroe initiative would require the city to remove its cameras and ask for voter approval before installing more. Tue, 24 May 2011 18:30:50 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 1665 at http://kplu.org Red light camera opponents file initiatives in Monroe, Longview Red light camera ballot challenges spread across state http://kplu.org/post/red-light-camera-ballot-challenges-spread-across-state <p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-948719.mp3</span></p><p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">Irate</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; "> drivers in four Washington cities are filing ballot initiative paperwork this week to unplug automated traffic enforcement cameras.</span></p><p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">So far, driver rebellions have ignited in Longview, Bellingham, Monroe and Wenatchee. Signature drives have started in those cities to unplug their red light cameras.&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 21px; font-size: 14px; ">Professional initiative promoter Tim&nbsp;Eyman&nbsp;is involved in all four of the nascent municipal campaigns.</span></span></p><p> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 23:12:55 +0000 Tom Banse 659 at http://kplu.org Red light camera ballot challenges spread across state Friday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/friday-mornings-headlines-3 <p>Making headlines today:</p><ul><li><strong>Gov's ferry proposal draws fire</strong></li><li><strong>Red light cameras in the hot seat</strong></li><li><strong>A bottlenose&nbsp;dolphin spotted in south Sound</strong></li></ul><p> Fri, 07 Jan 2011 13:42:37 +0000 KPLU News Staff 493 at http://kplu.org Friday morning's headlines