The City of Bellevue has installed two speed-enforcement cameras near Stevenson and Lake Hills elementary schools reports the Bellevue reports The Bellevue Reporter. The cameras were installed and were operational to coincide with the start of the new school year.
The cameras are positioned to monitor traffic during school start and release hours. The cameras monitor westbound traffic along Northeast Eighth street and 143rd Avenue Northeast, and Southeast Eighth Street and 14rd Place Southeast.
Bellevue installed signs 150 feet from the speed cameras to warn drivers to slow down. Warnings will be issued until September 30 at which time $124 tickets will be written.
The City of Bellevue chose the two locations where they wrote 522 speeding tickets during school hours last year.
Bellevue’ also plans to install red-light cameras at six intersections in the near future. Anecdotal evidence shows that traffic cameras reduce car accidents at the intersections where they have been installed. In nearby Lacey, the city has found that at one intersection where a red light camera was installed, the incidence of injury car accidents reduced from between 16 and 21 to one. Some detractors who have filed suit against 22 cities including Bellevue say, [photo -enforcement programs provide ] “illegal incentives to issue improper tickets,”
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