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Spokane drivers continue to get nailed by photo red, speed cameras

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane drivers continue to speed through school zones and blow through red lights, leading to hundreds of tickets each month generated by enforcement cameras.

According to a report to be presented to the city's public safety committee Monday, 565 photo speed tickets were issued for drivers speeding through school zones between December 16th and January 15th. That's 182 more tickets than the same time frame last year; the equivalent of nine more tickets per day. Keep in mind, kids were on holiday break during much of that time and the school speed zones are not enforced. 

The cameras are currently in place near Finch and Longfellow Elementary Schools. 125 tickets were issued in the Finch area, 440 near Longfellow. 

Photo speed cameras went up near Ridgeview Elementary in early January; the warning period for those cameras ends this Friday. Cameras will go up near Willard Elementary School sometime this year.

Photo red cameras continue to generate a lot of money for the city. Between December 16th and January 15th, 1,313 violations were recorded by the photo red system. 

According to the city, most drivers are getting photo red tickets at Freya and Third. Behind that are intersections at Hamilton & Mission, Browne & Sprague, and Browne and Third, respectively.


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