Seattle plans to use new cameras to monitor traffic around the city center and automatically issue tickets to drivers who illegally block bus lanes, crosswalks and intersections.
The Seattle Department of transportation pilot project aims to alleviate traffic congestion, improve public safety and increase the mobility of persons with disabilities.
In a blog post this week, Stott said that the choice of eight camera locations – Downtown Seattle, South Lake alliance, Belton, Pioneer Square and interstate 99 – was “based on their historical records, which are problematic and continuous, with people blocking crossroads or driving in bus lanes.”.
The camera will record the violator’s rear license plate. Signs will be installed in these areas to remind drivers of the new plan and issue warnings and tickets by 2022. The first violation will result in mailing a warning letter; The second violation was a $75 ticket.
It is illegal for drivers to enter an intersection and “stop the box” unless they have a clear road.
The following is where the camera is installed:
Aurora Avenue North Galle Street (traffic lane)
James Street 3rd Avenue (traffic lane)
Columbia Street First Avenue (traffic lane)
Third Avenue and Stewart Street (traffic lane)
Fort Street, Fourth Avenue (don’t block the box)
Jackson Street 4th Avenue (don’t block the box)
West Lake Avenue North of Valley Street / Roy Street (don’t block the box)
Olive road Fifth Avenue (there is a bus lane without blocking the box)
The working principle of the camera is the same as that of other traffic law enforcement cameras in the city. It is not used to help the police carry out other types of law enforcement. Stott said vehicle drivers would not be photographed.