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First of six red light cameras in Everett begins punishing drivers

First of six red light cameras in Everett begins punishing drivers

First of six red light cameras in Everett begins punishing drivers

A red light camera warning sign at 41st Street and Rucker Avenue in Everett, seen on July 3, 2024.
Photo by Michael Whitney.

EVERETT — Today, citations began issuing red light violators at Broadway and 16th Street, the first of six locations in Everett where red light cameras will be installed.
Starting in August, the city will begin enforcing red light violations at Rucker Avenue and 41st Street, as well as Evergreen Way and 112th Street SW. These cameras currently warn drivers for a grace period.
In September, cameras will document drivers who run red lights
• Evergreen Way and Casino Road
• Evergreen Way and 4th Avenue W. and
• Everett Mall Way and 7th Avenue SE
Quotes cost $124.
The cameras only monitor certain directions. For example, the camera at the corner of 16th Street and Broadway monitors Broadway heading north and south.
In 2020, the six intersections selected for cameras had the most red light violations resulting in serious injury crashes. In 2023, the six intersections were among the seven worst in Everett.
In the spring, Everett installed an automated school zone speed enforcement camera along Casino Road at Horizon Elementary School.

Where the ticket money goes
The city says the program is revenue neutral.
Revenue from the tickets covers the costs of four full-time employees who work with the camera program: a police officer who has the final say on ticket violations, a court clerk who
A traffic engineer and a traffic technician manage the program and design safety projects based on camera revenue.
The city plans to use any remaining profits to improve road safety.
“We will use this money to look at the best places for traffic safety,” traffic engineer Corey Hert previously told the Tribune, adding that further studies are planned. One example could be more flashing lights at pedestrian crossings.
At the end of 2022, the city council approved a five-year contract with Novoaglobal for nearly $504,000 per year.