KING 5’s Up Front ran a report on red light cameras today, with a lot of focus on Lynnwood.
The use of red light cameras and speed cameras to enforce traffic laws is widespread in Washington state. About 20 cities use them. But people are pushing back saying the photo enforcement is all about the money, not about making communities safer.
In Lynnwood, a large part of the city budget is wrapped up in red light cameras and anti-tax activist Tim Eyman has targeted it as an example of why photo enforcement can be abused.