The group known as BanCams plans to hold signs at the corner of 196th Street SW & 44th Avenue West at 1 p.m. Saturday. Similar protests are planned in Fife, Lacey, Renton and Bremerton.
As them name implies, BanCams’ mission is a statewide ban of red light cameras. According to its website:
We are a group of Washington State citizens that think law enforcement should be about protecting people and property, not making money. Traffic cameras are all about money, not safety. Study after study shows that the cameras actually increase collisions. The politicians won’t get rid of them voluntarily, so that’s why we are here.
Lynnwood has 10 red light cameras in all and started using them in July 2007. There also are a couple of school zone speed enforcement cameras.