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Former Burien Red Light Camera Firm Redflex Faces ‘Bribery’ Issues

Former Burien Red Light Camera Firm Redflex Faces ‘Bribery’ Issues

by Jack Mayne Redflex Traffic Solutions, the company that once provided red light photo enforcement cameras in Burien, and currently does in SeaTac, says an internal corruption investigation has found... [Read more]

UPDATE: Burien City Council Terminates Red Light Camera Program

UPDATE: Burien City Council Terminates Red Light Camera Program

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members agreed Monday night (Feb. 13) to terminate the city’s three-year-old red light camera program. Although Jack Block Jr. said he favored renewing the contract... [Read more]

City Of Burien Seeing Red Over Red Light Camera Revenue (Or Lack Thereof)

City Of Burien Seeing Red Over Red Light Camera Revenue (Or Lack Thereof)

by Jack Mayne Instead of reaping a massive windfall profit from the red light cameras on First Avenue, it appears the City of Burien may actually have lost $16,574 during the program’s first ten... [Read more]

18 Cities (Including Burien) Win Red Light Camera Class Action Lawsuit

18 Cities (Including Burien) Win Red Light Camera Class Action Lawsuit

by Scott Schaefer According to The Olympian, on Tuesday (March 2), a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit alleging that 18 Washington cities, including Burien, were charging too much for traffic violations... [Read more]

Burien’s Red Light Cameras On Track To Gross Over $654,000 In First Year, Nearly 3x Projected Revenue

Burien’s Red Light Cameras On Track To Gross Over $654,000 In First Year, Nearly 3x Projected Revenue

by Scott Schaefer Burien’s four red light cameras have been up and running for about four months, and according to the city’s Oct. 22nd e-newsletter, they are averaging “around 540 infractions... [Read more]

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against 19 Washington Cities, Including Burien, Over Red Light Camera Fines

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against 19 Washington Cities, Including Burien, Over Red Light Camera Fines

On Tuesday (June 23rd) a class action lawsuit was filed in King County Superior Court  that alleges that 19 Washington cities, including Burien, are overcharging drivers who get tickets via red light... [Read more]

Burien’s Red Light Camera Citations Are “In The Mail”

Burien’s Red Light Camera Citations Are “In The Mail”

By Jack Mayne

Any day now, cameras mounted high over three First Avenue intersections will record motorists running red lights and after local review of each photo, citations will be mailed to the owners of the offending vehicles.

The violation fine set by the Burien City Council is $101 now, but state law allows it to go up to a maximum of $124.

There are two cameras at First and SW 148th, focusing both east and west on 148th. The camera at First and SW 152nd tracks westbound vehicles and the one at SW 160th tracks eastbound traffic.

“Those intersections have a lot of accidents and this is really about safety to us,” said Mike Martin, Burien city manager. “It is not about the revenue. What we expect to see is a lot of tickets the first few months and then we expect it to decline. We thought about doing similar things in schools zones, we thought about doing it on Ambaum Boulevard it terms of speeding.”

But not now…

City Official Addresses Red Light Camera Concerns

City Official Addresses Red Light Camera Concerns

by Scott Schaefer

On March 1st, the City of Burien activated three “Red Light Cameras” on First Avenue South at SW 148th, SW 152nd and SW 160th, intersections that the city says have a higher incidence of red light violations and accidents.

The cameras, manufactured by a company called RedFlex: