Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 6:48:50 PM by Clint Williams
Washington state DOT officials announce the kickoff of a statewide speed camera program.
WSDOT / ATS speed cameraThe Washington State Department (WSDOT) will unleash its freeway speed cameras in the southwest portion of the state on Monday, September 15. WSDOT officials held a kickoff event in Chehalis on Friday to announce the date that ticketing will begin. The cameras will first appear in white Ford SUVs parked on the side of the road in a work zone on Interstate 5 south of Chehalis.
“Along with our Washington State Patrol partners, we place a high priority on highway safety,” WSDOT State Traffic Engineer Ted Trepanier said. “The automated traffic safety cameras are just part of the highway safety program.”
This program is designed to generate millions in revenue from $137 citations generated by the fully automated vans. Washington officials neglected to mention that ATS, an Arizona-based vendor, is the primary partner in charge of all aspects of the ticketing process in exchange for a significant portion of the revenue.