I recently witnessed a driver run the red light at the intersection of 10th Avenue and Highway 395, crossing four lanes of busy traffic. While that incident was egregious, a similar scenario is repeated numerous times every day in Kennewick.
As a motorcyclist, I may be more aware of the motions of vehicles around me, but any attentive driver must see the epidemic of drivers running red lights. My intent is to encourage drivers to obey the law and stop endangering the rest of us.
Traffic cameras are used in other cities, with signs posted advising drivers of their use. That is fair warning. The driver of any vehicle entering an intersection after the light turns red has earned a ticket.
This problem is real and I invite others who share my concern to join me in urging our city council and police to adopt technology to correct the behavior of drivers who choose to violate red lights.
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Drivers who are fined may help the city budget, but more importantly, will likely change their dangerous driving behavior.
Tom Staly, Kennewick