Ticketed today: 58 mph on 35th SW, 70 mph on West Seattle Bridge

Another traffic-crackdown roundup from Seattle Police tonight – just published on SPD Blotter minutes ago:

On 35th Avenue SW, a 35 mph zone,
1 at 58 mph
1 at 51 mph
1 at 50 mph
3 at 49 mph
2 at 48 mph
2 at 46 mph
2 at 45 mph

12 Cell Phone violations
1 Stop Sign
1 Following Too Close
1 No Proof of Insurance

On the West Seattle Bridge, a 45 mph zone,
1 at 70 mph
1 at 68 mph
1 at 65 mph
1 at 60 mph
1 at 59 mph

2 vehicles for Racing
3 No Proof of Insurance
1 Bus Lane violation

27 Replies to "Ticketed today: 58 mph on 35th SW, 70 mph on West Seattle Bridge"

  • Recall McGinn April 21, 2011 (6:43 pm)

    Speeding tickets are a tax on the stupid.

    Nice work SPD, keep it up!

  • WS Lifer April 21, 2011 (6:44 pm)

    This is awesome. Saw the guys on 35th. Wonderful. Sad we can’t be responsible adults and “police” ourselves and abide by laws so clearly existing for safety. Great job SPD: keep it up!!!!

  • coffee April 21, 2011 (7:00 pm)

    Excellent work!!!

  • DMC April 21, 2011 (7:13 pm)

    Thank you SPD. Husband says they are out in force. We appreciate your hard work!

  • I. Ponder April 21, 2011 (7:22 pm)

    Book ’em!

  • GenHillOne April 21, 2011 (7:28 pm)

    They were EVERYwhere today too!

  • brn2bm April 21, 2011 (7:41 pm)

    I was looking at the proof of insurance requirements and a collector plate allows you to go uninsured. And if you have a spare 60K laying around, you can put it in a CD and pledging it to the State Treasurer is another way of saving on insurance. I suppose now I’ll have some tragic accident and be left sad and destitute, but insurance IS expensive. And the tickets ain’t cheap either.

  • Jasperblu April 21, 2011 (7:52 pm)

    I love reading about these crackdowns. Go get ’em SPD!

  • Lame April 21, 2011 (7:59 pm)

    Just the city trying to get money again.

  • lenguamor April 21, 2011 (8:05 pm)

    I’m glad they’re ticketing for cell phone violations; it’s beyond ridiculous that people still think that’s okay.

  • ad April 21, 2011 (9:34 pm)

    It’s NOT so lame because the city needs money and this is a good way to generate it. The law is the law. I am very aware when I am risking a ticket.

    And really, nobody should be driving at those speeds on 35th!!

  • (required) April 21, 2011 (10:07 pm)

    I’m with the majority — good work, SPD. Particularly on the often observed, but rarely ticketed, “driving/following too close.” Lots more people need tickets, though, obviously. But the SPD can — and should — get back to the work of fighting crime, which they can IF we do the smart and really the only thing: turn 35th into one lane each way. But, until then, thank you and good work SPD! Unbelievable how fast sociopathic idiots were going. Oh @Lame, the city’s not raking in dough. Remember, it costs manpower to put cops in cars. Then when the self-absorbed morons see their ticket and realize what it will do to their insurance, they waste more public dollars tying up court staff with frivolous appeals — and until judges stop granting them passes and breaks, it’s going to remain big costs and zero profit for city coffers. But, at least 35th is a TEENY bit safer. For now. but when the patrols go, the traffic fatalities will return. Until we fix 35th with one lane each way, the city is literally standing idly watching people die that they know will die but that don’d need to die because the road is inherently dangerous and can be fixed.

  • louie April 21, 2011 (10:12 pm)

    Lame -“Just the city trying to get money again.”

    Really? The city gets about $45.00 out of a typical $124.00 ticket. I don’t see a cash cow out of these tickets. Driving close to 60 mph on 35th deserves a Negligent Driving ticket.

  • visitor April 21, 2011 (10:45 pm)

    12 cell phone violations! YESSS.

  • T April 22, 2011 (12:12 am)

    Safety? Yes!
    Tickets? Whatever.
    Making 35th one lane? NO!!!

    People, one lane is less safe than two. If you need to swerve to avoid something, one lane each way puts you in to oncoming traffic. Traffic will backup at rushhour, which will cause more fender benders, which will cause more delays.

    Want safety on the roads? Teach your children how to drive. Stay in the right lane if you want to go slow so people can safely pass on the left. Use turn signals. Etc.

    Reverting to single lanes on 35th would not magically increase safety! It would be a true waste of the city’s money.

  • guy April 22, 2011 (2:39 am)

    I love this!!! People treat that roadlike its a highway. Slow down already people!!! Enjoy the drive.

  • coffee April 22, 2011 (5:28 am)

    After working on Fauntleroy post construction and now on Delridge, I can say that the 1 lane option only results in daily use of the middle turn lane as a passing lane. I see it every day and I keep saying soon it will be a head on.

  • Brian April 22, 2011 (5:45 am)

    Think before you type. It’s one lane each way with a center turn lane.

  • Ken April 22, 2011 (7:28 am)

    I hope this continues after spring break. I drive the elementary school time slot for delivery and pickup of step grandson. I get to see the truly clueless/kamikaze highschoolers hit the street at 2:30. Put a few back on their bicycles and the rest may learn something that will keep them alive long enough to become taxpayers.

    Speed limit changes and “road diet” are not the answer for this major arterial. Enforcement (especially cell phone) is the key.

    I drive through the marked “photo enforced” area (camp long) each day and most drivers are strictly at 33 – 35 mph in that zone since the right hand side of the street has several residents who park their white suv’s on the street and the speeders can’t tell until they get close whether it is the photo van or a resident.

    SPD should chose a few other spots for “photo enforced” zones but use the criteria of the number of white cars or vans as the trigger for where to site them.

    Cost efficient for the city and annoying for the chronic speeders.

  • Krystal April 22, 2011 (7:37 am)

    Now if people actually paid the full value of those tickets, rather than getting the price reduced for “showing up” in court. It’s like the mom who grounds their kid for a week, and the next day allows them go to party anyhow.

  • Brandon April 22, 2011 (8:09 am)

    Glad to see that they are busting people for bus lane violations. It makes me angry when cars blatently use the lane, get in the long line of traffice with the rest of us.

  • joey April 22, 2011 (10:38 am)

    I wish they would crack down on California Ave. Especially right after high school gets out its a speed way!! And I witnessed an old guy in lincoln suv go thru both cross walks while people/kids were walking!!! How can I turn this jerk in-? Also- behind my house on Glenn Way people SPEED thru-and up Genesse hill- Im afraid to let my kids walk anywhere!!

  • buddsmom April 22, 2011 (12:02 pm)

    Wish they had been out last night around 5. The cab I was in was going 52 mph southbound on 35th!

  • NotMe April 22, 2011 (2:08 pm)

    I love how some people completely miss the point of SPD enforcing the speed limits. Do you really think “they” are out to make money?
    Yeah… that’s the reason someone got a ticket. It had *nothing* to do with the fact they were breaking the law.

  • Paul April 22, 2011 (4:50 pm)

    I am sick of the argument “they should be fighting real crimes” In my book if your speeding,talking on cell or driving in bus lanes then you are reckless. You are no better than a drug dealer selling to children. Your actions can and will kill or mame. Wake the F up!

  • Jeff April 23, 2011 (8:58 am)

    Speeding tickets are lame!
    To each their own. Unless you are driving reckless and swerving in and out of lanes. Who cares if your 10-15 miles over the “speed limit”
    35 MPH is a joke on 35th! A 4 lane road. Get over it people.

  • Paul April 23, 2011 (5:30 pm)

    Speeders are lame! and to be fair so are the slow ones!!

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