Low Bridge Citations?

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    sn6uV
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    Has anyone here actually gotten a $75 automatic traffic safety camera citation for using the low bridge during peak hours?

    It occurred to me today that these might not really be issued since RCW 46.63.170 (https://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=46.63.170) seems to limit camera usage to school speed zones, red lights, and other speeds zones for certain cities.

    And then the indemnification given to certain people associated with businesses in West Seattle would likely run afoul of the “equal protection under the law” portion of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution. Not to mention, the Washington State Constitution’s own equal protection clause “No law shall be passed granting to any citizen, class of citizens, or corporation other than municipal, privileges or immunities which upon the same terms shall not equally belong to all citizens, or corporations.”

    #1009026

    WSB
    Keymaster

    They’ve been citing people since February.

    WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE: 3 notes, high & low

    #1009028

    CarDriver
    Participant

    sn6vU. Yes, tickets are being issued. Got my 1st one. Crossed on Saturday and wasn’t watching my time. Ticket say’s 8:02am. 2 minutes late. Question for anybody: has anyone contested a ticket and won. Note: i’m not trying, i’ll just pay.

    #1009147

    KBear
    Participant

    sn6vU, you’re not any more special than the rest of us. Pay your taxes and wait for the bridge to be fixed.

    #1009230

    sn6uV
    Participant

    @KBear, I never said I was more special than anyone. My point is actually the opposite, i.e. that individuals associated with West Seattle businesses are no more special than residents. And that the citations do not appear to comply with state law regarding traffic cameras or the equal protection clause.

    #1009414

    Franci
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    Umm more like 3 hours late. The lower bridge closes to general passenger traffic at 5:00 am, not 8:00 am.. The hours it is open. To all is 9:00 pm – 5:00 am.

    #1009416

    CarDriver
    Participant

    Um, Franci SDOT has made the bridge open to all until 8am on Saturdays and Sundays. My post noted that it was Saturday when i crossed

    #1009434

    CarDriver
    Participant

    Ummm Franci. SDOT moved the weekend closure to 8am a while back. I WAS only 2 minutes tardy.

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