What Is House Bill 2485 In Washington State And How Does It Work?

You might be aware of traffic cameras in some busy intersections that'll snap a photo of you running a red light but Washington State is cooking up something new that might surprise you.

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Is Washington Planning On Installing Traffic Cameras On State Highways?

I've seen a few of my friends that have got caught in traffic cams and then later you get your fine and your photo in the mail weeks later. If you drive along the Columbia Gorge, signs say that police patrol from the sky so you are not alone even if you think you are.

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Washington State is proposing a new way to nab speeders along the highways.

House Bill 2485 would create a program in Washington State where traffic cameras will now be installed along the highways. It means that in the middle of nowhere, you could get a ticket for exceding the speed limit and not know about it until months later after you receive your ticket in the mail.

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Washington State officials have gone on record saying the cameras are about safety more than busting speeders. If the bill passes, the Washington Department of Transportation says the cameras will be marked and visible to drivers thanks to the WSP.

As technology gets better and cheaper, the cameras might soon become a normal sight on the freeways and highways of Washington State.

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According to Yahoo.com, the first offense if caught by one of these safety cameras will be $124 and then escalate after that.

Do you agree with this proposed bill? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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