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Mystery camera on 15th N.E. and N.E. 98th St.

October 14th, 2015 by Mike

A neighbor emails this afternoon:

Do you guys have any information about the traffic camera (see attached photos) newly mounted today at the intersection of 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 98th Street?

It’s from a company called “All Traffic Data,” and it’s mounted onto a normal traffic sign, but extends up about 20 feet with a camera that looks like it’s pointed directly into the middle of the intersection. Is that for enforcement, or are they studying something—maybe considering a light or something?

We don’t have any information about that specific installation (but will try and get some).

All Traffic Data is a company that works in several states, including Washington, providing:

Average Daily Traffic Counts (Volume, Speed & Classification)

Turning Movement Counts (Volume & Classification)

Origin-Destination Studies (Video or Manual)

Radar Speed Studies

Gap and Delay Studies

Travel Time Delay Studies

GPS Inventory

Road Condition Inventories

Pedestrian Studies

Saturation Flow Studies

Parking Lot Studies

And Northeast 98th Street is the main connector crossing Lake City Way in that area.

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$189 school zone speeding tickets hit the mail later this month

November 13th, 2012 by Mike

We had a slew of comments last month when the city turned on school zone speeding cameras outside Olympic View Elementary School.

So far only warning tickets have been sent.

But today our news partner The Seattle Times is reporting that real tickets will begin Monday, Nov. 26. To the tune of $189 a pop.

Starting Monday, Nov. 26, $189 tickets will be automatically mailed to registered owners of vehicles caught speeding past cameras installed in four Seattle school zones. Those zones are near Broadview-Thomson K-8 School, Thurgood Marshall Elementary, Olympic View Elementary and Gatewood Elementary.

The local cameras are on Fifth Avenue Northeast, just west of the school at 504 N.E. 95th St. The city says they will only photograph speeders’ license plates when warning lights are flashing.

Read the full Times story here.

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