Renton adding red light camera at Southeast 176th and Benson

The City of Renton is adding an additional red light photo enforcement camera at the intersection of Southeast 176th Street at Benson Road South/108th Avenue Southeast.

An analysis of this intersection found that on average, 47 vehicles fail to stop for the red traffic control signal during a twenty-four hour period.

A 30-day warning period will begin on Aug. 1, during which time the registered owner of a vehicle running the red light will receive a warning citation in the mail.

But beginning on Sept. 1, the registered owner of a vehicle photographed for failing to comply with the red traffic control light will receive a citation for $124.

It is important for citizens to know that photo enforcement violations do not get applied to their driving record. These violations are not recorded by the Washington State Department of Licensing. Similar to a parking ticket, the registered owner is responsible for the violation and fine resulting from running a red light.

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