City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 16A
Chapter 16A.64
Section 16A.64.210

Title 16A Transportation

Chapter 16A.64 Automated Traffic Camera Systems

Section 16A.64.210 Authorized use of Automated Traffic Safety Cameras
  1. Law enforcement officers of the City and persons specially commissioned by the chief of police are authorized to use automated traffic safety cameras for the enforcement of RCW 46.61.050, requiring obedience to traffic control devices for stoplights for two-arterial intersection and RCW 46.61.440, requiring obedience to school speed zones. Use of automated traffic safety cameras shall comply and be consistent with RCW 46.63.170, as well as other applicable state laws and regulations regarding automated traffic safety cameras.

  2. For the purposes of this section, "automated traffic safety camera" means a device that uses a vehicle sensor installed to work in conjunction with an intersection traffic control system, a railroad grade crossing control system, or a speed measuring device, and a camera synchronized to automatically record one or more sequenced photographs, microphotographs or electronic images of the rear of a motor vehicle at the time the vehicle fails to stop when facing a steady red traffic control signal or an activated railroad grade crossing control signal, or exceeds a speed limit in a school speed zone as detected by a speed measuring device.

Date Passed: Monday, June 29, 2015

Effective Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

ORD C35272 Section 1