City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 16A
Chapter 16A.64
Section 16A.64.240

Title 16A Transportation

Chapter 16A.64 Automated Traffic Camera Systems

Section 16A.64.240 Notice and Disposition of Traffic Infractions
  1. Infractions detected through the use of automated traffic safety cameras are not part of the registered owner's driving record under RCW 46.52.101 and RCW 46.52.120. Additionally, infractions generated by the use of automated traffic safety cameras under this section shall be processed in the same manner as parking infractions, including for the purposes of RCW 3.46.120, RCW 3.50.100, RCW 35.20.220, RCW 46.16.216, and RCW 46.20.270(3). A notice of infraction for stoplight and school speed zone violations detected through the use of automated traffic safety cameras shall result in a fine equal to the total penalty, including the base penalty plus any statutory assessments authorized under state law, for such violations otherwise detected by a police officer.

  2. If the registered owner of the vehicle is a rental car business, the police department shall, before a notice of infraction being issued under this section, provide a written notice to the rental car business that a notice of infraction may be issued to the rental car business if the rental car business does not, within eighteen days of receiving the written notice, provide to the police department by return mail:

    1. a statement under oath stating the name and known mailing address of the individual driving or renting the vehicle when the infraction occurred; or

    2. a statement under oath that the business is unable to determine who was driving or renting the vehicle at the time the infraction occurred; or

    3. in lieu of identifying the vehicle operator, the rental car business may pay the applicable penalty.

      Timely mailing of this statement to the police department relieves a rental car business of any liability under this section for the notice of infraction.
  3. Nothing in this section prohibits a law enforcement officer from issuing a notice of traffic infraction at the time a violation occurs to a person in control of a vehicle under the Washington Model Traffic Ordinance.

Date Passed: Monday, June 29, 2015

Effective Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

ORD C35272 Section 3