As you’ve traveled in Bremerton lately the city’s police
department may have studied your movement through intersections.
The city has been testing potential intersections for camera
placement to catch and fine people who run red lights.
Kitsap Sun reporter Josh Farley will be meeting with Bremerton
Police Lt. Pete Fisher next week to get details on which
intersections get the cameras and what the initial studies showed.
We’ve heard rumors. If they’re true, ka-ching!
The city will use the cameras for a month and send warnings, but
after that the infraction costs $124.
We’ve heard the city could have sent out a lot of tickets. “How
many” you ask? “A lot,” I answer. We heard a number, but I can
neither confirm nor deny, because the consequence of being wrong
about it is just as excruciating as watching that guy on American
Idol who had his chest hair waxed. Thank you, Newark.
Let’s put it this way. Redflex will get just under $5,000 a
month per camera, about $40,000 a month. Or, if there aren’t enough
tickets issued, the company will get whatever amount the cameras
So the multiple choice question is, given the rumored number,
would the cameras generate enough tickets to pay for themselves and
provide revenue to the city?
D. Oh my gosh, yes!
E. What the &%#*@!
This does not account for the fact that once cameras are up,
people will be more aware and not so inclined to test it. But even
if you cut the rumored number in half, the answer is still E.