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Pasco City Council approves red light cameras

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Red light cameras will be coming to two intersections in Pasco

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Red-light cameras have only been approved for two intersections Road 68 and Burden Blvd and Court St. and 20th St.

Because of the development around those two areas, officials have seen a surplus of traffic accidents. Officials say T-bone accidents are common.

They are hoping the cameras will cut down on traffic violations. City council has plans for where the money from the cameras will go.

"To the extent we get surplus revenues beyond program costs those will be put to use to make the city safer,” said Dave Zabel, Pasco City Manager.

City council is planning on writing it in the contract that if they don't see traffic improvements from the red light cameras, they will be able to void the contract and remove the red light cameras.

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The city manager says putting a police officer at those intersections to catch the traffic violations would just create more traffic issues at the area. They see these red light cameras as their only solution to cut down on accidents.

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