Get a ticket, then see what you think

When the pro red-light camera folks get their first $124 ticket and have to decide whether to go to court and fight it (taking time off work if they are employed) or paying it, they may have a different viewpoint. My ticket arrived 11 months after the fact when I was stuck behind a truck in major intersection turning left.

I travel this intersection every day and thankfully last Thursday I was at the head of the line. No sooner did I begin the left turn when a pedestrian decided to cross without the proper signal, stopping two left turn lanes in rush-hour traffic. I made it through after the pedestrian, but there will be some that will be receiving their $124 fines for being stuck in the intersection while a pedestrian crossed. A police officer would have evaluated the situation. The person that reviews the camera footage may not see the pedestrian. Market and 15th — cash cow intersection.

Carole Williams

Everett