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First citations mailed to drivers caught speeding on I-90

Citations have been mailed to 169 vehicle owners whose cars were speeding through the work zone on Interstate 90 at Snoqualmie Pass.

The $137 citations will begin arriving in mailboxes soon for drivers caught speeding between Sept. 17 and 21. The Washington State Department of Transportation started using automated speed enforcement in the I-90 work zone to help reduce speeds and improve safety for workers and travelers.

A camera inside the SUV captures the rear license plates of vehicles going over the posted speed limit.

The Washington State Patrol matches the license plate with the Department of Licensing’s database and issues a $137 fine to the registered owner. Those receiving citations should follow the instructions inside to submit payment or contest the infraction, such as if the registered driver of the car which received the ticket was not the driver that day, an in person affirmative statement to that fact can remove the citation.

By keeping within the 60 mph speed limit, those driving through the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East – Hyak to Keechelus Dam project are helping keep travelers and  construction crews who are building a new, more reliable six-lane highway just a bit safer.

More information, a sample infraction, question-and-answer section and public-feedback form are available at www.wsdot.wa.gov/safety/ATSC.

 

 

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