A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Why camera tickets soared in ’17

Written February 2nd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Something else has come up concerning Albany’s lone array of red-light traffic cameras, but  before we get into that, let’s remember the obvious: We don’t have to worry about getting a camera ticket if we stop when the light turns yellow or red.

Cameras could snap speeders too

Written February 19th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Albany and other cities could use their red-light cameras to also catch speeders under a bill pending in the Oregon House. But the sensors at Queen and Geary may not be accurate enough for speeding tickets to stand up in court.

Council on traffic cameras: Keep going

Written April 27th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Albany will continue its Redflex contract for red-light cameras, the city council decided in a 5-1 vote Wednesday. Councilor Dick Olsen voted no.

Red-light cameras: Keep them or …?

Written April 23rd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Some jurisdictions across the country have been dismantling red-light cameras, but in Albany the police chief would like the council to authorize renewal of the city’s contract with Redflex Traffic Systems for another seven years without competitive bidding.

Red light cameras: Another look

Written January 8th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Red light cameras are under fire across the country, but not so far in Albany or elsewhere in Oregon. A closer look is in order. What do those other states and cities know that we don’t?

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