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Traffic and Photo Enforcement

Traffic Enforcement
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If you want to request police action for problems related to speeding vehicles or traffic or parking issues in Bellevue, you can make a traffic service request. These requests go to a supervisor in the Traffic Section for review and further action. If requested, the origin of a traffic service request will be kept confidentional.

If you were cited for speeding by a Bellevue Police officer and want a copy of the certification of the radar or laser detector used by the officer or view the manual of any of the Traffic Safety Radar manuals, follow these instructions.

View the 2014-2015 Flashing School signs schedule and school zone schematics for the Bellevue and Issaquah school districts.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. If I am in a collision, do I have to fill out an accident report?
2. Should I always call the police to an accident scene?
3. Does the Bellevue Police Department investigate accidents on private property
4. Should I move my car after an accident?


 

Photo Enforcement

An Insurance Institute for Highway Safety report External Web Linkindicates that red light cameras saved 159 lives from 2004 to 2008 in 14 of the biggest U.S. cities. In an effort to reduce collisions and make city streets safer, Bellevue has implemented photo enforcement on a trial basis.

Motorists who exceed the posted speed in two school zones are captured on camera, as are red-light runners at two intersections on 148th Avenue Northeast. American Traffic Solutions, Inc. (ATS), which administers photo enforcement in 11 other Washington cities, administers Bellevue's photo enforcement program. ATS offers additional information about photo enforcement. You may contact ATS at 866-790-4111. A Bellevue police officer reviews all cases prior to issuing an infraction. The fine is $124.

 

Photo Enforcement Camera locations:

Cameras and violation sensors monitor two school zones:

  • Stevenson Elementary School, 14200 block of Northeast Eighth Street
  • Lake Hills Elementary School, 14300 block of Southeast 12th Street

Cameras monitor two of the city's highest-risk intersections:  (Red-light Installation Schematic)

  • Main Street and southbound 148th Avenue Northeast
  • Bel-Red Road and 148th Avenue Norhteast, north- and southbound

Photo Enforcement Public Records:


Traffic Enforcement Frequently Asked Questions:

If you have payment questions or want to dispute your infraction, please contact the Bellevue District Court at 206-205-9200.

1. If I am in a collision, do I have to fill out an accident report?

No, though you may want to if:

  • A collision causes more than $700 damage to either vehicle or other property, or there has been an injury, you should report it to law enforcement. An officer will investigate and file a collision report.
  • You are involved in a collision in which damage to either vehicle or other property is less than $700 and there has been no injury, law enforcement officers will generally not complete a collision report. You do not have to either. If you want, you can complete a report yourself, and the Bellevue Police Department can provide you with a form and assist you in completing it. State vehicle collision reports must be completed and filed with the the State Patrol within four days of the collision. State Vehicle Collision Report form.
  • Your car was parked and unoccupied when a collision occurred, or you were a pedestrian or using a wheelchair in an accident, you do not have to file a report. back>>

2. Should I always call the police to an accident scene?

  • The Bellevue Police Department will respond if called to any accident scene. As noted in the answer to Question 1, an officer will usually investigate and file a collision report if the collision has caused more than $700 damage to either vehicle or other property, or there has been an injury. Police will include in the report whether the collision involved unoccupied parked cars, bicycles, wheelchairs or pedestrians.
  • It is recommended that you call the police department when the other driver appears intoxicated, is from another state or country or leaves the scene without giving you any information.  In any case, if you feel you need assistance, please call us. back>>

3. Does the Bellevue Police Department investigate accidents on private property?

Because of personnel limitations, Bellevue Police cannot investigate most collisions that occur on private property. However, police will come if a collision on private property results in death or serious injury, if one of the drivers appears to be intoxicated or there was a hit-and-run and suspects can be identified. If you need help, please call us. We can still provide some form of assistance. back>>

4. Should I move my car after an accident?

This will depend a great deal on the circumstances. Your safety and the safety of others is always the first consideration. It is recommended that you not move your car if anyone is injured or if it is unsafe to drive. If your accident is minor and your car is safe to drive, you should consider moving your car to a safe location. back>>

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Police
450 110th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Captain John McCracken
Phone: 425-452-7658
E-mail: jmccracken@bellevuewa.gov


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