Washington teen fights for removal of red-light cameras

Kaye Beach

June 26,2011

Don’t give up on the younger generation  yet! This one is burning shoe leather to get rid of the scameras.

Hats of to 17 year old Josh Sutinen!

From MyNorthWest.com June 24, 2011

Washington is the latest state to see a backlash against cameras that issue traffic tickets.

Thousands of people have signed on to ballot proposals in Longview, Monroe, Redmond, and Bellingham to ban the cameras.

A 17-year-old is leading the initiative effort in Longview, even though he’s not old enough to vote for it yet.

“It’s basically the worst of both worlds put together, a tax and a spy camera built into one,” Josh Sutinen told 97.3 KIRO FM’s Dori Monson Show.

Sutinen, who just got his driver’s license last month, said they have until Thursday to collect enough signatures and he’s confident in his efforts.

“We’re going door to door from 5:00 to 8:00 every day and on Sundays we’ve been going all day….We’re really in the run mode right now,” he said.

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