Seattle city leaders propose new cameras to catch drivers who block intersections, crosswalks or use transit lanes

The box is simply the space between crosswalks at any intersection.  To keep it clear, city council members and Seattle Department of Transportation members held another committee meeting to get cameras to catch violators.

“We can’t do that without the state legislature allowing us to do that,” said Seattle City Council Member Mike O’Brien.

If approved by lawmakers, each camera runs about $10,000.

“We would have to have enough cameras to pick up the license plate of that vehicle and the light is red and they’re not where they’re supposed to be,” said O’Brien.