District Adds 14 New Speed Cameras
Beginning Tuesday (May 20), the District of Columbia began turning on some of the 14 new automated speed cameras and one restricted truck camera in the city.
Not all of the cameras are in place yet, but as they are put up and turned on, violators will receive warnings in the mail for the first 30 days. Then police will issue citations and fines to violators. The fines from the speed cameras are the same as issued by an actual police officer: up to 10 mph over the speed limit, $50; 11-15 mph over the speed limit, $100; 16-20 mph over the speed limit, $150; 21-25 mph over the speed limit, $200; and over 25 mph will earn you a $300 fine.
The Metropolitan Police Department said the cameras are placed where speeding or restricted truck traffic has been a problem. Although some wonder if the cameras aren’t just a way for the city to fill its coffers. Last year, cameras brought in $75 million to the city treasury.
New speed-limit cameras:
|Camera Location||Lane Direction||Speed Limit|
|4600 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW||Northwest-bound lane||25 mph|
|3900 block of Cathedral Avenue NW||Northwest-bound lane||25 mph|
|2600 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW||South-bound lane||25 mph|
|4600 block of Reservoir Road NW||Northwest-bound lane||25 mph|
|2200 block of 18th Street NW||North-bound lane||25 mph|
|3600 block of Georgia Avenue NW||South-bound lane||30 mph|
|4600 block of Arkansas Avenue NW||Southwest-bound lane||25 mph|
|New York Avenue at Bladensburg Road NE||East-bound lane||35 mph|
|2200 block of Rhode Island Avenue NE||Northeast-bound lane||30 mph|
|3600 block of South Dakota Avenue NE||Northeast-bound lane||25 mph|
|4600 block of N H Burroughs Avenue NE||Northwest-bound lane||25 mph|
|200 block of 44th Street NE||South-bound lane||25 mph|
|2500 block of Martin Luther King Avenue SE||North-bound lane||25 mph|
|4200 block of 6th Street SE||South-bound lane||25 mph|
Oversized truck camera:
|1800 block of Monroe Street NE||West-bound lane||25 mph|
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