5 Speed Cameras Added in Southeast D.C.
Beginning Wednesday (June 11), the District of Columbia will turn on five new automated speed cameras in Souetheast.
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 has been identified as problem. Last month, 14 new speed cameras and a restricted truck camera were added around the city, part of an aggressive campaign MPD officials say will make the city safer. Others however, have said the cameras, which brought $75 million into city coffers in 2013, are less about safety than about making money.
New speed-limit cameras:
|Camera Location||Lane Direction||Speed Limit|
|Unit block of 47th Street SE||Northwest-bound lane||25 mph|
|1600 block of Minnesota Avenue SE||Southwest-bound lane||25 mph|
|2700 block of Wade Road SE||Northeast-bound lane||25 mph|
|800 block of Southern Avenue SE||Southwest-bound lane||30 mph|
|800 block of Barnaby Street SE||Southwest-bound lane||25 mph|
A full list of the district’s current speed camera locations is available here.
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