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13992RE: [MPD-5D] Speed Limits: What's love got to do with it?

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  • Daniel Chapman
    Sep 10 8:12 AM
      Camera enforcement is in place to create revenue, not to save "lives and limbs."  it's all about the money.


      To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
      From: brian.ions@...
      Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2012 15:48:26 +0000
      Subject: [MPD-5D] Speed Limits: What's love got to do with it?

      Geovani, generally, ignorance of the law is no defense against its enforcement.

      So I'm curious. What DC code are you referencing and how does it read? And how specifically is the law being violated by the use of mobile speed cams?

      In my experience, Virginia is much tougher on speed limit enforcement than the District. Lower speeds always allow a driver more time to react safely to unexpected conditions. Given DC's dense population, with its crazy L'Enfant street layout and many kid pedestrians (always an unpredictable driving situation), I can't fault the chiefs at all for trying to save lives and limbs with tough speed limit enforcement.


      --- In MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com, "Lanier, Cathy (MPD)" <cathy.lanier@...> wrote:

      What area Geovani?


      From: Geovani A Bonilla <gbonilla@...>
      To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com <MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com>; Lanier, Cathy (MPD)
      Sent: Sat Sep 08 10:32:54 2012
      Subject: Love Letters from Chief Lanier (Not So Nice)

      Chief you know I love you and am a big fan, but I don’t enjoy getting love letters from you. Those mobile speeding cameras are killing me. I would rather make a $125 donation to MPD directly. The issues that I have with some of the love letters is that speed limits are not posted in many of the areas where the mobile speed cameras are being placed; DC ordinance required that for the fine to be enforceable, there MUST be visible signage.  So I suggest MPD really considers this law before placing cameras all over the place to ensure that a law abiding (though not always speed abiding) citizen thinks that he/she is okay driving at 35 MPH due to lack of speed limit signs and get a nice love letter from MPD because the actual speed limit is 25 MPH.



      Geovani A. Bonilla

      Bates Area Civic Association

      Email: gbonilla@...


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