Re: [MPD-5D] a response to the question on MPD writing tickets on 300 blk of RI Ave NW:
- I think the issue isn't the need to stop, but the need to move the car
to a street that doesn't block as much traffic.
On 9/21/11, scott@... <scott@...> wrote:
> I posted Andi's email text from the MPD-5D list over on the LeDroit Park
> list, since the 300 block of Rhode Island Avenue NW falls within LeDroit
> Park in the Third District.
> A reply has already been posted at the LeDroit Park list, which I am
> crossposting here back on the MPD-5D list.
> From: Gregg Jones <greggjones42 @ gmail.com>
> To: LeDroitPark @ yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 5:29 PM
> Subject: Re: [LeDroitPark] report of MPD writing tickets on the 300 blk of R
> I Ave NW
> Hello Andi -
> I live on the 300 block of Rhode Island ave NW. The police are writing the
> tickets because drivers continue to block the intersection and cross walks
> during rush hour making it impossible for cars and Metro buses to cross
> Rhode Island Ave NW via 3rd st NW.
> I'm not quite sure what the solution is, but after speaking with one of the
> officers this week, they ticket between 50-75 drivers each time they monitor
> the intersection.
> My advice, leave a little earlier because it doesn't seem like the police
> will be stopping enforcement any time soon.
> Hope this insight helps.
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 5:01 PM, scott@...
> <scott@...> wrote:
>>I am posting this message from the Fifth District list, since it pertains
>> to the 300 block of Rhode Island Avenue NW in LeDroit Park in the Third
>>From: Andi <andi_fleming @ yahoo.com>
>>To: MPD-5D @ yahoogroups.com
>>Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 11:51 AM
>>Subject: [MPD-5D] Unnecessary Traffic Delays
>>I have been late for work 3 times over the last few weeks due to police
>> blocking travel lanes for miles to write tickets on Rhode Island Ave
>> between the hours of 8:30-9am. I commute down Rhode Island Avenue from
>> Brookland to Downtown. Apparently the police department (or several
>> individual police) have decided that it is a good idea to write tickets on
>> the 300 blk of Rhode Island Ave NW between 3rd St NW & Florida Ave NW
>>I dont know if they are writing tickets for cell phone use, seat belts,
>> blocking the box or what (cant be speeding). There is no street parking
>> here during rush hour, so they are taking away on full traffic lane of 3
>> total when they pull someone over. This is causing major traffic delays. I
>> understand that it is important to ticket these folks that are breaking
>> the law, but cant they be pulled over to a side street or into the huge
>> parking lot at that intersection? The police officers that are writing the
>> tickets are not in cars, they are on foot or on bikes. It would be lovely
>> if this could be addressed.
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