RE: [MPD-5D] Re: How to request a red light camera?
We’ll continue enforcement efforts, and we did forward your request along to the office which handles all red light camera installation.
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I greatly appreciate the cruiser sitting at this intersection this morning - in the few minutes I was there it seemed to encourage drivers to slow down. I hope that MPD will continue to periodically make your presence known in the area. I also hope that a red light camera will be seriously considered!
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On Feb 28, 2013, at 7:18 PM, "Matthew" <mtn1414@...> wrote:
I agree with everything Elizabeth said. I walk along North Capitol everyday and drivers in both directions blow through red lights at the intersections with R Street and Randolph Place.
And it's not like the light turns red when the vehichle is in the intersection - I regularly see the light turn red and then two or more vehicles still enter and go through the intersection. And most are definitely going well over the speed limit.
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> We have forwarded your request.
> In the meantime, we will have the patrol officers see what we can do about altering driver behavior here and elsewhere along North Capitol Street.
> Andy Solberg
> Commander, 5D
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> From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Elizabeth Lyttleton
> Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013 9:09 AM
> To: Vaughn-Lee, Fayette (MPD); MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MPD-5D] How to request a red light camera?
> I cross North Capitol Street at R St every morning on foot, with children.
> I am not exaggerating when I say that almost every morning, I see drivers
> blow through the red light while driving northbound on North Cap.
> Southbound drivers also regularly try to pull through the light when there
> isn't space, blocking at least the crosswalk if not more. The situation is
> reversed every evening.
> I have personally witnessed a number of accidents at this intersection
> caused by folks driving WAY over the speed limit, and from my house on the
> Unit Block of R St NE have heard many many more.
> This morning, a driver gunned it about half a block south of the
> intersection heading northbound and blew through the red light at least a
> full second, if not two, after the light had changed.
> Thankfully, out of self preservation, I have taught my children that you
> always count to three after you get the walk signal when crossing here.
> I understand that this intersection is not in a high priority area like NY
> Ave or K St downtown, but people actually live and walk here. Drivers
> continue to treat North Cap like a highway when it is most certainly not.
> While there are major structural issues that have exacerbated this problem
> that are too big to address here (removal of Truxton Circle, RI Ave
> underpass), it would be extremely helpful to at least get a little
> Pavlovian on drivers and teach them, via the wallet-hit of a red light
> camera ticket, to slow down and quit running the traffic lights at R and
> North Capitol.
> That is a long winded way of asking this: how does one go about
> requesting, or pleading for as the case may be, a red light camera?