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3 New Photo Radar/Red Light Enforcement Cameras

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  • Smith, Yvonne (MPD)
    Following a Month of Warnings, MPDC To Issue Tickets from 3 New Photo Enforcement Cameras Ticketing begins October 15 at 2 new photo radar, 1 new red light
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      Following a Month of Warnings, MPDC To Issue Tickets from 3 New Photo Enforcement Cameras
      Ticketing begins October 15 at 2 new photo radar, 1 new red light camera locations

      October 13, 2005

      Following a Month of Warnings, MPDC To Issue Tickets from 3 New Photo Enforcement Cameras
      Ticketing begins October 15 at 2 new photo radar, 1 new red light camera locations

      After a month of sending out warning notices only, the Metropolitan Police Department on Saturday, October 15, 2005, begins issuing tickets to motorists caught driving aggressively by three new photo enforcement cameras.

       

      Two new stationary photo radar cameras are targeting aggressive speeders in the 600 block of New York Avenue, NE (westbound), and the 3400 block of Benning Road, NE (westbound).  One additional red-light intersection safety camera -- on Florida Avenue, NE, at New York Avenue (northwest bound) -- is also being activated.  This new red-light camera is in addition to two other cameras that are already ticketing violators at this intersection: southeast bound on Florida Avenue, NE, and westbound on New York Avenue, NE.

       

      The three new cameras were turned on September 15, 2005, but have been generating only warning notices since then. Beginning Saturday, October 15, aggressive speeders or red-light runners caught by the new cameras will receive Notices of Infraction in the mail. While photo-enforced violations do not carry points in the District, the fines for speeding range up to $200 per violation and the fine for running a red light is $75.

       

      The District now has 49 red-light camera locations, 10 stationary photo radar cameras, and a fleet of 12 mobile photo radar vehicles. Since the implementation of photo radar in July 2001, aggressive speeding in the enforcement zones has fallen from more than 30 percent of drivers at the beginning of the program, to a record low of 3 percent in August 2005. Similarly, the number of motorists running red lights at intersections equipped with safety cameras has plummeted almost 60 percent since the program began in August 1999.

       

      DC's automated enforcement program is provided at no cost to District taxpayers. All program expenses are covered by the fines collected from violators.  Additional information can be found on the Police Department websitehttp://www.mpdc.dc.gov

       



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