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Changes Considered for D.C.'s Speed Camera Fines

D.C. Council to hear from citizens Wednesday

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Changes Considered for D.C.'s Speed Camera Fines

NBCWashington.com

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The D.C. Council is exploring changes to the city's speed camera program.

At a Wednesday meeting  council members will look into the possibility of lowering the speed camera fines. The fines range from $125 to $250 for first time offenders. Fines in the surrounding Maryland suburbs start at $40.

A final decision is not expected, but officials said they'll hear from citizens groups. In the past, those groups have complained the cameras are there to raise money, not increase safety.

A recent article by the Washington Examiner reported the speed camera program raked in more than $65 million last year. That helped contribute to a $140 million budget surplus.

If changes are made to the speed camera program, legislation lowering the fines won't be complete until the end of the year.

Related Topics DC, Speed Camera, Fines, Ticket, Budget
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