D.C. Speed Camera Fines Decrease Monday

Speed camera fines in the District will drop Monday following a public outcry

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    Speed camera fines in the District drop Monday, following a public outcry over the tickets that rake in millions of dollars for the District each year. New4's Seth Lemon reports. (Published Monday, Apr 1, 2013)

    Speed camera fines in the District will drop Monday, following a public outcry over the tickets that rake in millions of dollars for the District each year.

    While advocates say the cameras make roads safer because drivers slow down, critics call them a money grab.

    D.C. Speed Cam Fines Drop

    [DC] D.C. Speed Cam Fines Drop
    Speed camera fines in the District will drop Monday, following a public outcry over the tickets that rake in millions of dollars for the District each year. (Published Monday, Apr 1, 2013)

    "They are very high," said Maryland resident Charles Wilson of the District's speed camera fines. "...Compared to Maryland, they're very high and they need to do something about that. If the police monitored traffic more, they could cut down on a out of stuff instead of those cameras monitoring traffic."

    The new fines are set as follows:

    Prince George's Wants More Flexibility With Speed Cameras

    [DC] Prince George's Wants More Flexibility With Speed Cameras
    Prince George's County had more than twice as many fatal crashes in 2012 as neighboring Montgomery County. As News4 Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports, some county officials say it's because of their rules regarding speed camera placement. (Published Thursday, Mar 28, 2013)

    • 11-15 mph over the speed limit: $92 (previously $100)
    • 16-20 mph over: $100 (previously $150)
    • 21-25 over: $150 (previously $200)

    "I just paid, last year, about $1,400 worth of speed camera tickets, so I'm glad they're lowering the fines," said Maryland resident Aaron Pointdexter.

    Chronic Speeders: Part II

    [DC] Chronic Speeders: Part II
    News4's Mark Segraves reports about two drivers who owe thousands of dollars in speed camera fines and tells us why they are still allowed to be out on the roads. (Published Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013)

    D.C. resident Michael Burke said he gets tickets from speed cameras "all the time."

    "I'd like to think I financed a few parades in the city, but you know, if you speed, that's just one of the things that comes along with it," he said.

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