Metro Drivers Rack Up $250K in Traffic Fines

Over 32 months, Metro employees were issued more than 2,400 tickets

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    Metro employees have amounted more than $250,000 in traffic fines and fees over the past three years, mostly from speeding and running red lights.

    A public records request by WTOP Radio shows Metro employees were fined $227,000 for traffic violations since 2010 while driving Metrobuses or service vehicles. The transit agency accrued an additional $65,000 in late fees for fines that weren't paid on time.

    Speeding fines cost the agency $40 to $400 per ticket. Running red lights cost between $75 and $350 per infraction. Parking tickets also cost $50 to $205 for each infraction.

    Over 32 months, Metro employees were issued more than 2,400 tickets. Employees are responsible for paying them.

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    Metro spokesman Dan Stessel says there's just one violation for every 92,000 miles Metro drives.

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