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.