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Morningside takes down suspect speed cameras

A small town in Prince George's County under pressure over its speed cameras has decided to remove them from the road, at least temporarily.

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 06:37am EDT

Ticketbuster: Prince George's County hopes to avoid mistaken ID

Prince George's County wants to make sure delinquent ticket citations are legit.

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 04:30am EDT

Ticketbuster: A picture is worth a thousand words with D.C. parking tickets (Photos)

WTOP Ticketbuster has found several instances in which D.C. has not checked ticket photos to catch errors.

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 12:11pm EDT

Maryland woman fights 14 tickets on stolen plates in D.C.

When Patricia Cronauer's license plate fell off her car last summer, she never imagined it would kick start a nightmare that one lawmaker calls "a loop of insanity."

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 08:40pm EDT

D.C. lawmakers pass bill to address ticket woes

The D.C. City Council unanimously passed a bill Tuesday to change the way parking tickets are adjudicated and address several issues identified in the WTOP Ticketbuster series.

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 05:25am EDT

Ticketbuster: D.C. procedure exposes thousands of Md. and Va. drivers to bad tickets

Drivers' complaints helped uncover a larger problem in the ticketing program in the District of Columbia that lacks proper safeguards to protect innocent drivers, mostly from Maryland and Virginia.

Friday - 04/25/2014, 02:13am EDT
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Ticketbuster: Snow causes red-light camera to issue ticket in error

A man fights a red-light camera ticket he received during inclement weather.

Friday - 04/18/2014, 05:21am EDT

D.C. mayoral candidates call parking ticket system 'maddening'

The two candidates for D.C. mayor are working together to overhaul the District's parking enforcement, planning and appeals.

Friday - 04/18/2014, 04:39am EDT

1.8M parking tickets, $84.4 million in fines in D.C. in FY 2013

The District of Columbia wrote more than 1.8 million parking tickets in fiscal year 2013, netting $84.4 million in parking fines, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 06:15am EDT

Ticketbuster: How many bogus parking tickets can one person get?

Walter Edwards spent 10 months in 2013 fighting red tape to get a ticket in the District of Columbia thrown out, only to open his mailbox to find a second bogus ticket assigned to him.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 05:23am EDT

Ticketbuster: Cheh to introduce overhaul of ticketing process

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh, who oversees all the key agencies involved in the ticketing process, will introduce a bill Tuesday called the Transportation Reorganization Act.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 08:36am EDT
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Rockville red-light ticket opens debate on the law

A Maryland man who received a $75 red-light camera ticket in Rockville says the city targets drivers to raise revenue, not for safety.

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 04:03pm EDT

New speed cameras help drivers avoid tickets

New speed cameras recently unveiled in Laurel are being called a prototype -- they tell drivers how fast they're going before they reach the camera.

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 04:39am EDT

Short trip on 495 Express Lanes cost $100

A short trip on the 495 Express Lanes cost a Northern Virginia driver more than $100, the result of miscommunication and conflicting stories.

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:53pm EDT

Driver charged twice for ticket on his rental car

A driver who received a ticket on his rental car for an expired meter got charged twice for the ticket, an issue that highlights the different rules that apply to rental cars and car sharing services.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 04:41am EDT

Woman beats Maryland ticket when town doesn't show up in court

Several months after WTOP Ticketbuster broke a story that caused serious questions to be asked about speed-camera accuracy in Morningside, another driver has come forward to tell her story.

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 05:14am EDT

Driver charged with $6,000 in tolls on 495 Express Lanes

A Fairfax County man who commutes on the 495 Express Lanes each day was sent a court summons and told he'd have to pay $6,000 in tolls, penalties and fees, WTOP Ticketbuster has learned.

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 06:45am EDT

Ticketbuster: Two years and counting in wait for bad-ticket refund

A Northern Virginia man who fought his ticket and won his case in June 2012 waited nearly two years to get the refund check he was promised in eight to 10 weeks, WTOP Ticketbuster has learned.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 05:18am EDT

D.C. program to catch bad tickets is not working properly

Two years after the District of Columbia began the TicPix program to catch erroneous parking tickets, a top official admits it has not worked as planned.

Friday - 03/07/2014, 04:34am EST

D.C. officials admit problems with ticket writers, hearing examiners

Two D.C. officials say they believe a case recently profiled on WTOP Ticketbuster highlights problems at the Department of Public Works and Department of Motor Vehicles where innocent drivers are forced to pay tickets incorrectly.

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 04:37am EST
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