14 new D.C. speed cams to begin issuing tickets

A speed camera in the 2200 block of 18th Street NW. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)

WASHINGTON D.C. – Fifteen new traffic enforcement cameras will begin sending out citations at the end of the week in D.C.

The 14 speed cameras plus one camera that spots over-sized trucks using residential streets have been issuing warnings to motorists. Fines could be as high as $300.

The new speed cameras are located at:

  • 4600 block of Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., northwest bound
  • 3900 block of Cathedral Avenue, N.W, northwest bound.
  • 2600 block of Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., southbound.
  • 4600 block of Reservoir Road N.W., northwest bound.
  • 2200 block of 18th Street N.W., northwest bound
  • 3600 block Georgia Avenue, N.W., southbound.
  • 4600 block of Arkansas Avenue N.W., southwest bound
  • New York Avenue eastbound at Bladensburg Road N.E.
  • 2200 block of Rhode Island Avenue, N.E., northeast bound.
  • 3600 block of South Dakota Avenue, N.E., northeast bound.
  • 4600 block of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, N.E, northwest bound
  • 200 block of 44th Street, N.E., southbound.
  • 2500 block of Martin Luther King Avenue, S.E., northbound.
  • 4200 block of 6th Street, S.E., southbound.

The over-sized vehicle camera sits along the 1800 block of Monroe Street, N.E.

Washington has close to 300 cameras, and the citations from them pull in a lot of money. According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, during the last two fiscal years, the District handed mailed out 1.2 million speed camera citations, which generated $155 million.

In 2014, the city is expected to bring in $105 million in automated enforcement revenue, according to AAA.

“For this being such a high, heavily trafficked area anything that slows this traffic down, I am pro,” said David Frey of Adams Morgan.

Zewdu Haileysus of D.C. says the city wants to collect money and is not worried about safety. He says the cost of speed cameras tickets in Maryland and Virginia are a lot more reasonable. “Maryland gives tickets for $40,” he said.

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