D.C. tests first stop sign camera

WASHINGTON – The District has installed its first stop sign camera in a new program aimed at infractions in school zones.

As first reported by NBC 4, the initial camera was posted at the corner of Kansas Avenue and Buchanan Street NW for testing. Another 31 cameras are expected to be installed across the District.

Police spokeswoman Gwen Crump tells WTOP the other cameras will go near schools where data shows drivers ignore stop signs.

It’s unclear when the rest of the cameras will be deployed.

Tickets from the cameras will be $50.

NBC 4 also reports that the District plans to add other cameras that will detect vehicles that “block the box” at intersections as well as catch vehicles that don’t stop for pedestrians in crosswalks. Other cameras will look for oversized vehicle travelling through residential areas.

D.C. Police plans to add as many as 100 other cameras, in addition to the stop light cameras, according to NBC 4.

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WTOP’s Ari Ashe contributed to this report. Follow @AriAsheWTOP and @WTOP on Twitter.

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