Nearly 100 D.C. traffic cameras to start ticketing

WASHINGTON – For the last month, drivers were getting warnings, but starting on Monday the nearly 100 newly installed traffic cameras around the District will start issuing tickets.

Seven types of new traffic cameras installed across the city will automatically ticket drivers for violations if they run a red light; speed; run a stop sign; don’t give a pedestrian the right of way; block a traffic intersection or speed through one; or if they have an over-sized vehicle on a restricted street.

A grace period for the cameras began Nov. 23, during which drivers were issued warnings for any traffic violations. That warning period ends Sunday, and the real tickets begin Dec. 30.

The cameras are part of the Metropolitan Police’s D.C. Street Safe initiative, responding to the safety concerns of D.C. residents.

The tickets range from $50 to $300 depending on the offense. See the breakdowns here.

See a map of where the cameras are placed here.

D.C. Police released this video as part of its public awareness campaign:

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