Three New Traffic Cameras Deployed Over the Weekend – 30 Day Warning Period then Tickets – Here’s a Complete List of all Traffic Camera Locations


From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department announced today the deployment of new photo enforced locations beginning on or about Saturday, July 19, 2014.

The deployment locations for the Photo Enforcement Units will be sites where speeding and pedestrian safety has been identified to be a problem.

The thirty-day educational phase will commence on or about July 19, 2014, whereas violators will receive warning citations. After thirty days of warning tickets, MPD will begin issuing live moving citations to violators.

The new photo enforcement locations are as follows:

3900 block South Dakota Ave NE southeast bound

3700 block Minnesota Ave NE south bound

49th St NE northbound @ Clay St

For a complete list of red light cameras click here.

For a complete list of speed cameras click here.

For a complete list of stop sign cameras click here.

For a complete list of gridlock cameras click here.

For a complete list of pedestrian right of way cameras click here.

For a complete list of intersection speeding cameras click here.

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  • Accountering

    Pretty much all commuter routes. Looks good to me. Maryland drivers (especially the ones who feel the need to speed 12+) should be kicking in cash to the city to cover all of the actual and quality of life damage they cause in our city.

  • Can they finally put one on Canal between the Key Bridge and Foxhall? It would be nice to have drivers stay within 20mph of the 35mph speed limit, and I’d love not to get buzzed by speeding cars whilst commuting on my bike. I’d think that would be a cash cow for DC.

  • clevelanddave

    So, if they put up a sign and a camera, then take down the camera, don’ they have to also take down the sign? Do they have to have another 30 day “educational phase” if they take down the camera? It seems that you could just put up signs and cameras everywhere, then leave the signs without any cameras- or surprise people with having a camera after not having one for months or years. Seems like that is the deal on the 9th St tunnel under the mall. There was a mobile camera, then a permanent one, an educational period and a sign put up. Now there is no camera, but the sign remains…

  • The problem with speed cameras is not the cameras per se — but carmeras associated with unreasonably low speed limits. I’m not familiar with these locations, so I can’t say whether the posted limits are reasonable or not. But here’s an interesting bit of data: in urban areas, 70% of drivers exceed the posted limits.

    Contrary to the usual assumption, speed limits in the city are not based on safety analyses. Most posted limits are “administrative”, meaning that some legislation (read, politicians) has determined the posted limit. The majority of drivers perceive that the posted limit is lower than warranted for safety, and generally follow the “add 5” or “add 10” rule.

    It would be nice if posted limits were credible estimates of a maximum safe speed. And it would be nice also if the MPD would precede these camera installations with measurements of actual traffic speeds, so one could determine if traffic is slowed by the cameras, or not. (Note: DC’s cameras employ the “add 10” rule.)

    • brookland_rez

      Most places in DC, the speed limit is 25. You have until 35 before you get a ticket. Nobody should be going faster than 35 on a city street. There’s just no excuse for that.
      And they raised the artificially low speed limit on the upper part of 295 from 35 to 50 a few years ago. That coincided with the roll out of cameras there.

  • brookland_rez

    Good. I’ve noticed since they started deploying the massive quantity of cameras, that drivers are a lot less aggressive. There’s so many now it’s impossible to keep track of it. I used to get crazy MD cars try to race me on my motorcycle. Haven’t had that happen in a while.

  • Are there any cameras in Dupont Circle? The DC gov could raise millions of dollars in revenue from drivers who run red lights and make illegal turns from their respective lanes.

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