Heads Up – New Speed (and Stop Sign) Camera Locations – 30 day “warning period” starts Monday


From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department announced today the deployment of new photo enforced locations beginning on or about November 3, 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 30 day educational phase, or “warning period”, will commence on November 3, 2014. During this period, violators will receive warning citations. After the 30 day warning period, MPD will begin issuing live moving citations to violators.”

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  • How do stop sign cameras work? are they to catch people that ignore them completely, or just roll through it? Basically do you have to come to a complete stop for the camera not to go off?

    • From the MPD website’s page on stop sign cameras:
      “The stop sign units use radar to detect if a vehicle stopped at, rolled through, or ran a stop sign. Tickets will be issued when vehicles fail to stop at a stop sign.”

  • We need lots more of these in our neighborhoods. I hate them, but they work.

    • You can request these. I have seen several different instructions ranging from calling 311, to a form on dc.gov that you need your ANC rep to endorse. This page suggests you can email MPD and recommend a location (see the bottom of the page);

    • brookland_rez

      They do work. The city has so many at this point it’s impossible to memorize all the locations. I have an app for my phone that tells me, when I run it, it’s constantly going off. With the sheer number of cameras, I’ve noticed a big drop in aggressive drivers. And I’m on the roads a lot.

  • Good luck with the sign at Maryland and 6th NE. The incredibly elaborate traffic calming installation at Maryland and 7th NE – where there is a library – has done little to slow down the mad speeders. They ignore people waiting to cross and blow through. Not sure what another sign will accomplish.

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