List of New Automated Speed Enforcement (Camera) Locations – 30 Day warning period starts


From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department announced today the deployment of new photo enforced locations beginning on or about November 24, 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 or about November 24, 2014. During this period, violators will receive warning citations. After the 30 day warning period, MPD will begin issuing live moving citations to violators. The new photo enforcement locations are as above.”

Ed. Note: You can see the eight cameras deployed Oct. 31st here.

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  • They really need camera or stop sign at the intersection of Kansas Ave & Quincy St NW. Just moved to the neighborhood and have almost been hit twice trying to cross! Anyone know who to contact?

    • Contact your ANC. I really wanted a HAWK system at NH Ave & Otis Pl NW because there is a school one block away on GA, cars are always speeding, and the current system does not cause drivers to slow at all. DDOT did a study and concluded that a HAWK wasn’t justified, but in your case you may have better luck. How it goes is: Contact ANC & Council person, Council person asks DDOT to do study, DDOT does study, conclusion & action if warranted. You may also have luck if you can rally your neighbors in support.

  • MPD now has 2 speed cameras on the 4700 block of MacArthur NW trained on the “southbound” lanes within 50 feet of another. One is a fixed (bolted to the ground) location that has been there for years, and the other is one of those movable silver boxes.

    It seems like overkill and entrapment to have two so close to one another – unless the older one isn’t working?

    • palisades

      Yeah I just noticed that yesterday. I’d venture to guess the permanent one doesn’t work

    • Accountering

      Entrapment: In criminal law, entrapment is a practice whereby a law enforcement agent induces a person to commit a criminal offense that the person would have otherwise been unlikely to commit.
      This is simply trying to catch people breaking the law. Not even CLOSE to entrapment. Unless you are arguing that by nature of putting the speed camera there, they are inducing otherwise law abiding citizens to speed up and break the law?

    • As a resident of that block, I find it odd that they have 2 there, but don’t have one on Foxhall or on the stretch of Canal between Key Bridge and Foxhall, which MD drivers treat like a freeway.

      • palisades

        As long as they don’t put one on the whitehurst freeway i’ll be happy

        • As one can’t bike or walk on the Whitehurst, I see no need for a camera. Riding down Canal is a shitshow. Even though I can hold 30+ mph heading downhill towards the bridge, I still have cars up my ass the entire way.

  • I wish they could also use these cameras to catch jerks that “block the box” in intersections. Or do they already?

  • Hooray for 1100 Fl Ave NE!

  • Camera needed at New Hampshire and Quincy (both north and southbound). People blow down the hill through the intersection all the time. Dangerous intersection. I’ve almost been hit several times.

  • Anastasia Beaverhausen

    The locations that they announced would start issuing warning citations on Nov. 3 are not issuing warning citations as MPD promised they would. Every day I fly by the one on Lincoln Rd. to test it, and it never goes off. I guess they’ve figured out that they’ll make more money if they don’t let people know they’re there.

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