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Heads Up, Two New Speed Cameras Deployed – 30 Day Warning Period Starts Today

by Prince Of Petworth July 8, 2016 at 3:45 pm 12 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) announced the locations and deployment of new photo enforcements where speeding has been identified to be a problem.

The 30-day educational phase, or “warning period,” will commence on Friday, July 8, 2016. During this period, violators will receive warning citations. Following the 30-day warning period, MPD will begin issuing live moving citations to violators.

The new photo enforcement locations are as follows:

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For more information about automated enforcement in the District of Columbia, log onto here.

  • anon

    Only two? If anyone’s taking requests, I’d love to see some all up and down Rhode Island and New York aves NE.

  • Captain Obvious

    New? There have been two cameras on Blagden (one below 18th, one near Allison) there for months. Maybe they haven’t been active, but they’ve been in place for a good long time at this point. The one below 18th will catch a lot of people who inadvertently go too fast thanks to the long hill.

  • Captain Obvious

    I would also add that given the condition of the pavement in the 2000 block of Park Road NW, I do not think it is possible to go over 25 mph without doing serious damage to your car. That short stretch of road has some of the worst pavement I have seen in all of DC, except perhaps Beach Drive (which is federal).

    • Timmy

      I drive this stretch nearly every day and couldn’t agree more. I suppose coming across on Walbridge you could get up a good head of steam (if the road was in better shape), but making that turn off of Park (whether you stop at the light or not), it’s damn hard to get your car above 35 miles per hour unless you are really gunning it. I guess their studies showed that enough people are indeed gunning it.

  • Edward Darden

    Here’s a question or two. Police justify the deployment of a huge number of ticket cameras because they make for greater safety and fewer accidents. DC taxpayers deserve to know whether or to what extent that claim is confirmed by statistical data. If the data show the claim is justified, DC taxpayers and drivers should use the data to press for auto insurance payment decreases. Lord knows our auto fines, fees, and taxes show little if any attention to street conditions. I am asking the POP to help us. Insist on the data and share it widely. The milking of drivers and auto owners needs to stop.

    • Anonymouse

      The data has been made available to Council. Ask Kenny McDuffie for a copy.

    • The Park Road speed camera came about as a result of years of complaints from the residents of the block. Yes, the pavement on the uphill side is bad, but on the downhill direction, drivers can easily hit 40 mph.

      • Anon

        Could we please get one for 13th St. NW at Florida for people flying down that hill?

    • Anon MPD

      For a summary of independent analyses of speed cameras, check out the CDC website. (http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/calculator/factsheet/speed.html) Also note that some other advantages of automated traffic enforcement include:

      1) Less congestion from cars being pulled over and both cars (police and the person pulled over) blocking traffic;
      2) Safer for officers and anyone using the road; and
      3) No bias in automated enforcement.

  • RJS

    OK, I need to know what’s going on in that picture.

  • TacoPants

    It would be neat if they used the revenue from the Park rd camera to help fund repairs to that horrific stretch of pavement. Or at least proper repairs. Someone filled in one of the multitude of potholes with a mound of asphalt probably 5 inches higher than the rest of the road surface lol

    • Pffft, that would require some kind of interagency communication/cooperation. Plenty of D.C. government agencies can’t even manage that within their own agency, let alone with a different agency.


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