Traffic Camera Fines Drop in D.C.
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Traffic camera fines in the District will decrease starting Monday, but most drivers won’t be getting a huge discount when the camera flashes.
Although most traffic camera fines will decrease by $50, the most common ticket issued by traffic cameras in D.C. will drop only by $8. Drivers caught speeding between 11-15 miles per hour over the posted speed limit now will be fined $92 instead of $100.
When the D.C. Council discussed reducing traffic camera fines back in December, speeding in the 11-15 mph range was supposed to yield a $75 ticket. But the council instead bumped up the District’s most popular traffic ticket to $92 after realizing the city would make $95 million less from traffic cameras over four years.
Other speeding violations will see larger decreases in fines.
Drivers caught speeding between 16-20 mph over the speed limit now will pay a $100 fine, down from $150, and violators going 21-25 mph over will pay $150, down from $200. The fine for speeding 25 mph or more over the speed limit will remain $250.
The fine for illegally turning right on red also will drop by $50, from $100 to $50, while fines for running red lights will stay the same.