DC Traffic Cameras Will Not Begin Ticketing Today, After All

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The newest set of more than 100 traffic enforcement cameras placed around D.C. will continue to issue warnings, not tickets.

Today was supposed to be the day the warnings were replaced by fines of up to $250, but the city changed its mind at the last minute, WNEW’s John Domen reports.

Officials tell Domen that the delay is due to the fact that not all the cameras have been issuing warnings for at least 30 days.

It’s not clear when the warning period will end and ticketing will begin.

Police activated the cameras, which more than doubled the city’s total number of traffic enforcement cameras, last month. They monitor speed, cars not stopping for pedestrians at crosswalks and cars blocking an intersection or not coming to a complete stop at an intersection.

The cameras are part of a new traffic safety campaign called “D.C. Street Safe“, which aims to cut down on aggressive and dangerous driving habits.

WNEW’s John Domen and WNEW Senior Correspondent Mark Segraves contributed to this report.


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