D.C. Traffic Camera, Actually In Md. For Years, Moved Back Over The Line
WASHINGTON (WNEW) — AAA is calling for D.C. to refund several years worth of red light and speeding tickets issued by a camera that was, until this week, actually located in Maryland.
WNEW’s John Domen reports that a camera near the intersection of East Capitol Street SE and Southern Avenue NE was located about 40 feet over the line into Maryland.
On Tuesday, after media reports that brought the error to light, D.C. took the camera down and put a temporary speed camera inside the D.C. line., says AAA spokesman John Townsend.
Townsend calls the situation an example of greed and arrogance on D.C.’s part.
“If the case were reversed, and Maryland put a camera in the District of Columbia, they would be screaming to high heaven,” he says.