Washington DC Speed Cameras Hit $100m In Revenue


The Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department collected a record $3.3 million in fines from its automated speed cameras in March -- increasing the five-year-old program's total revenue to more than $100 million. The program began with six cruisers outfitted with cameras and now has 10 cameras at fixed locations and 12 camera-equipped vehicles rotating through nearly 80 enforcement zones. The speed-camera program is part of the District's expanding automated traffic-enforcement strategy that has collected more than $138 million since 1999. The city's 49 red-light cameras have generated more than $35 million, including $5.2 million last year.

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