Police Traffic Cameras Go Live, Feb. 1

After a month’s delay, 100 new traffic cameras, controlled by the Metropolitan Police Department, are set to issue drivers moving violation tickets, beginning Feb. 1.

While drivers are used to getting tickets via photo for speeding and going through a red light, the new round of ticketing includes violations for failing to stop completely at a stop sign or failing to stop for pedestrians. Some drivers fail to stop completely at the stop-sign white line that is painted in front of the crosswalk. So, remember drivers: no more Jersey bounces or California rolls.

In its “D.C. StreetSafe” program, the MPD says: “Tickets will be issued when vehicles fail to stop at a stop sign. The MPD has a total of 32 stop sign cameras to identify vehicles passing a stop sign without coming to a full stop.”

The nearest locations in and around Georgetown are: 35th and R Streets; Calvert and 39th Streets; 24th and N Streets. Prices of fines are the same, as if a police officer issued them to you.

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