DC speed camera citations on track to break record (Vision Zero Watch)

“Super speeding” in D.C. can cost you up to $500. And under the District’s Vision Zero Initiative, speed camera ticket citations are on track to pass previous records.

In the 2018 fiscal year, 1.1 million citations were issued by speed cameras in the District, resulting in a record-breaking $104.5 million in revenue, according to AAA’s latest report. During the first six months of the 2019 fiscal year, more than 570,000 motorists were ticketed, bringing in nearly $45 million in fine revenue.

Under the initiative, speeding fines have increased and speed limits have been lowered along District roads near schools, playgrounds, recreational centers and other areas likely to see foot traffic. That contributed to a rise in the yearly average number of citations.