DC tops $324M in traffic tickets; Maryland leaves most unpaid

Drivers on D.C. roads racked up $324 million in tickets last year, and Maryland drivers ended the year with the most money unpaid.

Between Sept. 30, 2017 and Sept. 30, 2018, more than 1 million tickets were issued in the District through speed and red light cameras. About 33,000 of them were dismissed after a challenge.

The D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles processed a total of 2,719,600 citations in the 2018 budget for speed and red light camera tickets, moving violations and parking tickets, according to oversight responses provided to the D.C. Council ahead of a Thursday hearing.

That is a slight increase from the preceding year, when the value of processed citations was $306,712,186.

In the first four months of the current budget year — October through January — the DMV processed 901,881 citations worth $99,758,342.