Washington DC is Doubling its Number of Traffic Cameras

And profit is the motivation.

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Due to a record profit of $85 million, the city of Washington D.C. is doubling its number of speed and red light cameras. Yes, that's right, an additional 130 automated ticket givers are being installed. 32 of the new cameras will be installed to ticket drivers who roll through stop-signs and 16 will be targeted at drivers who don't stop at crosswalks. 

While D.C.'s cameras have been responsible for a noteworthy drop in fatalities (72 in 2001 to 32 in 2011), the fact that the city is largely talking about revenue has caught the idea of AAA Mid-Atlantic, which remains highly critical of the program.

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[via Washington Examiner]

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