Archive for the ‘Speed cams’ Category

Gotcha: Soon, speed cams will be so yesterday …

October 24, 2019

Speed cams are bad … AAA has done audits revealing that 1 in 10 tickets issued by them are in error … with drivers having little recourse since only  the cameras are are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Yep, they’re bad, but …

Imagine all speed limits being tightly enforced … 24 X 7.

Scary thought, right?

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Here’s what will replace the speed cam … and disrupt our lives.

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Gotcha in DC: 26 MPH in a 25 MPH zone … snap, busted!

May 23, 2014

On balance, I’m ok with speed cams as long as their tolerances are reasonable … say 7 MPH over the speed limit.

According to WTOP, DC is implementing zero tolerance on more than a dozen speed cams being installed around the District.

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Here’s the rub.

They primarily target areas with posted speed limits of 25 mph.

If you’re snapped driving 1 mph to 10 mph above the limit, there’s  a $50 fine.

Doing 11 mph to 15 mph over results in a $100 ticket.

The price increases in 5 mph increments, up to $300 for driving in excess of 26 mph above the posted limit.

As a public service, here’s a partial map of the cam locations.

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