D.C. traffic cameras will not issue tickets Monday
Updated: December 30, 2013 - 06:20 pm
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Drivers of Washington - your grace period from getting citations from new traffic cameras will go on.
Nearly 100 new traffic cameras did not begin issuing tickets as planned Monday because some of the cameras have not been actively issuing warnings for enough time, MPD officials said late Sunday night.
The traffic cameras were supposed to begin issuing real tickets with real fines Monday following a 30-day period during which the cameras would issue only warnings.
The start date for the cameras to begin issuing tickets has been pushed back, though, because some of the cameras have not been issuing warnings for a full 30 days.
The cameras will be issuing fines for a number of violations, including speeding, blocking the box, not yielding to pedestrians at crosswalks and failing to fully stop at stop signs.
MPD spokesperson Gwendolyn Crump said the cameras would begin issuing tickets once all 100 of the new cameras had cleared the 30-day grace period.
She did not say, though, exactly when the cameras would begin issuing tickets. By the time they're all activated, D.C. will have upwards of 300 enforcement cameras citywide.
The map below indicates the locations of each of the new cameras.