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DC-295 Accounts For 28% Of $85 Mil In Camera Traffic Ticket Revenues

5:34 PM, Oct 24, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- More than 243,000 drivers got speed camera tickets along DC-295 in 2012, AAA Mid-Atlantic said in a press release.

The District made nearly $85 million dollars in camera traffic tickets, 28% of that revenue came from the 10-mile DC-295 route. According to the press release, drivers paid $23,792,905 in fines from the districts speed and red-light cameras during 2012.

"In a cruel irony, DC 295 may have the look and the feel of an interstate highway or a U.S. route. But, as a matter of fact, it is the only numbered route in the District that isn't. And drivers who aren't aware of this are paying a high price for that," said John B. Townsend II, AAA Mid-Atlantic's Manager of Public and Government Affairs.

DC currently "has six dozen speed camera enforcement zone locations and nearly 50 red-light cameras stationed around town," the press release stated.

The images above show a breakdown of the top ten speeding cameras and top five red-light camera ticket locations.

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