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1.8M parking tickets, $84.4 million in fines in D.C. in FY 2013

The District of Columbia wrote more than 1.8 million parking tickets in fiscal year 2013, netting $84.4 million in parking fines, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 06:15am EDT

Tags: parking tickets, Ticketbuster, ari ashe, AAA Mid-Atlantic, john townsend, D.C.

Will new pot law lead to more impaired driving?

John Townsend, with AAA Mid-Atlantic, fears the decriminalization of small amount of marijuana might lead to more people driving under the influence of marijuana and causing more traffic crashes.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 05:44am EST

Tags: michelle basch, marijuana, john townsend, pot decriminalization

'Butt-shaking' potholes cost big bucks

Multiple rounds of snow, ice and freezing rain have taken a toll on the roads -- and, by extension, pocketbooks.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 04:39am EST

Tags: andrew mollenbeck, potholes, pothole patrol, AAA Mid-Atlantic, john townsend

Va. has spike in use of devices to prevent drunk driving

Super Bowl Sunday means more police patrols are on the roads looking for drunk drivers.

Sunday - 02/02/2014, 08:00pm EST

Tags: AAA Mid-Atlantic, john townsend, DUI, ignition interlock devices

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Stranded Virginia motorist tells harrowing story

Melinda Ardinger's car completely shut down in the middle of oncoming traffic. She was more than disappointed by the reaction of fellow drivers.

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 08:18pm EST

Tags: Kristi King, Melinda Ardinger, AAA, john townsend, Route 7

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Va. drunken driving prevention program working

A new law aimed at drunken drivers may be doing what it's supposed to - preventing them from getting behind the wheel.

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 09:20am EDT

Tags: AAA, john townsend, ignition interlock

AAA: Gas prices could continue to fall through the summer

A road trip this summer could be cheaper than last year, as AAA analysts say the the recent gas price slide could continue through the summer.

Monday - 04/29/2013, 04:22am EDT

Tags: gas prices, AAA Mid-Atlantic, john townsend, gas

D.C. parking ticket saga continues for federal employee

WTOP follows up with a federal worker who appealed a ticket because his car was parked in an airport garage at the time the ticket was issued.

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 11:10am EDT

Tags: ticket buster, ari ashe, traffic cameras, AAA, john townsend, Lucinda Babers, parking tickets, D.C. DMV

In 2012, nearly 2M D.C. parking tickets issued

In fiscal year 2012, D.C. issued 1.8 million parking tickets worth $92.5 million, according to records obtained by AAA Mid- Atlantic. Most of those tickets went to drivers who live outside of D.C.

Monday - 03/11/2013, 02:40pm EDT

Tags: parking tickets, DDOT, AAA Mid-Atlantic, john townsend, ari ashe

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How would sequestration impact traffic?

The gridlock in Congress over finding a way to avoid sequestration could actually mean less gridlock on D.C.-area roads.

Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 04:47pm EST

Tags: sequestration, traffic, AAA Mid-Atlantic, john townsend, dick uliano

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