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The District's Department of Motor Vehicles dismissed approximately $5 million in late fees for photo enforced tickets and other fines last year, many of them because the agency could not prove the original fines were ever received.
The penalty for being a lead foot gets a little lighter, starting Monday.
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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says some fines from traveling over the speed limit will be reduced on Monday. Fines for driving 11 to 15 mph over the speed limit will drop from $125 to $100, while fines for drivers traveling 1 to 10 mph over the speed limit will drop from $75 to $50.
A proposal by three members of the D.C. Council would reduce speed camera fines in the District from the highest in the nation to a maximum of $50.
Beware - someone, or something, could soon be watching you.
The debate on speed cameras is going strong in Prince George's County, but 12 months later, Prince George's County Police call the speed cameras a success.
Police in Prince George's County decided there's been enough vandalism to speed cameras. Now there are cameras to watch the cameras.
The D.C. area is one of the toughest for speed cameras, speed patrols and tickets.
"I want to see whether our increase in fines has actually meant anything in terms of fewer numbers of people speeding or going through red lights," says D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh, (D-Ward 3).
Local governments are availing themselves of new mobile speed cameras that resemble mailboxes as effective and profitable ways to slow drivers down.
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