Nov 27, 2023 - News

D.C. is adding a slew of new speed cameras

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Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

A number of new speed cameras are coming to locations throughout D.C.

Driving the news: Earlier this month, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced it would add speed enforcement cameras to 29 locations throughout the city for safety purposes.

  • The cameras will be placed in High Injury Network spots — aka traffic areas where DDOT has identified speeding to be a safety problem — across the Northwest, Northeast, and Southeast quadrants.

The big picture: D.C. has seen over 40 traffic fatalities this year — a 69% increase from the same period last year, according to police data.

Be smart: Once signs saying speed is photo-enforced are installed, speeding drivers will receive warnings for 30 days. After that period, DDOT will begin issuing fines ranging from $100 to $500.

  • All cameras are set to be installed this month, according to DDOT's news release.

Here are the areas where you can expect the new cameras:

  • 4500 block of Benning Road SE, southeast bound
  • 2500 block of Benning Road NE, southeast bound
  • 2400 block of Benning Road NE, northwest bound
  • 4900 block of Georgia Avenue NW, southbound
  • 5700 block of Georgia Avenue NW, southbound
  • 1500 block of Rhode Island Avenue NE, southwest-bound
  • 2400 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW, northbound
  • 2400 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW, southbound
  • 300 block of New York Avenue NW, eastbound
  • 300 block of New York Avenue NW, westbound
  • 400 block of Florida Avenue NW, northwest-bound
  • 600 block of Florida Avenue NW, southeast-bound
  • 2500 block of Southern Avenue SE, northeast-bound
  • 4600 block of Texas Avenue SE, northbound
  • 3900 block of Southern Avenue SE, northeast-bound
  • 5000 block of Southern Avenue SE, southwest-bound
  • 5100 block of Southern Avenue SE, northeast-bound
  • 1400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE, northwest-bound
  • 1100 block of North Capitol Street NE, northbound
  • 2500 block of North Capitol Street NE, northbound
  • 5500 block of North Capitol Street NW, southbound
  • 600 block of New York Avenue NW, eastbound
  • 600 block of New York Avenue NW, westbound
  • 2200 block of Georgia Avenue NW, southbound
  • 2500 block of Georgia Avenue NW, southbound
  • 2600 block of Georgia Avenue NW, northbound
  • 1000 block of U Street NW, eastbound
  • 1400 block of U Street NW, eastbound
  • 1500 block of U Street NW, eastbound
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