In a move to bolster the city’s bottom line, DC’s going to be adding 11 more red-light cameras, 5 more speed cameras and two new mobile speed camera vans which will target those pesky construction zones. Despite Virginia nixing red light cameras after a study showed they were causing more accidents, the District has decided that they care more about cash than about citizen safety.
Of course, they’re paying out nearly $12.2 million for ACS State and Local Solutions, Inc. to do all their dirty work. Better yet, for every ticket over 53,750 (per month) they write, they get more money. So, instead of getting DC’s fattest cops a bit more work chasing down speeders and red-light breakers, they’re going outsource the process to machines that just issue citations which may or may not hold up to the courts.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs