DC, A Speed Trap City?

This just in from the folks who want to fully repeal the Drive 55 speed limit, the National Motorists Association (NMA), DC is second on their list of the top ten speed trap cities in the United States.

Might they have mistaken AAA’s call that the whole District is a “strict enforcement area“? Or are they intimidated that a program which started with six photo/radar guns in squad cars now has 12 camera-equipped cruisers and 10 fixed position cameras scattered city-wide?

Ah, I know, they’re reflecting the anger of the 2.2 percent of drivers (down from 30% when the program started in 2001) who paid more than $103 million in fines since speed cameras were installed.

Two point two percent?!. Kinda hard for me to belive DC is a Speed Trap City at 2.2%. NMA, call me when you get to a real number or when AAA, a reputable national organization, upgrades DC to traffic trap status

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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