Friday, April 10, 2009

C Street, NE - MPD Speed Camera Data


One of a variety of MPD's moblie speed camera units deployed @ C & 18th Streets, NE


One of a number of advisory combination Speed-limit and Photo-enforced signs along the west-bound lane of C Street, NE


Speed-camera Unit Location (Click on image to view larger version)

The below table was created based on data FOIA'd from MPD's Traffic Safety and Specialized Enforcement Branch (TS&SEB). Since the summer of 2007, we have successfully collaborated with Sergeant Mark Robinson of the TS&SEB, and his team, to deploy the mobile speed camera on C Street, NE (at the intersection of 18th Street). Since it's inception, first deployed in December 2007, more than 9,200 west-bound motorists have been cited for violating the enforceable 25MPH speed limit. Note: DDOT has posted a a 15MPH school-zone speed-limit between 8A-5P, but MPD enforces the 25MPH speed-limit.


(Click on table to view larger version)

Based on the above data (and subsequent months to soon follow), we have urged MPD to expand deployment to include the east-bound vehicular lanes. Our long-term goal is to have a fixed, permanent (at least until DDOT can redesign and reconstruct the street) speed-camera placed in the C Street median to continuously enforce the 25MPH speed limit in both the east and west-bound traffic lanes.

MPD has been very responsive and supportive of our efforts to reduce chronic excessive speeding (>30 mph) along this residential street, which includes a school-zone (Eliot-Hines JHS). We would like to thank Sergeant Mark Robinson, and TS&SEB's speed-camera team, for their commitment and dedication. Their high quality of service is testimony to MPD's dedication to student, pedestrian and cyclist safety along DC neighborhood streets.

3 comments:

mandie said...

Great Work Ken! & thanks to MPD for following through on this. I would love to see it on both sides of the street. To have this much speeding in a residential area, across from a school is insane.
It looks like over 9,000 infractions! am i reading the table wrong?

Ken said...

Thanks Mandie.

Yeah, you're reading right 9,200+ tickets from December 2007 to mid-October 2008, less than a year! I am safely assuming it is currently over 10,000. And, that is only in the west-bound direction during the week, MPD is rarely there on the weekends.

Appreciate the support!

RobOnTheHill said...

Yep, great work Ken. Wow.

Assuming the average ticket was $50, that means MPD raised more than $460,000 in 11 months with an average of more than 800 tickets a month or 200 per week.

If they had a permanent camera working 24 hours a day they would raise a lot more money for the city coffers. As we all know, some of the fastest cars go down C St between 8 PM and 7 PM.