Friday, April 10, 2009
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.