Tuesday, September 22, 2009

VOH: Residents push for permanent C St. speed camera

Residents push for permanent C St. speed camera
September 21, 2009

By the Voice

The Rosedale Citizens Alliance, with the support of Ward 6 D.C. Council member Tommy Wells, is asking the Metropolitan Police Department to make permanent a temporary speed camera on C Street NE.

The police department has been operating a mobile speed camera at C and 18th streets since December 2007. Since then, 13,246 tickets have been issued to westbound vehicles.

“I believe this number provides justification for installing a permanent speed camera at this location, particularly since the mobile camera only operates for limited periods of time,” Wells wrote in an August letter to the police department.

The citizens alliance has been advocating for better enforcement of the 25-mph speed limit at the intersection, emphasizing its proximity to Eliot-Hine Middle School.

Note: The above article and logo were extracted in its entirety from VOH website.

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