For the first time, the District is adding dozens of new ticket-issuing cameras that will target stop sign infractions, failing to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks and oversized trucks in residential areas.
WRC-TV reports that in addition to these cameras, more speed cameras will be installed, more than doubling the total number of electronic police officers
Across DC, there will soon be 32 stop sign cameras issuing $50 tickets, the station reported.
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“Stop sign units will be placed at locations in the District near schools where flagrant stop sign running is a significant issue,” police spokesperson Gwen Crump told News 4.
In all, police plan to add a total of 132 new cameras over the next several months. In addition to the stop sign cameras and oversized truck cameras, police are adding 32 portable speed cameras, 24 intersection speed cameras, 20 gridlock cameras ("blocking the box") and 16 cameras to catch vehicles that fail to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, News 4 reported.