Traffic tickets, red light cameras rake in $28 million for D.C.

Posted at 9:40 PM, May 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-28 21:40:47-04

If you’re headed to Washington D.C., you may want to ease off of the accelerator a little and pay close attention to red lights if you want to avoid adding to the $28 million dollars the district has already raked in from violators.

According to the Washington Post, in just a three-mile stretch, the district takes in an average of $30, 570 a day.

Surprisingly, many people who commute on this road, New York Avenue, are happy about the cameras in the area. Many of the folks who are paying these fines don’t live in the area.

One study says cities where red light cameras are located have a 24% reduction in fatal crashes caused by red light running and a 17% percent reduction in fatal intersection crashes.

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