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This Capitol Hill traffic circle probably isn't really home to Seattle's first 'photo enforced' stop sign

At some point in Snowbruary, the stop sign in the E Crescent traffic circle was smashed down. In recent days, the stop sign has been restored — along with an official looking, black on yellow sign. “PHOTO ENFORCED,” it promises. Read the full article at CHS Capitol Hill Seattle.

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DC tops $324M in traffic tickets; Md. leaves most unpaid

Between Sept. 30, 2017 and Sept. 30, 2018, more than 1 million tickets were issued in the District through speed and red light cameras. About 33,000 of them were dismissed after a challenge. Read the full article at WTOP.

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Drivers continue to ignore speed cameras in the District, earning city more than $100 million

For the first time, more than 1 million speeding tickets were issued through the automated enforcement program last year. Read the full article at The Washington Post.

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DC Report Finds Racial Bias In Speed Camera Use

“Speed cameras in the nation’s capital are overwhelmingly placed in minority neighborhoods according to a study released earlier this month by the DC Policy Center, a non-partisan think tank. Analyst William Farrell used Census Bureau data to determine the racial makeup of the sections of Washington, DC where cameras have been installed. He then compared this information with the geographic distribution of speed camera tickets and the amount of fine revenue collected in 2016.

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Traffic Cameras More Prevalent in Black D.C. Neighborhoods

“Black neighborhoods are hit hardest by automated traffic enforcement in D.C., according to a recent D.C. Policy Center report. […] Farrell found that drivers in predominately Black neighborhoods received more moving violations and higher fines though Black and white neighborhoods had similar number of car crashes.” Read the full article at The Washington Informer.

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DC Speed Cameras Have Not Improved Traffic Safety

“Washington, DC has been using speed cameras for more than a decade, but traffic safety has not improved. The city’s private vendors have mailed more than 7 million photo tickets and collected a half-billion dollars in revenue, injury accidents have not declined as they have throughout the rest of the country.” Read The Full Article at TheNewspaper.com.

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What new digital driver's licenses mean for motorists, police

Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Maryland, Wyoming and the District of Columbia are carrying out limited trials of digital driver’s licenses. Iowa and Louisiana are planning to issue digital licenses to every motorist who wants one beginning this year. Read the full article at NBC News.

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