Adam Tuss, WTOP Radio
WASHINGTON -- Just in time for the Thanksgiving trip out of town, D.C. Police have set up more speed cameras around the city to keep an eye on drivers.
11 new photo-enforced, mobile radar units are now in operation.
These new cameras are currently in the educational period, which means drivers will not be given fines, just a warning if they are caught speeding. That all changes December 26, when the grace period will be over and drivers will start receiving fines in the mail.
The Metropolitan Police Department says the mobile units are deployed throughout the District "as a force multiplier to allow officers to monitor and enforce traffic safety compliance."
The locations for the devices are selected due to calls for police service, crash data, speed feasibility studies, as well as recommendations or requests from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners and civic or citizen associations.
Here are the locations for the newest mobile speed camera sites in D.C.:
- 800 block of Eastern Avenue, NE
- 5500 block of East Capitol St., NE
- 2800 block of New York Avenue, NE
- 5500 block of East Capitol Street, SE
- 1900 block of Southern Avenue, SE
- Southeast Southwest Freeway @ 9th Street entrance ramp SE
- Southeast Southwest Freeway @ 8th Street SE
- 3700 block of Southern Avenue SE
- Suitland Parkway nw/b before Firth Sterling Ave SE
- 2900 block of Military Road NW
- 5300 block of 14th Street Nw
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