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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

DC-area drivers rack up camera tickets, some on stolen tags

WASHINGTON — For most drivers, getting one expensive red-light or speed-camera ticket is troubling enough, but some drivers are pulling in dozens of citations and not paying a penny toward them.

“It’s astonishing, the number of drivers who are driving about with 10 or more automated tickets,” said John Townsend, with AAA Mid-Atlantic.

Last year, the District had 300 drivers with 10 or more tickets; in Montgomery County, that number was 908, and in Prince George’s County, 10 motorists were caught at least 10 times by speed or red light cameras, according to numbers obtained by Townsend.

The hundreds of repeat offenders in D.C. owe the city about $250,000. For drivers caught by red-light cams, it’s $150, and speeding by a camera can cost anywhere from $50 to $300, according to AAA.


1 comment:

Rebel Without a Clue said...

I do believe that the drivers are entitled to face their accuser in a court of law as well as not to incriminate themselves. Take the camera to court and force it to testify that it was you that was operating said vehicle.