Photo radar is a proven tool in slowing people down and reducing collisions. Law enforcement agencies have deployed this technology in more than 75 countries around the world for more than 30 years. Here in DC, speeding has been reduced dramatically in the enforcement zones where photo radar is operating.
Survey after survey shows overwhelming public support for the use of photo enforcement systems to reduce crashes. Support for these technologies is strongest among families with children.
It is estimated that speed-related crashes cost American society approximately $40 billion a year in costs associated with health care, law enforcement, and lost productivity, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That translates into $144 annually for every person living in the United States.
Use the following links to learn more about DC's Photo Radar Speeding Reduction Program.
- Automated Speed Enforcement FAQs
- Photo Radar Operation
- Laws, Fines, and Safety Tips
- Automated Traffic Enforcement Camera Locations
To recommend a new automated traffic camera location or to learn more about Automated Traffic Enforcement, visit DC Department of Transportation's Traffic Safety Assessment.
The fines for traffic violations captured by automated photo enforcement are exactly the same as the fines for violations issued by a police officer. (The DC Municipal Regulations may be found at www.dcregs.dc.gov with the search words “Civil Fines for Motor Vehicle Moving Infractions.”
Got a Ticket?
- Review your violation images online (requires ticket number and unique PIN, provided on citation)
- Pay a ticket online (requires ticket number and credit card)
Download a Brochure
Brochures with information about automated traffic enforcement are available in six languages, including english. To download a brochure, click on the appropriate language.
- English [PDF]
- Español (Spanish) [PDF]
- አማርኛ (Amharic) [PDF]
- 語 (Chinese - Simple Text) [PDF]
- 한국어 (Korean) [PDF]
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese) [PDF]