Posts Tagged ‘speed cameras’

GOP Representative Wants to Outlaw D.C. Traffic Cameras

The legislation would face a very tough road to passage.

The War on Dana Milbank’s Car

D.C. shouldn't get statehood until Washington Post columnists can violate traffic laws with impunity!

District Line Daily: At-Large Race Getting Larger

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Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells isn't running for mayoral candidate David Catania's at-large D.C. Council seat, [...]

The Needle: Rickrolling

Never Throw-oh Things: The Washington Nationals opens its home games with a video teaching fans proper ballgame etiquette. The video features Rick Astley, yes the Rick Astley that sang the '80s hit "Never Gonna Give You Up," and changes the lyrics to his catchy tune. Props to the Nats for Rickrolling fans in real life. +2
The Bus [...]

The Needle: The Kind of Windy But Not That Windy City

Wind Tunnel Vision: It's been a windy winter in the District. Does that mean wind is on the up and it's going to be an even windier winter next year? Nope! Capital Weather Gang published a wind guide, saying that long-term trends indicate that wind speeds have actually slightly decreased in the D.C. area since the [...]

Hate Speed Cameras? There’s An App For That

In good news for the lead-footed, D.C. started reducing the prices for some of its steep traffic camera fines last year. But one app producer wants to help people avoid the tickets entirely.
Inspired by taxi-driving relatives who were seeing their profits eaten up by multiple monthly traffic tickets, Virginia resident Faris Gessese, his brother Joseph, [...]

Mayor Reduces Most Speed Camera Fines

Mayor Vince Gray announced good news for the lead-footed this morning: some of the controversial speed camera fines in the city are being reduced.
Driving less than 10 miles per hour over the speed limit, which previously cost $75, will now cost $50. Speeding between 11 and 15 mph over the limit has been reduced by [...]

Washington Times Reporter Goes on Anti-Welfare “Ghetto” Rant

Washington Times reporter Luke Rosiak really doesn't like speed cameras. Big time. And he's no fan of people on welfare, for whom he has an ultimatum.
"I'll slow down when the people using my $200 fines to sit at home on welfare get a job–and not at Metro or a gubmint job," Rosiak tweeted this afternoon [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Pesky Montanans Edition

Good morning, Washington. It’s that same old feeling outside today: hot and humid with a chance of showers and t-storms in the evening. Perhaps the weather is to blame for the District’s sluggish job growth.
The Examiner reports D.C. speed cameras are hauling in a record amount of money from careless drivers. And it just so [...]

WJLA Anchor Leon Harris Hates On Speed Cameras!

WJLA anchor Leon Harris vents on his blog about what it means to live in MOCO these days. It means being watched by pesky speed cameras! He notes that there are now eight cameras in his neighborhood! And he's mad as hell and he's not gonna take it anymore!
Harris, known for his trusty baritone and [...]