- May 30, 2009
- Reaction score
I was going 41 mph on Nebraska ave. A reasonable speedD.C. is open about the safety-related reasons for choosing to post speed cameras where they do. For instance, you can see the report about the NY Ave. eastbound camera that you referenced here:
To be honest, as a D.C. resident, I strongly support catching and fining people speeding or committing other infractions as they race to leave the city. I live in Capitol Hill. There are several streets, like Maryland Ave., that are major arteries for Maryland drivers coming and going from the city. I don't mind non-D.C. drivers using the city roads and accept that this is where I have chosen to live. However, I do mind when they disobey traffic laws aimed at public safety. Capitol Hill is a residential neighborhood with a large number of families and many children, including my own. It is infuriating watching cars with out-of-state tags speeding, rolling through stop signs, flying through pedestrian walks with people in the road, etc. I see it everyday, and it can be incredibly unsafe. Use our streets. Just use them safely.