Capital Beltway speed cameras fine 124,000 drivers about $5 million
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Speed cameras posted in work zones along the Capital Beltway have fined drivers in the DMV millions of dollars in a year.
One camera in the Suitland Road Bridge work zone near Air Force One ticketed 124,477 motorists which amounted to about $4.9 million in fines.
During their first year of deployment, the work zone speed cameras nabbed 341 motorists each day who exceeded the speed limit by a margin of 12 miles per hour or more within the parameters and peripheries of the long-term road work project, according to AAA.
AAA says there was a significant decrease in tickets during the last six months of the year the speed cameras were active. Officials believe the work zone speed cameras are making the roadways safer and say drivers are getting the message.