Speed cameras in the district often catch people off guard, and then they’re slapped with a big fine in the mail. Depending on how fast they’re speeding or the traffic law they’re violating, the cost quickly adds up.
According to data FOX 5 obtained from the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, more than six million traffic tickets haven’t been paid since January 1st, 2000. How much is the total cost combined? About $1.3 billion.
FOX 5 spoke with people who said they aren’t even surprised.
“I just think habitual offenders are habitual offenders. I think speeding five miles per hour is more normal than it is so getting a ticket doesn’t mean you’re a bad driver,” said Harold Cheatham, Virginia Resident. “It’s a money grab and I wish that they would do away with them.”
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