New traffic cameras to monitor stop signs in Washington D.C.

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A photo-enforced stop sign camera and warning sign in Topanga, Calif. (CNN)

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A photo-enforced stop sign camera and warning sign in Topanga, Calif. (CNN)
A photo-enforced stop sign camera and warning sign in Topanga, Calif. (CNN)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Colorado has gotten its dose of red light cameras, taking pictures and sending tickets to drivers who run through the light. Now drivers in the Washington D.C. will be seeing something new – stop sign cameras.

According to the Washington Post, there will be 16 to 24 of these new devices going up in our nation’s capitol, with most of them being posted at intersections near schools. Earlier this summer, the newspaper reported, a similar proposal was brought up in the town of Glen Echo, Md., but it’s receiving a heavy amount of opposition.

Currently, Maryland only allows red light and speed cameras.

When these stop sign cameras are in place in Washington, the fine for running a stop sign would be $50. The fine for blocking an intersection would be $100, while failing to yield to pedestrians would set drivers back $250.

Last year, Washington took in $55 million dollars from red light and speed cameras, but the city says these cameras are about safety, not revenue.

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