DC StreetSafe: Oversized Vehicles
You can’t actually get a ticket for being the wrong size for your clothes, but you can for driving an oversized vehicle on a restricted street. The MPD is now using automated safety enforcement to reduce these violations.
The District is a city of neighborhoods with many residential streets that were not built to handle the weight and damage caused by commercial vehicles. The enforcement of restricted truck and bus routes will reduce infrastructure damage and enhance quality of life in our neighborhoods. Oversize enforcement will be based on zones that include a number of blocks in the area of enforcement, with warning tickets issued for the first 30-days at the first location within a zone. Any subsequent location within the zone will issue live tickets.
Truck and bus drivers must stay on designated commercial motor vehicle routes and not drive on restricted streets. The oversize units use radar and lasers to detect whether a vehicle is too large to drive legally on a residential street.
The MPD has a total of eight Oversize Commercial Vehicle camera units to identify trucks on restricted routes.
Oversize Commercial Vehicle Unit Locations
Camera may be moved to any location within the around surrounded by the yellow border.
|Police District||Address in Zone||Map (Yellow Border Surrounds Area)|
|1st District||1100 block of 4th Street, NE||
|1st District||1300 block of Independence Avenue, SE||
|2nd District||1500 block of T Street, NW||
|2nd District||4600 block of Van Ness Street, NW||
|3rd District||1300 block of W Street, NW||
|4th District||7400 block of Blair Road, NW||
|5th District||1200 block of Taylor Street, NE||
|5th District||2100 block of Queens Chapel Road, NE||
The fines for traffic violations captured by automated photo enforcement are exactly the same as the fines for violations issued by a police officer. (The DC Municipal Regulations may be found at www.dcregs.org with the search words “Civil Fines for Motor Vehicle Moving Infractions.”
Pay Your Ticket
Ticket payments are processed by the DC Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). For your convenience, DMV provides four payment options: online, by mail, in person, or by phone.