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DC StreetSafe: Stop Signs

You can’t actually get a ticket for not knowing when to stop being completely annoying, but you can for not coming to a complete stop at an intersection. The MPD is now using automated safety enforcement to reduce these violations.







Nationally, 20% of fatal crashes and nearly half of all injury crashes occur at intersections.  Such crashes are easily preventable if the driver stops completely as required by law. The 32 new stop sign cameras are located near schools. 

Drivers should come to a complete stop prior to the stop bar at an intersection controlled by a stop sign or traffic signal.  This allows the driver to look around and ensure that he or she has the right of way before continuing.  The stop sign units use radar to detect if a vehicle stopped at, rolled through, or ran a stop sign.  Tickets will be issued when vehicles fail to stop at a stop sign.

Camera Locations

The MPD has a total of 32 Stop Sign cameras to identify vehicles passing a stop sign without coming to a full stop.

Stop Sign Unit Locations

Location Direction of Travel Police District
10th Street @ F Street, NE Southbound    1
12th Street @ D Street, SE Southbound    1
2nd Street @ G Street, NE Northbound    1
6th Street @ L Street, NE Southbound    1
G Street @ 10th Street, SE Eastbound    1
Fessenden Street @ 44th Street, NW Eastbound 2
22nd Street @ H Street, NW Southbound    2
35th Street @ R Street, NW Southbound    2
37th Street @ Tilden Street, NW Northbound    2
Calvert Street @ 39th Street, NW Westbound    2
Fessenden Street @ 41st Street, NW Westbound    2
Macomb Street @ 45th Street, NW Eastbound    2
N Street @ 24th Street, NW Westbound    2
19th Street @ California Street, NW Southbound    3
Lamont Street @ 11th Street, NW Westbound    3
S Street @ 12th Street, NW Westbound    3
T Street @ 8th Street, NW Westbound    3
Wyoming Avenue @ 19th Street, NW Westbound    3
North Capitol Street @ Chillum, NE Southwestbound 4
5th Street @ Decatur Street, NW Southbound    4
8th Street @ Hamilton Street, NW Southbound    4
Colorado Avenue @ Montague Street, NW Northbound    4
Kansas Avenue @ Buchanan Street, NW Northeastbound    4
Longfellow Street @ Missouri Avenue, NW Westbound 4
10th Street @ Girard Street, NE Northbound    5
Fort Lincoln Drive @ 31st Place, NE Southbound    5
Neal Street @ Montello Street, NW Eastbound    5
48th Street @ Meade Street, NE Southbound    6
55th Street @ Eads Street, NE Southbound    6
C Street @ 50th Street, SE Eastbound    6
Meade Street @ 50th Pl NE Westbound    6
Q Street @ 17th Street, SE Westbound    6
Mississippi Avenue @ 15th Street, SE Westbound    7
Pomeroy Road @ Howard Rd SE Southwestbound    7
Yuma Street @ 8th Street, SE Westbound    7
Bruce Place @ 15th Place, SE Eastbound 7



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 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.