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DC StreetSafe: Intersection Speed

You can’t actually get a ticket for speed walking through the office, but you can for speeding through an intersection. The MPD is now using automated safety enforcement to reduce these violations.









Speed is a contributing factor in one-third of all traffic fatalities. Driving at the posted speed saves lives. An adult pedestrian hit by a car going 20 miles per hour (mph) has an 80 percent chance of living.  If the car is going 40 mph, there is more than 80 percent chance that the pedestrian will be fatally injured.

Intersection speed cameras use the same radar technology as the District’s existing enforcement units to detect the speed of passing vehicles. The District does not use time/distance to determine speed.

Camera Locations

The MPD has a total of 19 Intersection Speed camera units.

Intersection Speed Unit Locations

Location Direction of Travel Police District
2600 block of Wisconsin Avenue, NW Southbound 2
Wisconsin Avenue @ Brandywine Street, NW Northbound 2
14th and U Streets, NW Southbound 3
16th Street @ Colorado Avenue, NW Southbound 4
Military Road @ 14th Street, NW Northbound 4
Bladensburg Road @ New York Avenue, NE Northeastbound 5
New York Avenue @ Bladensburg Road, NE Eastbound 5
New York Avenue @ Bladensburg Road, NE Westbound 5
New York Avenue @ North Capitol Street, NE Southwestbound 5
New York Avenue @ Florida Avenue, NE Westbound 5
Rhode Island Avenue @ 1st Street, NW Southwestbound 5
Rhode Island Avenue @ Reed Street, NE Southwestbound 5
South Dakota Avenue @ Bladensburg Road, NE Southeastbound 5
Benning Road @ Minnesota Avenue, NE Northwestbound 6
Branch Avenue @ Alabama Avenue, SE Northbound 6
Pennsylvania Avenue @ 27th Street, SE Southeastbound 6
Pennsylvania Avenue @ Minnesota Avenue, SE Westbound 6
Suitland Parkway @ Firth Sterling Avenue, SE Eastbound 7
Suitland Parkway @ Stanton Road, SE Westbound 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.