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Parking and Traffic Violations

The District of Columbia is a recognized leader in traffic safety. It has implemented model laws and experienced a dramatic decrease in traffic fatalities in the past several years. Willful disregard for existing laws – including speeding and pedestrian violations – are the most frequent factors in traffic fatalities.

The following information includes details on the civil fines for certain parking, traffic and other violations in the District of Columbia.

NOTE: These documents may not be used as legal authority. The information is provided for general guidance only. Given the changing nature of laws and regulations, there may be omissions or inaccuracies contained in this document.

While every effort has been made to provide accurate information there is no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or compliance of this document.

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