D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks during a Feb. 14 press conference on the city's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks during a Feb. 14 press conference. (WI File Photo)

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s fiscal 2023 budget proposal calls for an expansion of the city’s automated traffic enforcement system.

The plan, first reported in The Washington Post, will start in October if approved by the D.C. Council and includes 170 new speed cameras. Presently, there are 85.

The proposed $9.4 million expansion includes cameras that will assess fines for drivers for such infractions as blocking bike lanes or running stop signs.

A study found that the District fines its residents more than any other city in the country — including for parking and traffic-related infractions — at a rate of $261 per resident, the Washingtonian reported.

The city issued — but didn’t necessarily collect — $1 billion in traffic and parking tickets in the three-year period from 2017-to 2019, an AAA report revealed.

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  1. I’m for the cameras.in ward eight.our rep on the council should know this
    The fast moving autos on wheeler road in the 36 and 3700 blocks are notorious for speeding up and down wheeler road.. the crowd leaving the tennis car are in trouble especially the kids.mississippi ave is main thorough fare for motorist.ward 8 rep should be behind this movement.

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