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Traffic Tickets: the District Profits and Residents Pay – Washington City Paper

September 13, 2018
  • D.C. Policy Center

On September 13, 2018, Vinnie Rotanaro at the Washington City Paper quoted D.C. Policy Center Executive Director Yesim Sayin Taylor:

“There is ample evidence that automated enforcement reduces fatalities,” says Yesim Sayin Taylor, executive director of the D.C. Policy Center, which has issued reports on the subject of automated fines, “but we cannot rule out that the city is hooked on the revenue.”

The article, entitled “Traffic Tickets: the District Profits and Residents Pay”, cites two D.C. Policy Center publications on the subject of speed cameras (“Predominantly black neighborhoods in D.C. bear the brunt of automated camera enforcement” and “Speed cameras in D.C.“).

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