Why we don’t support traffic enforcement | Our Streets MPLS

June 18, 2019
  • D.C. Policy Center
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On June 18, 2019, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, Predominately black neighborhoods in D.C. bear the brunt of automated traffic enforcement, was cited by Our Streets MPLS:

Washington D.C. adopted Vision Zero in 2015. The City went into Vision Zero with black residents making up 70% of traffic related arrests, despite making up less than 50% of the population. Five years later in 2018 data showed drivers in predominantly black neighborhoods were 17 times more likely to receive a moving violation than those in predominantly white neighborhoods. Notably, these disparities exist even though Washington D.C. relies heavily on automated camera enforcement. 

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Related: Predominately black neighborhoods in D.C. bear the brunt of automated traffic enforcement | D.C. Policy Center

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