WASHINGTON, D.C. - Red light cameras have popped up at intersections across the bay area, but now drivers in Washington, D.C. have another set of cameras to worry about--- on stop signs.
The nation's capital is following the lead of California, where photo enforced stop signs have been raking in the dough.
Cameras placed in the Santa Monica hills were put up in 2007 and offenders were fined $100 which brought in $2 million last year alone.
“If it's something not posted or people are not aware of it and they didn't announce it and kind of just put it there, it's kind of misleading…I just got a ticket in the mail, a dittoed off sheet with a picture of my vehicle and my license plate. I just think they're revenue for California,” one ticketed driver said.
Washington, D.C. is gearing up to install 16 stop sign cameras by the end of the year, mostly at intersections near schools.
In order to avoid a penalty, under the law the car has to come to a full and complete stop before the crosswalk in order to count as a legal stop.
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