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DC traffic cameras will catch you rolling through stop signs

7:17 AM, Nov 25, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- New traffic cameras watching you in the District aren't just looking for speeders and red light runners.

The new silver boxes nestled in neighborhoods will catch drivers who are rolling through a stop sign at an intersection.

So you may be wondering, how can a camera determine if you've stopped at a stop sign long enough? 

D.C. police have a three-tier review system by a human being who will look at the tape and then finally determine if indeed a driver broke the law. 

Even though there's no legal time frame, according to AAA, a complete stop means all four tires come to a rest. 

The new cameras will also catch drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, block the box or speed through the intersection to beat the light. 

Sensors will even catch oversize vehicles like trucks and big rigs cutting through some D.C. neighborhoods. 

Police say this program has been a success, changed our driving habits and made our streets safer since the first red light camera in 1999. 

Even though the community is concerned and pedestrians and cyclists have been concerned as well, the city is raking in some serious cash thanks to these cameras. 

AAA says it's a record $91 million for fiscal year 2012. 

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