|photo from TheNewspaper.com|
WTOP reports that 24 of the new cameras will "initially" start issuing tickets within the next few months, with citations costing $50.
DC already has cameras for speeding and red light running, including making rolling right turns on red, and has been making plans to use them for 'blocking the box' and 'failure to yield to pedestrians'. They even have cameras attached to street sweepers enforcing parking violations for motorists who fail to move their cars during specified street sweeping hours.
It was recently reported that the Maryland town of Glen Echo has requested that the state legislature approve the use of stop sign cameras by the town. The Town claimed that 81% of motorists were running a particular stop sign at Glen Echo park. The criteria they used to get this statistic was not "stopping behind the white line and counting a full second". This indicates that if stop sign cameras are deployed in Maryland as Glen Echo has requested, they would issue citations not only to people making 'rolling stops' at 1-2mph, but also to people who make full stops but slightly past the white line (which people often do so they can see into the intersection) and people who stop but for less than 1 second (which people often do because they have already confirmed there is no other vehicular or pedestrian traffic).