Are speed camera fines in the District too high? It depends on who you ask.
The issue has been talked about a lot in recent weeks. A community meeting was held in Ward 7 on Monday night to discuss lowering the fines.
Speed camera fines range from $75 to $250 depending on how fast you are going.
Councilmembers Tommy Wells and Mary Cheh have started a discussion on camera fines.
Wells told residents at the community meeting that he believes the fines are too high.
"It should not be such a hardship. The purpose of fines is to improve behavior," Wells said.
But Hillcrest resident Gladys Gray has no sympathy for speeders.
"Give them a ticket. I beg for a camera. We are begging for more," said Gray.
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