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Speed limits increase on some DC roads

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Washington Mayor Vincent Gray is raising the speed limits on several major commuter routes. Gray announced yesterday he would raise the speed limits after a study with automated speed cameras showed the speed limits could be increased without impacting safety.

List of roadways changing:

Roadway Current Speed Limit New Speed Limit
New York Avenue – Eastbound from Bladensburg Road to Maryland Line 40 45
New York Avenue – Westbound from Maryland Line to Bladensburg Road 35 40
Bladensburg Road – from Mt. Olivet Road/17th Street to New York Avenue 25 30
North Capitol Street – from Michigan Avenue to Harewood Road 35 40
Canal Road – from Chain Bridge to Foxhall Road 35 40

The Washington Post Mike DeBonis reports,"What is now a $75 ticket for going 10 mph or less over the speed limit will become a $50 ticket Monday, while the current $125 tickets for going 11 to 15 mph will be reduced to $100. Camera tickets from 16 to 25 mph over will remain at their current levels of between $150 and $200, but those caught going more than 25 mph over the limit will pay a new higher fine of $300. Transportation and police officials will also engage in wholesale reexamination of speed limits in the city, meaning some could be raised and others lowered."

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