D.C. Mayor Proposes New Enforcement Measures to Support Vision Zero
"D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is pushing for new legislation that would raise speeding tickets in the District up to $500 and create 15 miles per hour speed limits in parts of the city," reports Stephen Pimpo.
According to a press release from AAA, Mayor Bowser is proposing 18 increases to existing traffic fines and 11 new traffic infractions.
"The proposed changes include upping the fine for going 25 mph over the speed limit from the current $300 to $400 on Washington freeways and interstates and $500 on city streets," explains Pimpo. "It would also create designated “Safe Zones” with speed limits of 15 mph for roads next to 'school facilities and grounds serving youth" as well as "a playground, recreational facility, pool, athletic field, or senior center designated by official signs.'"