This is just a warning for all who will ever drive in Washington DC. They have absolutely wicked red light cameras and speed cameras. The cameras are not for safety or to catch those breaking the law they are just money making machines and you will pay to visit the city.
According to the Washington Post the DC city budget expects to make 56.1 MILLION Dollars in traffic fines this year 2011. There is no way to prove that you did not speed and you can not even make a hearing date because the line is always jammed. I just made a $125 deposit today for going 46 mph in a 35mph zone AND I was less than a block from where I turned into the street from a parking lot. A race car would have trouble gaining that speed let alone it was rush hour with lots of cars.
You too will pay the fine if you drive in DC. You are warned.