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Majority Of D.C. Residents Support Traffic Cameras

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A poll commissioned by the Washington City Paper and WAMU's The Kojo Nnnamdi Show finds 55 percent of residents surveyed support the continued use of traffic cameras. About half of these people also say they have been caught and ticketed by the cameras.

The poll, which surveyed just over 1,200 voters from Oct. 12 to 14, finds support for traffic cameras across the city.

With the exception of Ward 5, there was majority support for the program in all of the city's wards, including Ward 7, east of the Anacostia River, where 72 percent of those surveyed said they have received a traffic camera fine. The margin of error for the poll is 2.8 percent.

According to city officials, D.C.'s traffic camera program has raked in more than $80 million for the 2012 fiscal year. Critics say the cameras are more about revenue than safety but advocates point to a 43 percent reduction in traffic fatalities this year.


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