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SPEAK OUT: Do Speed Cameras in Kensington Slow Traffic Down?

Tell us your opinion in the comments section.

 

While driving along Connecticut Avenue Thursday, I noticed how traffic slowed before the cameras and sped up afterwards. Do the speed cameras really slow traffic down permanently?

 Do you think they would be more effective if they weren’t stagnant?

Photoradarscam September 28, 2012 at 01:58 AM
Speed bumps slow people down too but that doesn't mean they are a good idea or even necessary. Most people, and especially the politicians pushing cameras do not understand speed zoning. Google "Speed Zoning Synthesis, a USDOT study" and inform yourself.
tom walker September 28, 2012 at 12:38 PM
The speed Cameras are gone on Conn ave in Kensington and the People still Slam on their Brakes when they are going under the speed limit to begin with!! This is dangerous and unsafe.
Tamika Smith September 28, 2012 at 12:42 PM
QTM- what does revenue have to do with pedestrian safety? Some people may argue especially Kensington residents that they would rather the speed limit be lower for their safety.
tom walker September 28, 2012 at 01:19 PM
How many folks cross using crosswalks and traffic control devices ?? A lot of the problems with Pedestrian Safety are the pedestrians themselves........
Richard Rice September 28, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Tom, Whenever I cross Connecticut Avenue or Summit Avenue for that matter I always cross at the cross walk and do so judiciously and carefully to avoid mishaps on the part of vehicular or pedestrian hazzards!

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