Mayor Vincent Gray was joined by Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier and other public safety officials on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C. to announce changes to improve both safety and fairness in the photo enforcement violations for traffic cameras in the city. The new program, which goes into effect on Monday, will include the following changes: Violators caught speeding up to 10 mph over the limit will be fined $50 instead of $75; violations from 11 to 15 mph over the limit will be fined at $100 instead of $125; and violations of more than 25 mph over the limit will increase from $250 to $300. The mayor said that the revenue raised from these fines will go towards hiring 100 new police officers in 2013. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Mayor Vincent Gray was joined by Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier and other public safety officials on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C. to announce changes to improve both safety and fairness in the photo enforcement violations for traffic cameras in the city. The new program, which goes into effect on Monday, will include the following changes: Violators caught speeding up to 10 mph over the limit will be fined $50 instead of $75; violations from 11 to 15 mph over the limit will be fined at $100 instead of $125; and violations of more than 25 mph over the limit will increase from $250 to $300. The mayor said that the revenue raised from these fines will go towards hiring 100 new police officers in 2013. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)