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Topic - John B. Townsend
Gasoline prices this summer will be the lowest in three years as people drive less and use more fuel-efficient cars, the U.S. Energy Information Administration is predicting.
D.C. lawmakers on Tuesday signaled they will lower fines for speeders and other scofflaws caught by traffic cameras even as the city expands the program across the city — a trade-off that reflects the fragile business of letting machines issue tickets instead of live officers.
A D.C. Council member will introduce a bill Tuesday that reserves more than 10 percent of the District's on-street parking spaces for disabled motorists, a "red-top" meter program designed to comply with federal law despite cutting into an already thin supply of curbside spots in the nation's capital.
Prince George's County issued 200,000 speeding tickets to lead-foot drivers under its eight-month-old Automated Speed Enforcement Program, a number that county officials said is good for safety - but critics argue only benefits the bottom line.
In 2011 and 2012, gas prices flirted with their all-time highs around $4 in April and May, he noted, but they do not appear likely to do so again this year.