Numbers are Down: DC issued more than 2 million vehicle-related tickets in 2014, collecting $144 million

by Sean Riley


BizJournal 

The District issued more than 2 million vehicle-related notices of infraction in 2014, collecting roughly $144 million in fines, penalties and fees as a result, according to a new city report.

Those numbers are down significantly from 2013, when D.C. collected $167 million in fines and fees off of about 200,000 more infraction notices.

Are drivers behaving better? It's either that or less frequent enforcement, as the Metropolitan Police Department and D.C. Department of Transportation combined to issue 247,880 fewer notices in 2014 than the year before.

The annual breakdown of parking and moving vehicle infractions, and the revenue they generate, is prepared by the Department of Motor Vehicles. It was submitted to the D.C. Council on Tuesday.

All told, D.C. federal and related entities issued 2,147,355 notices on infractions to drivers in calendar year 2014. “Parking, standing, stopping and pedestrian infractions” accounted for 1.69 million of the total, followed by 369,535 photo infractions and 87,050 moving infractions.

The Department of Public Works, charged with parking enforcement, issued the most — 1,366,462, followed by the MPD with 484,794, DDOT with 248,248, the U.S. Park Police with 21,290, and the D.C. Taxi Commission with 9,769.

There was one violation issued by Fort McNair authorities, two by D.C. Superior Court Police, four by St. Elizabeths Hospital security guards, 34 by Amtrak and 70 by the U.S. Government Printing Office. [MORE]