CIVIL FINES FOR MINOR MOVING VIOLATIONS IN DC 18 DCMR 2600.1

The following civil infractions and their respective fine amounts set forth in this section do not include those major moving violations for which jurisdiction remains in the Superior Court. Information on points associated with infractions is [HERE].

 

INFRACTION [18 DCMR Citation]  and FINE

 

Alley, Failure to stop when emerging from [§ 2207.1]    $100.00

 

Attention, Full time and Failure to give full time and attention to operation of vehicle [§ 2213.4]    $25.00

Automobile Improper riding on [§ 2213.6]     $100.00

Permitting passenger to ride on [§ 2213.5]     $25.00

Operating with door(s) open [§ 2214.3]           $25.00

 

Backing, Without caution [§ 2206.3]          $100.00

 

Barricaded or closed street, Driving through [§ 2217.2]    $500.00

 

Brakes

Bad foot brakes [§ 720]     $75.00

Bad hand brakes [§ 720]    $75.00

 

Bridge, Load limit violation [§ 2510.2]

See: "Weight Regulations"

 

Bumper

Improper bumper on ice cream, soft drink, or other vending vehicle [§ 733.3]     $25.00

No front bumper or rear bumper [§§ 733.1, 733.2]    $25.00

Unsafe bumper [§§ 733.5, 733.6]   $75.00

 

Child Restraint Act, Violation of [D.C. Official Code §§ 50-1703, 1706]     $75.00

 

Coasting, Gears unmeshed or in neutral [§ 2212]    $75.00

 

Colliding

Failure to control speed to avoid [§ 2200.4] $150.00

With pedestrian [§ 2300.2]   $500.00

With fixed object [§ 2220.4]   $50.00

With a person operating a bicycle [§§ 2207, 2208]   $75.00

 

Commercial vehicle, Spilling load [§ 2503.2] $150.00

 

Covering tags [§ 422.8]  $500.00

 

Curb, Interfere with moving traffic when pulling from [§ 2206.1]   $100.00

 

Emergency vehicle

Failure to pull to curb for [§ 2210.1]  $150.00

Failure to yield right-of-way [§ 2210.1]   $150.00

 

Fenders

Operating with torn fender(s) [§ 733.5]    $25.00

No fender(s) [§ 733.4]    $25.00

 

Fire apparatus

Entering same block with [§ 2210.4]    $50.00

Following within 500 feet of [§ 2210.4]   $100.00

Passing or approaching within prohibited distance of  [§ 2210.4]   $100.00

 

Fire hose, Driving over [2210.5] $50.00

 

Following another vehicle too closely [§ 2201.9]  $100.00

 

Funeral or other procession

Driving through [§ 2218.2]  $25.00

Failure to keep right while driving in [§ 2218.3]   $15.00

 

Height, Operating vehicle of greater height than permitted   [§§ 2500, 2501, 2511]    $250.00

 

Horn

Failure to have on vehicle [§ 730.1]  $15.00

Inaudible [§ 730.1]   $15.00

Unnecessarily noisy or loud [§ 730.2]   $25.00

 

Inspection

Failure to display current sticker [§§ 601.1, 602, 607]  $50.00

Failure to replace lost or mutilated sticker [§ 608.1]   $50.00

Failure to report for [§ 601.1]    $50.00

Operating with condemned sticker [§ 606.3] $100.00

Operating with expired sticker or expired rejection (red) sticker [§§ 602.4; 604.3]  $50.00

 

International Registration Plan [D.C. Official Code § 50-1507.03]

Failure to register  $500.00

Failure to obtain trip permit   $500.00

Exceeding registered gross weight   $500.00

 

Intersection

Failure to slow down for [§ 2200.5]  $100.00

Failure to clear (including crosswalks) [§ 2201.11]  $50.00

 

Lane or course

Changing without caution [§ 2201.6]  $100.00

Failure to stay in proper [§ 2201.6]  $100.00

Improper use of restricted [§ 2220]  $100.00

 

Lawful order or direction of a Police Officer

Failure or refusal to comply with [§ 2000.2]   $50.00

 

Length

Operating vehicle of greater length than permitted by law [§ 2502]  $250.00

 

License or permit

Address, failure to change [§§ 109.3, 109.4]  $50.00

Allowing unauthorized person to drive [§ 1100.12]  $100.00

Allowing unlawful use [§ 1100.7]   $50.00

Displaying, cancelled, suspended, revoked, or fraudulently altered [§ 1100.2]   $50.00

Displaying or use another person's [§ 1100.4]   $50.00

Failure to display upon demand [D.C. Official Code § 50-1401.01(c)]   $50.00

Failure to have license [§ 1100]  $50.00

Learner's permit; allowing more than one passenger while operating with [§ 102.9]   $100.00

Loaning or allowing use by another person [§ 1100.3]  $50.00

Restriction, driving in violation of [§ 1100.9]  $100.00

 

Lights

Illegal headlight device [§ 718]   $75.00

Improper lights [§§ 703-711]  $75.00

No lights running [§ 703.1]   $75.00

No rear light(s) [§ 705.1]   $75.00

No stop light(s) [§ 706.1]   $75.00

One light running [§ 704.1]   $75.00

Operating with high beams [§ 715.4]  $75.00

 

Littering, From a vehicle upon public or private property   [§ 2221.6]   $100.00

 

Loads

Extending beyond body of vehicle [§ 2503.1]   $250.00

Failure to keep open load tightly covered [§ 2503.4]  $250.00

Failure to secure load [§ 2503.4]    $150.00

More than eight feet (8 ft.) wide [§ 2501.1]  $250.00

No red flag on end of long load, or other load violation [§§ 703, 2503]  $250.00

 

Mechanical condition, Unsafe operating or permitting operation while [§ 600.2]  $100.00

 

Median strip, channelizing island or safety zone (raised with curb), driving on or over [§ 2201.8] $100.00

 

Mirror, No rear view mirror [§ 731.6]   $75.00

 

Motorcycles (see also violations for other vehicles)

Failure to wear protective helmet or have goggles, safety glasses, or have windshield while riding a motorcycle. [§ 2215]    $75.00

Improper riding on [§ 2215]   $25.00

 

Motor-driven cycle (see other violations for other vehicles)

Failure to wear protective helmet while riding a motor-driven cycle [§ 2215]   $25.00

Operating in excess of 30 miles per hour [§ 9901]   $100.00

 

Motorized bicycles operating in excess of 20 miles per hour [§ 9901]  $100.00

 

No bus streets, Driving through [§ 2217.8]  $150.00

 

Noise, Unnecessary or disturbing [§ 2221.1]  $25.00

 

One-way street violation [§ 2201.4]   $150.00

 

Opening door or permitting door to open on traffic side [§ 2214.4]   $25.00

 

Open container of alcohol, Operating with motor vehicle with [§ 2224.4]   $100.00

 

Parade or procession without a permit [§ 2218]   $25.00

 

Parking, Failure to back into space [§ 2221.2]   $10.00

 

Passing

At intersection [§ 2202.3]   $25.00

Improper [§ 2202]  $100.00

Increasing speed to prevent [§ 2202.4]   $50.00

On curve [§ 2202.3]    $25.00

On right [§ 2202.4]   $25.00

View obstructed [§ 2202.7]   $25.00

 

Registration certificate

Failure to change address on [§ 414]    $10.00

Failure to exhibit on demand [§ 421]   $50.00

 

Right side of roadway, Failure to keep to [§ 2201.1]   $50.00

 

Right turn on red

Failure to come to a complete stop before turning  [§ 2103.7]   $50.00

Failure to yield right-of-way to vehicle or pedestrian  [§ 2103.7]  $50.00

Violation of "No Turn on Red" sign [§ 4013]   $50.00

 

Right-of-way

Failure to stop and give right-of-way to pedestrian in roadway [§ 2208]   $75.00

Failure to yield to another vehicle [§§ 2207, 2208]  $100.00

Failure to yield to pedestrian in the sidewalk [§ 2207.2]  $250.00

Failure to yield right-of-way to a person operating a bicycle [§§ 2207, 2208]  $75.00

Overtaking another vehicle stopped at a crosswalk or intersection for a pedestrian [§ 2221.5]   $250.00

Stopping, standing, or parking a vehicle in a bicycle lane [§ 2405.1]  $65.00

 

Safety zone, Driving though [§ 2211.6]    $75.00

 

School bus, Passing stopped bus or multi-purpose school vehicle when light flashing or stop signal arm activated [§ 2209] $500.00

 

Sidewalk, Driving on or over [§ 2221.3]   $50.00

 

Signal for turn or stop, Failure to give either hand or mechanical signal [§ 2205]  $100.00

 

Signal device

Disobeying green arrow [§ 2103.4]   $50.00

Disobeying official signal [§ 2000.4]  $100.00

Passing flashing red light [§ 2104]   $50.00

Passing red light [§ 2103]   $150.00

Passing steady yellow light [§ 2103]   $50.00

 

Siren, Unauthorized use of or possession of [§§ 712.4, 730.4]   $50.00

 

Smoke, Excessive [§ 750.3]  $50.00

 

Snow tires or chains, Operating without effective [§ 2219.1]  $100.00

 

Snow emergency regulations, Violation of [§ 2219]  $250.00

 

Speeding

Up to 10 mph in excess of limit [§ 2200]   $50.00

11 to 15 mph in excess of limit [§ 2200]  $100.00

16 to 20 mph in excess of limit [§ 2200]  $150.00

21 to 25 mph in excess of limit [§ 2200]   $200.00

Over 25 mph in excess of limit [§ 2200]  $300.00

Minimum; driving too slowly [§ 2200.10]  $50.00

Unreasonable [§ 2200.3]   $100.00

 

Speedometer

Defective [§ 735]  $75.00

Failure to have on vehicle [§ 735]  $75.00

 

Sticker Regulation, Sign or other unauthorized item attached to the mirror, window, or window frame [§ 2213.7]  $15.00

 

Stop sign, Passing [§ 2208.3]  $50.00

 

Street, Driving on wrong side [§ 2201.1]  $50.00

 

Tags

Altering tag(s) [§ 1104.2]  $100.00

Covering [§ 422.8]  $500.00

Dead or expired tags [§ 1101]  $100.00

Fail to secure D.C. tags [§§ 422, 429.1]   $100.00

Fail to turn in tags when required [§§ 415, 2706]   $100.00

Fail to properly affix validation stickers [§ 422.7]  $50.00

Failure to have or display current tags [§ 1101]   $100.00

Illegible tag(s) [§ 422.5]   $50.00

Improper display of [§ 422.4]   $50.00

Improper use of dealer's tags [§ 1101]   $50.00

Inadequate illumination of tag(s) [§ 705.4]   $50.00

Loaning license tags [§ 1101.1]  $50.00

No front tag [§§ 422.1; 422.3]   $50.00

No rear tag [§§ 422.1; 422.3]  $50.00

Obstructed tag(s) [§ 422.6]   $50.00

Permitting use of dead tags [§ 1101]   $100.00

 

Television, Visible to operator [§ 735.2]  $100.00

 

Tires, Unsafe or other violation [§ 732]  $100.00

 

Title, Failure to transfer D.C. [§ 402]  $25.00

 

Towing, Violation of regulations [§ 2504]   $100.00

 

Traffic control device

Interference with [§ 2101.1]   $100.00

Unauthorized [§ 2102]  $50.00

 

Truck restriction or route

Driving a truck through a restricted street [§ 2505.6]   $150.00

Violation of permit conditions [§ 2508.6]  $50.00

Violation of tunnel restrictions [§ 2509]   $250.00

 

Turn

From wrong lane [§§ 2203, 2204]  $100.00

Improper [§§ 2203, 2204]  $100.00

Violation of turn restriction [§§ 4012-4018]  $25.00

 

Vision

Front or side; obstructed [§ 2213]  $75.00

Objects hanging so as to obstruct [§ 2213]  $75.00

 

Weight Regulations

Up to 5,000 lbs. over limit [§ 2500.1]  $250.00

In excess of 5,000 lbs. over limit [§ 2500.1]  $100.00 plus $16.00 for each additional 100 lbs. over 5,000 lbs.

 

Width

Operating vehicle of greater width than permitted [§§ 2500, 2501, 2511]  $50.00

 

Windshield, Defective or obstructed [§ 731]  $75.00

 

Windshield wipers

Failure to have [§ 731]  $75.00

Not in operating condition [§ 731]  $25.00

 

NOTE: TRAFFIC VIOLATION IN NATIONAL CAPITAL PARKS

 

Additional traffic regulations for all District of Columbia areas under the jurisdiction of the U.S. National Park Service are set forth in Part 50 of Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

 

Penalties for violation of federal traffic regulations in park areas are set forth in 36 C.F.R. §50.5, and in other specific sections.

 

District of Columbia traffic laws and regulations, and the penalties applicable to violations of District laws and regulations set forth in this title and the D.C. Code, are also applicable in park areas located within the District of Columbia. [36 C.F.R. §50.3]

 

 

SOURCE: Final Rulemaking published at 30 DCR 5742 (November 4, 1983); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 31 DCR 569 (February 10, 1984); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 32 DCR 1526 (March 15, 1985); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 33 DCR 3716 (June 20, 1986); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 34 DCR 4242 (July 3, 1987); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 35 DCR 783 (February 5, 1988); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 35 DCR 8042 (November 11, 1988); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 37 DCR 5692,5703 (August 31, 1990); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 50 DCR 10564 (December 12, 2003); as amended by the Department of Motor Vehicles Reform Amendment Act of 2004, effective April 8, 2005 (D.C. Law 15-307; 52 DCR 1700 (February 25, 2005)); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 52 DCR 2068 (March 4, 2005); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 52 DCR 11345 (December 30, 2005); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 53 DCR 2209 (March 24, 2006); as amended by the Pedestrian Safety Reinforcement Amendment Act of 2008, effective November 25, 2008 (D.C. Law 17-269; 55 DCR 11015 (October 24, 2008)); as amended by the Anti-Littering Amendment Act of 2008, effective March 20, 2009 (D.C. Law 17-314; 56 DCR 200, 201 (January 9, 2009)); as amended by the Bicycle Safety Enhancement Amendment Act of 2008, effective March 25, 2009 (D.C. Law 17-352; 56 DCR 1115, 1116 (February 6, 2009)); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 56 DCR 3939 (May 15, 2009); as corrected by Errata Notice published at 57 DCR 1239 (February 5, 2010); as amended by Emergency and Proposed Rulemaking published at 57 DCR 4665 (May 28, 2010)[EXPIRED]; as amended by Emergency Rulemaking published at 57 DCR 9206 (October 1, 2010)[EXPIRED]; as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 57 DCR 11180 (November 26, 2010); as amended by the Motorized Bicycle Amendment Act of 2012, effective April 27, 2013 (D.C. Law 19-290; 60 DCR 2343 (March 1, 2013)); as amended by the Safety-Based Traffic Enforcement Amendment Act of 2012, effective May 1, 2013 (D.C. Law 19-307; 60 DCR 2753 (March 8, 2013)); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 60 DCR 10071 (July 12, 2013); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 60 DCR 14832 (October 18, 2013); as amended by the Bicycle Safety Amendment Act of 2013, effective December 13, 2013 (D.C. Law 20-49; 60 DCR 15148 (November 1, 2013); as amended by the Safety-Based Traffic Enforcement Fine Reduction Amendment Act of 2013, effective December 24, 2013 (D.C. Law 20-61; 60 DCR 12472 (September 6, 2013)).