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By CARL LEMIRE DALTON, Associated PressD.
C., (AP) — The city is spending nearly $50 million to upgrade its traffic cameras in the nation’s capital, and some of the cameras are working.
The city has installed 1,400 cameras and is installing 3,000 more, Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office said Tuesday.
The cameras are designed to record the speed of vehicles on streets, and provide the first-ever real-time information about collisions, the number of vehicles and the number and type of injuries caused.
Bowser’s office says the money will be used to install 1,600 cameras across the city.
The D.T.C.’s camera system was installed on a single camera system in the Washington Monument on Monday.
The Washington Monument cameras were installed in March, a spokeswoman for the mayor said Tuesday, and the system has been used by about 40,000 pedestrians and bicyclists.