(AOL News) It's looking Christmas in Summer for Washington D.C. and Baltimore area motorists. Police are voiding millions of dollars in tickets issued from speeding cameras that weren't properly programmed.
Metro D.C. police has issued 7,000 speeding tickets adding up to more than $1.2 million since November from speed cameras in the Third Street tunnel in Northwest D.C. The posted speed limit in the tunnel, which is under construction, has been 40 mph but the posted speed limit in the issuance of citations was 45 mph. The way the municipal regulations are written, the tickets will likely be invalidated, according to The Washington Times.
D.C. brought in more than $55 million in automated enforcement fines last year, reported the Times, boosted by an increase of fines such as the ones levied from the Third Street Tunnel by 150 percent. In the first five months of the year, DC issued $40.3 million, putting it on pace to far out-perform last year's tally.
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