DC
01/25/2012 09:31 am ET

Chef Geoff Tracy Warns D.C. Drivers Of Foxhall Road Speed Camera

WASHINGTON -- Foxhall Road can tempt even the most cautious of D.C. drivers. The hilly route lined with some of the city's priciest real estate has a speed limit of 25 mph but it can be easy to go much faster.

Chef Geoff Tracy, the husband of CBS White House correspondent Norah O'Donnell and owner of Chef Geoff's, found out the hard way when, according to The Washington Post, a new speed camera caught his Lexus going 10-15 miles over the posted speed limit.

"I haven't gotten a speeding ticket in 21 years," Geoff wrote in a recent email newsletter, according to the Post. "With the new camera, I got 3 in 3 days. Ouch."

That added up to $425 in fines.

Tracy then got some sound advice from the D.C. Department of Transportation:

The nation's capital has an aggressive photo enforcement operation, with red-light cameras and speed cameras deployed across the city.

City officials have praised the enforcement efforts, claiming it's made D.C. streets safer and slower. Critics say the tough enforcement is simply a revenue-generating operation for the city.

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