Lawsuit Filed Against Ohio Village About Traffic Cameras


UPDATED: Friday November 30, 2012 5:29 PM

Residents and businesses in a southwest Ohio village took their opposition to new traffic cameras into court.

A Hamilton County lawsuit filed Thursday says Elmwood Place officials did not properly follow legal procedures in starting the camera enforcement.

Twelve people who are suing said the speeding ticket blitz that has followed caused them harm. They said the cameras caused people to avoid the village and its businesses.  

Some 13,000 speeding citations were issued in the first couple months after the cameras began.

Elmwood Place has some 2,200 residents.  

Revenue from the $105 tickets is shared between the village and a for-profit company that installs and operates the traffic camera systems.  

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