ELMWOOD PLACE, Ohio (AP) — People aren't smiling about being pictured on a new camera system that has led to thousands of speeding citations in a small village near Cincinnati.
Some 6,600 notices carrying fines of $105 each have been sent out in less than a month since Elmwood Place began using the system. That's in a village of 2,200 people.
Village officials say they contracted for the system because of speeding problems and lack of manpower. They say they are already seeing a drop in speeding.
But people complain they have been cited for going only a few miles per hour over the limit.
The private company that operates the system gets 40 percent of revenue. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/RwcKbG ) that the village could reap more than $415,000 in the first month.
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com