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Dayton Police To Testify For Red Light & Speed Cameras
DAYTON -- Check out this driver who runs a red light only to run into a fuel truck.
"That light had been read for 24 seconds when he ran it," said D.P.D. photo enforcement coordinator Carol Johnson.
Or this driver going almost 100 mph in a 55. In this case, the driver is actually lucky to receive a ticket from the camera and not a real officer because he owes a lot less money.
"$85 for everyone gets the same," said D.P.D. crash re-constructionist Jason Ward.
These photo enforcement officers with the Dayton Police Department say there's nothing shocking about these drivers.
"We see violations like this every day all day long," said Johnson.
Right now the Ohio Senate is considering a measure that would ban using cameras to determine whether drivers run red lights or violate speed limits, Dayton officers plan to testify against the ban.
"If they are taken away I think we're going to have more crashes and injuries at the intersection," said Ward.
Dayton police keep track of all those who violate red light and speed cameras. They say since they started the numbers have gone down.
"This program is working for us it's reduced bird crashes and it will continue to do so if we keep the program," said Ward. "We have leveled out to around 500 citations issued a month now compared to three or 4,000 when it began."
But of course there will also be people testifying in support of the ban on cameras. Their main argument: these devices are used to raise money and are sometimes abused.
"I'm against it," said Sharelle Cosby of Dayton. "I think they are a waste of time and they're just taking people's money. I got five of them and I'm really upset and $105 for each. It's ridiculous."
"It's fair because police officers are the ones issuing the tickets," said Ward. "It's not an automatic thing. The camera does not automatically send out a ticket and you review all our citations before they are sent out and we reject quite a few of them."
The ban would only allow the cameras in 20-mph school zones if a law enforcement officer is on hand.
The ban did pass the Ohio House on a bipartisan vote of 64-32 this summer.
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