Toledo police to use hand-held cameras on speeding drivers

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo police officers are ready to use hand-held cameras to cite speeding drivers without pulling motorists over.

The Blade reports ( ) that tickets issued beginning Monday on the basis of camera citations will carry a $120 fine.

The paper says that’s the same as tickets issued on the basis of Toledo’s unmanned speed and red-light cameras.

Redflex, the Arizona company that also manages the existing cameras, will process the citations as civil violations, not traffic violations.

Toledo police have two of the hand-held cameras with plans to obtain two more.

The city has challenged a new Ohio law requiring that police officers be present when camera systems are being used.

Judges in Lucas and Montgomery counties last year granted orders to Toledo and Dayton, respectively, blocking the law.


Information from: The Blade,