Archive for August 3rd, 2009

Heath, Ohio — 4 weeks, 10,000 traffic tickets with red-light cameras

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

HEATH, Ohio — City officials say they were shocked by the number of violations recorded during the first month of traffic-camera enforcement and decided to make it cheaper to protest multiple tickets.
More than 10,000 violations had been recorded by Heath traffic cameras through Tuesday. At $100 apiece, that would net the city a little more than $830,000 after paying the vendor, Redflex, its share.

In four weeks, the cameras will have generated an amount equivalent to roughly 12 percent of the Licking County community’s annual budget — and a lot of anger.