New Miami residents fired up over speed cameras

New Miami residents fired up over speed cameras

NEW MIAMI, OH (FOX19) - Residents in New Miami are upset about speed cameras that have already issued more than 1,000 citations in one week.

Two speed cameras have been placed on Hwy. 127. Tickets are issued to drivers who are exceeding the speed limit by more than 11 mph and a ticket cost $95.

The Village of New Miami will collect 60 percent of the money generated by the cameras. That money will be put back into the general fund.

"Honestly I think they are cowards, they could just set their car up and get their speed gun but they have to be lazy and set up speed traps, I don't understand it," said Matt Lovins, a New Miami resident.

"We want people to slow down in the Village of New Miami, at the area those cameras are at we have businesses, a Family Dollar being built there, our fire house is there," said New Miami Police Chief Kenneth Cheek. "We just want people to slow down and that is the reason for the program. It's a safety issue."

There also are cameras set up on B-Street in New Miami. No citations have been issued from those cameras and Chief Cheek says those cameras will be moved.

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