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Toledo, OH police department begins mailing speeding tickets to offenders

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Last month, the Toledo Police Department rolled out new radar devices that take a picture and short video clip of speeders.  Images as well as a description of the infraction are then mailed to offenders for payment.  At no point to the officers make direct contact with the traffic violators.

Officers are targeting high-complaint areas, like school zones, city streets, and the expressway, according to ABC 13.

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Some local drivers aren’t too pleased with the new initiative from the police department however.  One individual, the recipient of a ticket by mail expressed her frustration as the ticket came as a surprise to her.

“I didn’t see the officer at all. So I was surprised to get the speeding ticket,” said the motorist who wished to remain anynomous. “I haven’t had a ticket in 10 years,” she added.

Toledo Police Lt. Jeff Sulewski defended the new program.  “We can target a lot more cars and I know what’s going to be said about that it’s a money maker. The message is we a now enforcing more vigorously our speed limits in the city of Toledo than every before,” he said.

 

 

 

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  1. AS IT SHOULD BE! It’s not like Toledoans weren’t given NOTICE that these handheld devices were coming in for use starting March 1 — it was on every station and in the Blade….

    “I haven’t had a ticket in ten years” — um perhaps it’s not because you don’t speed, but because you’ve never been caught! How difficult is it to FOLLOW THE TRAFFIC LAWS here?

    I support this new technology — it keeps the public (who do follow the laws) and our LEO’s safe from idiots on the road (and Toledo has a LOT of them).

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