Anyone who has ever received a speeding ticket from a speed camera has thought the camera was rigged. A judge in Ohio last week called speed cameras "nothing more than a high-tech game of three-card Monty."
It's not the first time the integrity of speed cameras has come into question. A Baltimore driver was issued a speed camera ticket despite the car being stopped at a red light.
Judge Robert Ruehlman made the remarks, including calling the cameras "a scam", after Elmwood Place issued 6,600 tickets in a month. The problem? Elmwood Place is a small town in Ohio, registering only 2,000 residents.
The residents joined with the business community to file suit against the town for installing the cameras. The lawsuit alleges the cameras were put into operation without proper notice and the cameras hamper the town's ability to attract tourists.
Judge Ruehlman ordered the town to stop issuing tickets from the cameras immediately. Tickets from the cameras carried a fine of $105. For 6,600 tickets, Elmwood Place stood to pocket $693,000.
The city is appealing Judge Ruehlman's decision.
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