Bur the city of Dayton has no plans to expand its traffic camera program beyond the previously announced fixed sites and mobile devices, said Cara Zinski-Neace, a Dayton police spokeswoman.
“The plan is the same as originally announced,” she said.
For months, the city has worked to restart its traffic camera program, arguing that traffic crashes and fatalities shot up on local roadways after the cameras were turned off. No date has been set yet.
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The city shut down its photo-enforced traffic program in mid-2015 to comply with a new state law that put tough new restrictions on their use.
The city had used cameras to cite motorists for traffic violations since 2002. In 2013, police issued 47,940 speeding and 6,730 red-light citations for violations documented by automated cameras.
Earlier this year, the city said it would install 10 fixed cameras at five locations, and officers also would use six hand-held devices and two portable trailer units at strategic locations.
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To comply with state law, the city planned to place officers at the cameras while in use, which meant they would be in operation only a portion of the time.
But the city challenged the state’s restrictions on traffic cameras and in July won on a couple of major points.
Since the cameras will be on 24/7, they are expected to cite significantly more motorists who speed or run red lights.