Judge orders New Miami, Ohio city to pay back $3 million in traffic camera tickets

Judge orders New Miami, Ohio city to pay back $3 million in traffic camera tickets

In NJ if you don't pay they suspend your registration and may or may not tell you. Also if you fight the ticket in court you get points imposed on your license which affects your insurance premiums. I believe the legal term for this is extortion.

Extortion it is. The ticket i get in the mail says in bold letters: Failure to pay fine will not effect your driver's license, insuramce, or credit. The camera company also owns the collection agency that calls/writes to collect. TN deemed it unenforceable without a real officer stopping you and writing a ticket. People still pay them. I guess its mostly older people and out of town/state people.

I love that. We just throw our tickets in the trash(TN). I dont know why they even have the cameras up any more.

Failing to come to a complete stop is running the red light.

I do it occasionally, but I wouldn't bitch about being caught breaking the law.

I live in Knoxville and my girlfriend ran a red light and got her picture taken. She'd never had a ticket before and was really stressed out about it. Then it came in the mail and she noticed the part about not being enforceable and I've never seen someone throw something away so fast lol

In California cities are not allowed to set their own speed limits

On highways, of which they don't have jurisdiction. CalTrans has that authority.

Cities set speed limits on their local roads all the time.

In California cities are not allowed to set their own speed limits and speed cameras are illegal.

Thats hilarious. I have a friend who was getting hounded by the collection calls from them. He finally took the call one day. They go through their best efforts. He asks "so this doesnt go on my credit?". No. "So this doesnt go on my license?" No sir. "This wont effect my insurance?" No sir, not at all. We cant take any action regarding any of that. "So you are just hoping ill pay this right?" Yes sir. .....click

Who would have guessed that this power struggle happening in a small Ohio town would make such compelling radio?