It’s not often that we hear of people being refunded for breaking the law, but that’s what is happening in Toledo, Ohio. In actuality, many of these people didn’t break the law, but were accused of doing so. Here’s what happened.
Over 100 people have received speeding tickets generated from hand held speed cameras in South Toledo. An officer was using the camera near a school zone, but pointing it outside of the zone. As a result, 115 people received tickets in 53 minutes, and that was just on a single morning. Even more drivers have been ticketed in the same area on different days.
The chief of police has said that the signage in certain school zones is not worded appropriately, and people don’t necessarily know when they should be slowing down. As a result, the city will be refunding the fines already paid and voiding the citations that have not been paid. The city will be reviewing the signage at all school zones to be sure that motorists are clear on when they should be applying their brakes.
A councilman is one of the first people that approached the chief of police with a complaint about his ticket. He is being accused by some of using his position in the city to attempt to have the chief take care of his ticket. The councilman denies this, stating that he assumed other drivers in the same situation would receive the same consideration.
If you have received a speeding ticket in New York and don’t believe it should be valid, please reach out to our team. We will review the details and advise you of your legal options.