How does a small town, in Ohio, with only 2,000 residents fork out 6,600 speeding tickets in just one month?
Speed cameras were being used to catch the swift-traveling vehicles until Judge Robert Ruehlman ordered city officials of Elmwood Place to “stop it with the speeding tickets.” The town will appeal the judge’s ruling.
While many have criticized the effectiveness and efficiency of speed cameras, Ruehlman is the first public official to call these devices an outright scam.
The attorney for the plaintiffs, Mike Allen, however, told the Columbus Dispatch: "This is the first time that a judge has said 'enough is enough'. I think this nationally is a turning point."