Hubbard Twp. latest to adopt cameras to target speeders

Hubbard Twp. latest to adopt cameras to target speeders

HUBBARD, Ohio (WYTV) – Starting Wednesday, drivers who speed in Hubbard Township may get a fine in the mail, as local police are using cameras to track drivers’ speeds.

During a two week trial period over the summer, an officer using the license plate camera while patrolling a construction zone on Interstate 80 in Hubbard recorded 393 violations in three hours. Wednesday is the first day that the tickets come with a penalty, ranging from $99-159, and the fine is doubled if you’re caught speeding in a construction zone.

Officers are targeting state routes that run through Hubbard Twp. and Interstate 80.

“Those are obviously more heavily-traveled by vehicles and a higher risk for crash accidents because of the higher speed limits,” Hubbard Twp. Police Chief Todd Coonce said.

You can go 10 miles an hour over the speed limit, but expect to receive a ticket for speeds 11 m.p.h. and higher over the speed limit.

“We just want to get the word out to make sure people are aware we’re gonna be watching.  And with that i think it will stick in their mind that when they come thru a certain section., slow down,” said Coonce.

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