TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - The city of Toledo will be activating 9 new photo enforcement cameras June 30 at 11:59 p.m.
Testing of the cameras has already been taking place this week and final speed certifications are taking place Friday.
Once activated, drivers can expect citations if they run a red light or are speeding.
These are the camera locations and types:
Police said the locations were selected because of numerous complaints, along with a number of red light and speeding violations.
"Even if up to this point we haven't had that many accidents related in those areas, when we do have an accident and if you increase the speed, the chances of injury or, you know, a more severe accident are gonna be greater," said Lt. Jeff Sulewski.
Two speed cameras that will be located on Anthony Wayne Trail between South Avenue and the Toledo Zoo entrance are still in the construction phase. They are tentatively scheduled for activation in late July.
These latest cameras bring the total number of red light and speeding cameras in the city up to 44, which Sulewski said have shown mixed results.
"The general trend was downward. I want to say most of the intersections averaged about a 10 percent decrease in accidents, but it seems in the last couple of years, we've seen our violations going up, which is a little bit surprising," said Sulewski.
While they are hoping this will make the area they live in safer, residents also admit they will have to slow down.
"I am very cautious now about how I go. I know I have a tendency to speed myself. I don't want to be a hypocrite or anything. This will make me leave for work with the amount of time to get to work on time," said Sarah Bell who lives near the new cameras.
For drivers who run a red light or speed past a camera, the recording will go to the company and Toledo Police Department to verify. If they do, drivers can expect a citation in the mail.
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