Elmwood Place, Ohio, Catches 20,000 People Speeding in 2 Weeks
That's ten times the number of people who actually live in the town
It's no surprise the village was right – but the sheer number of people in that town with a lead foot is surprising. In two weeks, the cameras caught 20,000 drivers speeding on one block.
The city has just 2,100 people living in its borders, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, which makes the traffic violations even more perplexing.
Local TV station Fox 19 interviewed Lisa Poe, a local resident who got six tickets for driving between 25 and 29 miles an hour in the school zone during school hours. She said she's facing $630 in fines, and might not be able to afford Christmas.
If she'd been pulled over by a police officer, rather than having her speed tracked by a camera, she said she would have learned to adjust her behavior during school hours.
"If it would have been a police officer, I would have only gotten one," she told Fox 19. "Cause I would have known better."
Read more at Fox 19's web site.
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