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City of Hamilton to vote on speed camera

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HAMILTON, Ohio - Officials for the city of Hamilton will decide this week whether they want to keep their controversial speed camera.


A year ago, the camera mounted on a parked truck began taking pictures of drivers going too fast, by capturing a picture of the driver's license plate.

According to Police Chief Neil Ferderlman, Hamilton isn't the only city in Ohio using this tactic. Toledo is using something similar as well. Chief Ferdelman says it is effective in slowing drivers down.

The camera is only used 20 hours a week in school zones and city parks.

"From 2010 to now, fines from the camera have brought in a little over a $108,000 to the city," said Debbie Hymer, treasurer of Hamilton.

Until the vote, it will remain on the streets tracking speeders.

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