TheNewspaper.com Roundup: February 13, 2017

In this week’s TheNewspaper.com Roundup!

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Ohio Town Ordered To Repay Every Speed Camera Ticket Issued
New Miami, Ohio broke the law, it was caught, and now it will have to repay $3,066,523 worth of tickets. That was the judgment rendered Wednesday by Butler County Court of Common Pleas Judge Michael A. Oster Jr.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Fremont, California Caught Shortening Yellow Times
Short yellow times meant big cash for the city of Fremont, California. Merely by shaving 0.7 seconds from the yellow light timing at a pair of intersections one year ago, the city’s private ticketing vendor, Redflex Traffic Systems, was able to generate nearly $200,000 a month in extra citations over the course of nine months. The Highwayrobbery.net website uncovered the evidence during a routine review of red-light camera program records.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
France, Germany: Cameras Burned, Bashed
In Le Mottier, France, vigilantes used burning tires to eliminate the speed camera on the RD1085 on Thursday, according to Le Dauphine. At around the same time in Bedarieux, vigilantes torched the recently installed speed camera on the D909, Midi Libre reported.

Monday, February 6, 2017
Illinois: Redflex Fined $20 Million Fine In Chicago Bribery Scandal
Redflex Traffic Systems on Sunday announced it had settled the bribery lawsuit with the city of Chicago, Illinois. The Australian red-light camera provider dropped the news that it would pay the Windy City $20 million in a news release sent out a few hours before the Super Bowl kickoff, minimizing coverage in the North American market where Redflex continues to struggle financially.

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