Drivers through New Miami may have noticed an unmanned vehicle snapping their picture. The vehicle is clocking their speed, but it isn’t tagging people for tickets — yet.
The village is testing a new speed-enforcement vehicle. The new vehicle, which would require an officer be stationed wherever it is positioned, could replace hand-held speed cameras police have been using but that have not proven reliable, Village Solicitor Dennis Adams told the Journal-News.
The tiny, cash strapped village is still clenched in litigation with about 3,300 speeders over the original pole-mounted speed cameras that were deemed unconstitutional in 2014. A judge has ruled the village must repay the speeders an estimated $3.2 million.