New Miami, OH testing new technology to catch speeders

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.