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East Liverpool speed cam revenue funds police equipment

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In East Liverpool, speed cameras and the tickets being generated are putting the breaks on some speeding in the city. 

Deployment of these cameras has had a positive result, according to East Liverpool's police chief. 

After one free month, 2,300 tickets have been issued. 

"I know when I drove through town everyone is doing closer to the speed limit. It's definitely made a difference," said Chief John Lane. 

The city could receive its first check soon.

The money from speeders will be put back into law enforcement with the state's increasing mandates.

"We'll be able to use that money for training equipment. All the things that we need, it will definitely be a big help," said Chief Lane. 

Blue Line Solutions, which owns the equipment, pays for overtime officer's use to make roads safer.

Chief Lane says the results should be effective in school zones. 

The chief says the most effective way to put the breaks on receiving a ticket is to stop speeding. 

However, some East Liverpool residents aren't happy with the cameras.

"Well, they are slowing some people down, especially around schools, but becoming a speed trap city is not my thing," said resident William Gray.

Gray has not been caught on camera, but others who have will either pay up or follow instructions to have a hearing before a hearing officer, who is a retired Ohio Highway Patrolman.

On the back of the ticket, Blue Line Solutions explains how to contest a ticket.

The first hearing took place Monday night, with more to be scheduled in the future.

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