Weathersfield speed camera use underway Monday

Weathersfield Township police officers will begin using speed cameras.

WEATHERSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) – Weathersfield Township police officers were out during the day Monday, keeping an eye on how fast drivers were going.

They used new handheld speed cameras from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Frank Mastrangelo drives through Weathersfield often. He thinks the new cameras are a good idea.

“I don’t mind it at all. I mean, you should be going the speed limit,” he said. “It’s the same thing as them standing right there and tagging you and coming to get you.”

James Sause thinks using the cameras is a waste of taxpayers’ money.

“I think there are better things to do than just watch people drive by,” he said. “If you’re going to get somebody for speeding, pull them over. What happened to that?”

Sause says he hasn’t been stopped for speeding in six years.

“I haven’t slowed down, I just don’t get caught.”

If you aren’t as lucky as Sause and get caught speeding before December 22, you’ll only get a written warning in the mail. After that, police will mail you a ticket.

Mastrangelo doesn’t see the point of speeding.

“You don’t gain anything,” he said. “I let [other cars] go around me, that’s fine. Again, I see them at the rest stops. They only gain a minute or two, it’s not worth it.”

The township’s police department says officers will not use the cameras along I-80.

Even while they are in use, officers will continue to make traditional traffic stops.

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