Ohio city tows cars for multiple red-light tickets

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities in Dayton certainly have gotten the attention of motorists who weren't paying tickets generated from traffic cameras.

The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/KJETY8 ) there has been a flood of complaints to City Hall about a crackdown that began last month in which vehicles are being towed if owners have two or more unpaid red-light citations. The city has been trying to reduce the millions of dollars owed for unpaid citations.

Dayton officials say about $566,000 in camera-generated tickets were paid last month. The city will reap about $370,000. That's more than twice its previous one-month high. The rest of the money goes to the company that owns and operates the cameras.

At least one Dayton law firm says it is researching possible legal action on behalf of drivers.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com