The program will begin Dec. 28, with a 30-day warning period. Citations issued during this period will not include a fine, but rather serve as notice that the program is underway.
Police Chief Dan Gilbert said officers will also use the warning period as time to train using the equipment.
Beginning Feb. 1, New Miami will begin issuing citations under the program. Individuals who receive a citation under the new program will have 30 days to pay the fine by mail, Internet or by phone, or request an administrative hearing to contest the citation.
Unless contested, failure to pay the violation will result in the citations to be sent to collections. Registered owners of the violating vehicles may attend an administrative hearing as authorized by Ohio law to contest the charge.
Programs of this kind are being implemented in multiple cities throughout the nation. Studies from the National Highway Safety Administration and the Governor’s Highway Safety Association consistently show that programs of this nature reduce the number of crashes, injuries, fatalities, and crime.