Group urging people to shut down Brice speed trap
BRICE, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- It's a tiny village in southeastern Franklin County that's long been known as a speed trap. Some people call it 'policing for profit.'
Now, a local citizens group is urging people to write letters to state legislators, urging them to shut down the Village of Brice.
Diana Bunting, who represents Greater South East Communities United, said the practice of nabbing drivers with hidden speed cameras needs to stop.
"This is a poor area, and these people can't afford these tickets like they're doing," said Bunting. "We also want people to write to Brice Christian Academy, and tell them it's not a welcoming sight for them sitting there with their speed camera," she said.
Bunting said she's seen the camera along Brice Road with the officers typically parked a few yards away in the church's parking lot. She also said it's a safety hazard for parents getting kids in and out of the adjacent school parking lot.
Brice Christian Academy Head of School Margaret McCoy said she hasn't heard many complaints.
"I know a lot of the parents are very careful how fast they go down Brice Road," she said. "I feel like it's a security thing for us (and) we don't have to pay for it," said McCoy.