Dayton makes plans to bring back red light and speed cameras

FILE (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

DAYTON, OH (WDTN) – The Dayton City Commissioners on Wednesday heard about a program to return red light and speed cameras to the city.

Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein said in the meeting since the cameras were shut off crashes have gone up 40 percent and traffic deaths have risen 45 percent across the city.

Dayton Police described the program in the meeting saying they plan to install five fixed red light and five fixed speed cameras at various locations. The locations chosen are based on crash data and rank among the top 25 areas for crash incidents.

The Dayton Police Department will also use a number of handheld and trailer mounted devices that will be deployed around the city based on police officers’ observation and community complaints about speed.

The new program is in full compliance with Ohio state law. DPD said the program includes a review process that removes a fee that had previously been charged before any hearing would be held. Fines for traffic violations remain the same.

Mayor Whaley said in the meeting that speeding in the city along thoroughfares and in the neighborhoods continues to be one of the top three items residents complain about.

The locations of the cameras will be placed here:

  • West Third Steet and James H McGee Boulevard
  • Linden Avenue and Smithville Road
  • North Gettysburg Avenue near Fairbanks Avenue
  • North Main Street near Siebenthaler Avenue
  • Keowee  Street between Third and Fifth Streets

Whaley also reminded Commissioners in the meeting the City is still suing the State of Ohio over the camera issue, claiming the State violated home-rule authority of the City. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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