This February marks the 100th anniversary of an Ohio State tradition. Since 1915, the chimes have been part of University life, housed in one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. WOSU’s Tom Rieland has this profile on the Chimes of Orton Hall…
Red-Light Cameras Become Big Money Maker For Columbus
Red-light cameras are proving to be a money-maker for the city of Columbus.
A record number of citations issued to red-light runners brought in $2.1 million last year – more than the previous two years combined. Red-light fines totaled about $1.1 million in 2011.
The city has added 20 cameras at intersections over the past two years, and now has a total of 38.
The city says the red-light cameras are not about making money, but about improving safety at some of the most dangerous intersections.
The city says crashes at the first 18 intersections to get cameras have dropped by more than 75 percent each year between 2008 and 2011.
Red-light and speed cameras are used in more than 500 U.S. municipalities.