In an effort to generate revenue for the City of Toledo, law enforcement officers, as a result of newly enacted legislation, now have the authority to immobilize or tow vehicles that have two or more unpaid red light camera citations. This law went into effect on May 1, 2010. Anyone who has a vehicle that may be immobilized or towed as a result of this law is encouraged to contact the City to pay their outstanding fines. In fact, the first boot went on a car today as reported by 13ABC News.
Prior to the enactment of this legislation, the City was limited in its ability to collect these fines because the violations were civil proceedings, wherein bench warrants, license blocks and license forfeitures could not be used to force payment. The Bell Administration contends that $3.5 million in outstanding fines are owed to the City, and this legislation will speed up the collection process.
So what do you do if you find yourself in this situation? According to a Toledo Blade article today, you must contact Red Flex, the city’s camera vendor, at 877-847-2338. If you’re still not sure what to do, give us a call and let us see if we can help.