Akron City Council members are considering a request from the city for 10 new speed control guns.
The request was for $18,000 to buy the guns, which would be placed in cruisers so officers can monitor speed even while driving past a vehicle.
Ben Hier lives in Highland Square near Portage Path Community Learning Center, where an unmanned traffic camera is placed during the week. He says he’d prefer the presence of an actual police officer.
“If they had cops hitting radar, it would probably significantly drop the amount of speeding that does go on.”