While you were sleeping: 12,000 speeding tickets in 33 days and a rude awakening in Miami

While you were sleeping: 12,000 speeding tickets in 33 days and a rude awakening in Miami
While you were sleeping: 12,000 speeding tickets in 33 days and a rude awakening in Miami

Published on: March 1, 2018 | Last Updated: March 1, 2018 7:47 AM EST

In Quebec, a speeding ticket from a photo radar is issued in the name of the owner of the vehicle. It is then up to the owner to prove he or she was not driving the car at the time of the infraction. Peter McCabe / The Gazette

A Rhode Island city has issued more than 12,000 speeding tickets in the first 33 days of a new school-zone speed camera program. WPRI-TV reports 12,193 tickets were issued in Providence between Jan. 16 and Feb. 22 from five speed cameras. The tickets cost $95 each, for a total charge for violators of $1.15 million. Records show the city has received $370,000 as of Feb. 22.

 

Hedley goes on hiatus: Canadian band Hedley, which is facing mounting allegations of sexual misconduct, will be taking an “indefinitely hiatus” after its cross-country tour at the end of March. In a statement on Twitter late Wednesday, the Vancouver-based band said members unanimously decided on the hiatus to “work on our personal relationships and who we are as individuals.” The former MuchMusic darlings — fronted by Jacob Hoggard and including Dave Rosin, Tommy Mac and Jay Benison — have been under fire since sexual misconduct allegations began surfacing online two weeks ago, suggesting inappropriate encounters with young fans. In the fallout, the group has since been dropped by its management team, blacklisted by scores of radio stations and abandoned by musicians booked as tour openers.

Canadian Air Force chopper drops raft: The Canadian Forces is seeking answers after one of its helicopters dropped an inflatable life raft that smashed a hole in the roof of a home in Miami. The helicopter was on a training exercise in Florida on Wednesday and returning to a U.S. Coast Guard air station when the uninflated raft became detached. The raft crashed into a bedroom where a woman reportedly suffered minor injuries.

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