Garfield Heights Launches Mobile Spee...

Garfield Heights Launches Mobile Speed Cameras

There are 72 comments on the WJW Fox 8 Cleveland story from May 19, 2010, titled Garfield Heights Launches Mobile Speed Cameras. In it, WJW Fox 8 Cleveland reports that:

At first glance, the white SUV you may see throughout Garfield Heights, looks just like any other car parked along the side of the road.

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Average Joe

Brunswick, OH

#1 May 19, 2010
If I got a ticket I couldn't plead NOT GUILTY. This violates my sixth amendment right to confront my accuser in court.

This is a short-sighted revenue generator for Garfield Hts. In the short term the city will benefit from added ticket revenue. In the long term, people who don't live in garfield will avoid driving there, which will hurt local businesses. This in turn will cause businesses to close which will further reduce city revenue.
JCU Dave

Northfield, OH

#2 May 19, 2010
Red-Flex company out of Arizona... I change my stand on the AZ issue - BOYCOTT BOYCOTT!!!!!
And_Furthermore

Willard, OH

#3 May 19, 2010
We should make a website, tracking its location. Also, it is not illegal to park a car in front of it.

Remember, if taken to court, you want to know the exact location of the vehicle.
Because, they cannot leave an unmanned vehicle illegally parked, i.e. on the berm, on a private residence (without prior permission) or in a timed parking place.

I don't live there, but I sure will enjoy defeating this Communist regime in Garfield Heights.
Average Joe wrote:
If I got a ticket I couldn't plead NOT GUILTY. This violates my sixth amendment right to confront my accuser in court.
This is a short-sighted revenue generator for Garfield Hts. In the short term the city will benefit from added ticket revenue. In the long term, people who don't live in garfield will avoid driving there, which will hurt local businesses. This in turn will cause businesses to close which will further reduce city revenue.
zero

Sterling Heights, MI

#4 May 19, 2010
It wouldn't surprise me if it was stolen. After all, they are parking it in the safe city of Garfield Hts.
joe cabone

Avon Lake, OH

#5 May 20, 2010
you know at first I was like "speed trap" but after rading I feel like it might be a good thing... I notice myself speeding alot of times too and not realizing it... At least they are gonna give us a warning until June also which is kinda cool
joe cabbie

Avon Lake, OH

#6 May 20, 2010
someone should steal the bitch and drop it off in lake erie just a thought
Lord help us all

United States

#7 May 20, 2010
Someone will get a ticket and take to to the State courts because it is not posted and the courts will rule in favor of the driver. It is a speed trap.
At least a police car is noticable.
Cleveland has a sign posted before you come into the city that the traffic is monitored by vido cameras.
deerbuster

AOL

#8 May 20, 2010
Lord help us all wrote:
Someone will get a ticket and take to to the State courts because it is not posted and the courts will rule in favor of the driver. It is a speed trap.
At least a police car is noticable.
Cleveland has a sign posted before you come into the city that the traffic is monitored by vido cameras.
They already have it posted as you enter the city limit i saw it about two weeks ago
bob

Stow, OH

#9 May 20, 2010
Wow. I remember the old days where cops just pulled you over for speeding. So now you have to watch your surroundings for an SUV with cameras in it?! In Cleveland there are already squad cars with cameras in them. They just stay parked, clock you and then send you a ticket in the mail with a picture of the back end of your car.
Sean Harlow

Medina, OH

#10 May 20, 2010
If they want to reduce the number of speeders, do it properly and fix the broken speed limits. When most people are doing 10+ over the limit, it means the limit is set wrong, not that those breaking it are wrong.

20 and 25 MPH zones should be abolished entirely. They are simply too slow. 35 MPH minimum limit on 2 lane roads, 45 on 3-5 lanes city, 55 on country roads, and 75 minimum for divided highways. The number of 60 zones we have in the Cleveland area solely for ticket revenue and serve no purpose for safety.

I intend on finding this vehicle this weekend and following it around with some posterboard signs identifying it stuck to my car.
GlennGlenn

Villa Park, IL

#11 May 20, 2010
Get yourself a good enough detector and you can pick this up (assuming they are using Ka Band) to catch you!! Redline or V-1 will catch it.
Erica

Canton, OH

#12 May 20, 2010
I just moved here from AZ and I remember the local news station would post where the vans would be parked for the week. In my opinion, don't speed and you won't have a problem.
Anonymous

Berea, OH

#13 Jun 1, 2010


Does this mean we don't have to pay for our garbage, now that we don't need so many cops one or two can be let go, now, right? LOL! Betcha someone files a lawsuit against Garfield Hieghts, so maybe you should wait & see. We can ill afford a lawsuit,huh?
Boycotting Cleveland

Brunswick, OH

#14 Jul 2, 2010
I visited a relative in Cleveland last month. Apparently, I went through Garfield Heights on my way to my relative's home. Technically, I have no idea where Garfield Heights is. I just followed the route the GPS mapped. Today I got a "notice" stating I was going 45 in a 35 zone. The stretch of road had no speed signs. Not one. It didn't even have a name of the street posted. Now I'm being asked to pay the city $100.

I spent more than that in Cleveland purchasing gas, shopping, and eating out.

I'm used to dealing with speed cameras. They are always marked and the SPEED LIMIT IS POSTED. There are many stretches of road in Cleveland where no speed limit is posted. There are many stretches in Cleveland where there are no street signs. I've never seen anything like it for a so-called major city.

I will not be back, Cleveland. I'm also going to get an attorney to fight this. Don't expect me to guess the speed limit on your roads and then strong arm rob me when I guess wrong. Cleveland sucks.
VeryAngryinOH

Berea, OH

#15 Jul 7, 2010
Well I finally recieved two tickets in one day. I was so P O'd, I went out looking for the darn cameras and seen them located at the GH police station. They are the ford escapes all white, with the lights on top. One of them was a yellow smiley face thing and the other was white I guess it is used as the flash. Yeah I got pics of them too.....
drew from cleveland

Canton, OH

#16 Jul 8, 2010
i just received 2 tickets in the mail from 3 weeks ago. i love that the checks should be written to "garfield heights focus on safety program". how is letting me continue to speed going 35 in an industrial area with 25 mph limits and letting me rack up the fines focusing on safety and not purely a money generator??

one ticket for caught speeding, okay, my fault (even though the speed limit is too low on broadway ave) i will pay the $100 fine. but not pulling my over for it to teach me my lesson at the time and letting my continue to speed and rack up more fines on the same road is irritating. ive driven this road several more times in the past 3 weeks so now im just waiting for more tickets to arrive in the mail.

i work in the garfield heights area but believe me, i am now avoiding shopping, dining or even driving through the area just to avoid future incidents.
drew from cleveland

Canton, OH

#17 Jul 8, 2010
i just received 2 speed camera tickets in the mail from 3 weeks ago. i love that the checks should be made out to "garfield heights focus on safety program". how are you "focusing on safety" when you dont inform me at the time that i was speeding and let me continue to do so for 3 weeks?? this is purely a money generator.

okay, i understand i was caught going 35 in a 25 (even though this was on a 4-lane industrial road and should be 35mph) i should be ticketed, but to ticket me AGAIN on the same road right afterwards is irritating. if i was stopped immediately, this would have been a lesson learned and i would watch the speed limits more carefully and abide by them. in the last 3 weeks i have driven several times down this road so i am just waiting for more tickets to come in.

even though i work in the garfield heights area i will now avoid shopping and dining there in fear of racking up more tickets completely unaware.

good job earning more money for the city, im waiting to see the long term effects after you keep issuing more tickets and scare more people from driving in the area.

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#18 Jul 8, 2010
Now I have one more reason to avoid the city of Garfield Heights.
drew from cleveland

Canton, OH

#19 Jul 8, 2010
please delete double post - i received an error message after i posted the initial response.
From a person who knows

Brook Park, OH

#20 Jul 11, 2010
Better to get a speed camera ticket,than getting a 290 dollar ticket from an officer.No points on your license

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