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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-07 05:50:23 PM  
If you feel the need for speed, better steer clear of this Cincinnati-area village.

I do make some effort to steer clear of places that use ticket cameras. I've banned all of Ohio (except the Interstates) without trying to keep track of which cities have cameras. Likewise Iowa (including Interstates).
 
2013-03-07 08:18:33 PM  
If they're hurting for money, why don't they just cut taxes? Doesn't that help increase revenues?
 
2013-03-07 08:19:09 PM  
THAT is one of the safest places on Earth.
 
2013-03-07 08:19:25 PM  
Isn't that most small towns with 2 main intersections?
 
2013-03-07 08:51:39 PM  
*waits patiently for EA's Need for Speed: Elmwood Place*
 
2013-03-07 09:10:22 PM  
Oh this is bs. They are tagging people getting off and interstate for going 2 miles over, i think 20 mph. They also have a 2 week delay in sending them out so when they set them up a lot of people got like 5 in the mail on the same day.
 
2013-03-07 09:21:57 PM  
Yeah, I just got back from a trip to Cincinatti and I'm paranoid that I got some kind of ticket. I stuck to the interstates and kept to speed limits, but there are a LOT of hills and putting a camera on a downhill slope is pretty easy and a nice cash cow.

/Kind of tempted to wipe my ass with a ticket before paying it
 
2013-03-07 09:26:40 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Yeah, I just got back from a trip to Cincinatti and I'm paranoid that I got some kind of ticket. I stuck to the interstates and kept to speed limits, but there are a LOT of hills and putting a camera on a downhill slope is pretty easy and a nice cash cow.

/Kind of tempted to wipe my ass with a ticket before paying it


Outside of this one shiat hole village there arent any speed cameras in cinci that i know of.
 
2013-03-07 09:29:07 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Yeah, I just got back from a trip to Cincinatti and I'm paranoid that I got some kind of ticket. I stuck to the interstates and kept to speed limits, but there are a LOT of hills and putting a camera on a downhill slope is pretty easy and a nice cash cow.

/Kind of tempted to wipe my ass with a ticket before paying it


I'm pretty sure you'd be charged with an act of terror against a LEO if you did that.
 
2013-03-07 09:36:22 PM  
FTA: Police Chief William Peskin said when he joined the force in 1998, there were nine full-time officers. Now, he said, he is the only one, with auxiliary officers helping

Jeebus, a small town with a 2200 population had 9 full time officers? What for?
 
2013-03-07 09:40:24 PM  

whyRpeoplesostupid: FTA: Police Chief William Peskin said when he joined the force in 1998, there were nine full-time officers. Now, he said, he is the only one, with auxiliary officers helping

Jeebus, a small town with a 2200 population had 9 full time officers? What for?


They ran a 24/7 speed trap on their mile long piece of the interstate for a long time.
 
2013-03-07 09:42:27 PM  

SirVagTheTighty: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Yeah, I just got back from a trip to Cincinatti and I'm paranoid that I got some kind of ticket. I stuck to the interstates and kept to speed limits, but there are a LOT of hills and putting a camera on a downhill slope is pretty easy and a nice cash cow.

/Kind of tempted to wipe my ass with a ticket before paying it

Outside of this one shiat hole village there arent any speed cameras in cinci that i know of.


I saw at least 4 on 71 North (had some business in Louisville and came in that way, left on Hwy 50 West). Keep to the right lane and don't push things became the M.O. for the trip.
 
2013-03-07 09:46:22 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: SirVagTheTighty: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Yeah, I just got back from a trip to Cincinatti and I'm paranoid that I got some kind of ticket. I stuck to the interstates and kept to speed limits, but there are a LOT of hills and putting a camera on a downhill slope is pretty easy and a nice cash cow.

/Kind of tempted to wipe my ass with a ticket before paying it

Outside of this one shiat hole village there arent any speed cameras in cinci that i know of.

I saw at least 4 on 71 North (had some business in Louisville and came in that way, left on Hwy 50 West). Keep to the right lane and don't push things became the M.O. for the trip.


I think those are traffic cameras. I drive 71 daily around 50. Ive never gotten one or heard anyone else getting one, i think people would flip out if one popped up.

Dont speed on 71 though they do other shiat. They have lines painted on the side and will clock you from an airplane then radio down to cops to pull you over.
 
2013-03-07 10:16:29 PM  
They're from Ohio, so who really cares?
 
2013-03-07 10:17:10 PM  

SirVagTheTighty: whyRpeoplesostupid: FTA: Police Chief William Peskin said when he joined the force in 1998, there were nine full-time officers. Now, he said, he is the only one, with auxiliary officers helping

Jeebus, a small town with a 2200 population had 9 full time officers? What for?

They ran a 24/7 speed trap on their mile long piece of the interstate for a long time.


That was Linndale, no?
 
2013-03-07 10:17:46 PM  
Great success!
 
2013-03-07 10:18:09 PM  
Man, some people will collect anything.
 
2013-03-07 10:19:28 PM  
Ever since I learned of New Rome, Ohio (so bad the FBI shut it down and the Supreme Court of Ohio dissolved it) and I got a speeding ticket at a random section of highway that dropped to 55, I've assumed all Ohio towns rely on commuters for a tax base. Especially as out of towners are speeding to get the fark out of Ohio
 
2013-03-07 10:20:13 PM  
Get ready for nobody to come to your town and spend any money.
 
2013-03-07 10:20:18 PM  

nytmare: SirVagTheTighty: whyRpeoplesostupid: FTA: Police Chief William Peskin said when he joined the force in 1998, there were nine full-time officers. Now, he said, he is the only one, with auxiliary officers helping

Jeebus, a small town with a 2200 population had 9 full time officers? What for?

They ran a 24/7 speed trap on their mile long piece of the interstate for a long time.

That was Linndale, no?


Think it was them and arlington heights
 
2013-03-07 10:24:05 PM  
I dont know why I laughed but I did...

"THE CHURCH CLAIMS THE CAMERAS HAVE SCARED OFF THE VIETNAMESE!"

/lol again
 
2013-03-07 10:25:33 PM  

Begoggle: Get ready for nobody to come to your town and spend any money.


Pretty much what is happening. All the residents and business owners there are pissed. No one wants this but a few council people. Seeing as how they are paying off a half mil plus iirc to some out of state company i am pretty much just waiting for it to turn up that the mayors brother in law or something works for them. I had a potential client there and turned them down. I am all for obeying the speed limit but screw these gotcha game traps.
 
2013-03-07 10:27:19 PM  
America is a prison funded by the people.
 
2013-03-07 10:27:51 PM  
Traffic cameras don't move...  You'd think they'd learn to slow the fark down past the cameras after the first thousand tickets.
 
2013-03-07 10:29:54 PM  
Since we already had this thread...

and I can tell you WAY too much about the Elmwood police department, but I am not going to, because I am going out to the club tonight here in Cincy to drink... Y'all can please just reference thread http://www.fark.com/comments/7603980/Got-a-speeding-ticket-from-a-spe e d-camera-Heres-why-you-should-always-show-up-for-court-plead-guilty#ne w

I think I have about 10% of the posts in that thread... and copying them all over here would be spamming I think, and there is rum to drink, corsets to lace, and pretty girls to dance with.. So... I will check this thread when I get back.

/No, I am not driving.
 
2013-03-07 10:32:53 PM  
Police say as many as 18,000 vehicles a day pass through the one-third-square-mile village, many of them on their way to an Interstate 75 ramp.

Police Chief William Peskin said when he joined the force in 1998, there were nine full-time officers. Now, he said, he is the only one, with auxiliary officers helping.

Something isn't right about these two things.
 
2013-03-07 10:35:20 PM  

Nofun: Traffic cameras don't move...  You'd think they'd learn to slow the fark down past the cameras after the first thousand tickets.


No one goes there now, thats why the tickets have dropped way down.

The bulk of what they made was in the first few weeks since they nailed people multiple times. There has been a lot of articles about this locally. One lady got 4 tickets the same day in the mail at 100 plus a piece for like 22, 23, 22, 24 in a 20 mph zone over a two week period. Most peoples speedometers arent even that accurate. This had shiat to do with safety.
 
2013-03-07 10:37:42 PM  
Look on the bright side... at least the cameras can't give you snappy attitude and judge you by the color of your skin or how long your hair is.
 
2013-03-07 10:37:50 PM  

JerkyMeat: America is a prison funded by the people.


Sayyyyy what?
 
2013-03-07 10:38:26 PM  
WELCOME TO OHIO

HAHA YOU GOT A TICKET IN OHIO
 
2013-03-07 10:39:25 PM  

ZAZ: If you feel the need for speed, better steer clear of this Cincinnati-area village.

I do make some effort to steer clear of places that use ticket cameras. I've banned all of Ohio (except the Interstates) without trying to keep track of which cities have cameras. Likewise Iowa (including Interstates).


You could always stop speeding.
 
2013-03-07 10:40:38 PM  
just saw on the news (Cincinnati - fox19) that a judge has ruled the cameras to be taken down permanently.  The power of Fark?
 
2013-03-07 10:41:52 PM  
That headline hurt to read for some reason.
 
2013-03-07 10:42:36 PM  

Donnchadha: If they're hurting for money, why don't they just cut taxes? Doesn't that help increase revenues?


Politicians don't need to believe their own BS, they only need their constituents to believe it.
 
2013-03-07 10:42:47 PM  
One thing though.... its not a ticket. Its a fine.

No points, it doesn't go on your license, and the police are not really involved at all. Pure money grab.
 
2013-03-07 10:43:07 PM  
 
2013-03-07 10:44:37 PM  

Ed Willy: Ever since I learned of New Rome, Ohio (so bad the FBI shut it down and the Supreme Court of Ohio dissolved it) and I got a speeding ticket at a random section of highway that dropped to 55, I've assumed all Ohio towns rely on commuters for a tax base. Especially as out of towners are speeding to get the fark out of Ohio


Yeah, saw this and immediately thought it must be New New Rome, Ohio.
 
2013-03-07 10:46:31 PM  

SirVagTheTighty: Oh this is bs. They are tagging people getting off and interstate for going 2 miles over, i think 20 mph. They also have a 2 week delay in sending them out so when they set them up a lot of people got like 5 in the mail on the same day.


Yeah I'd like to hear what the actual speed is that triggers the fines. Most places I have been in NY, even small towns, will usually be ok with ~5 over if not 8-10. During my internship we were only pulling over people who went 15 or more over.

/avoids OH like the plague
 
2013-03-07 10:47:11 PM  

Donnchadha: If they're hurting for money, why don't they just cut taxes? Doesn't that help increase revenues?


sometimes
 
2013-03-07 10:47:31 PM  
Huzzah for Michigan for banning these stupid things.
FU Jerry for vetoing my current state's ban.
 
2013-03-07 10:47:49 PM  

red5ish: Police say as many as 18,000 vehicles a day pass through the one-third-square-mile village, many of them on their way to an Interstate 75 ramp.

Police Chief William Peskin said when he joined the force in 1998, there were nine full-time officers. Now, he said, he is the only one, with auxiliary officers helping.

Something isn't right about these two things.

That's about right. You need 5 officers just to have 1 person on duty 24/7. Throw in a supervisor, a detective, the chief and maybe 1 more officer to cover vacations, holidays, officers out sick, in court, etc.... They may have had an officer or two in a traffic unit that could have been supplemented by a state or federal grant. Or a drug interdiction officer/unit. Perhaps even a school resource officer.

I am not saying the cameras are right or wrong. With that much traffic thru the town, it is prudent to have
the officers.

Their behavior is an entirely different discussion.
 
2013-03-07 10:47:54 PM  
Problem, meet solution:

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Just make sure you wear a ski mask when doing it.

This can also do wonders for speed cameras:

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2013-03-07 10:48:08 PM  
Wait for it, Drew Carey will blow through there just so he can have a new joke for his act.

An old DC joke: Now that I have money, I have gotten a speeding ticket in the rain just so when the officer got to my door and asked if I knew how fast I was going, I could ask him if he knows why he had to pull me over. (something to that affect)

/I don't know why I remember it
 
2013-03-07 10:51:41 PM  
I think the cameras are bullshiat, and should be illegal.

That said, don't speed, you morons.

/cue the "I can handle faster speeds" crowd. No, you can't. You think you can, but you can't.  Your driving skills don't trump the laws of physics.
 
2013-03-07 10:51:53 PM  

ladyfortuna: SirVagTheTighty: Oh this is bs. They are tagging people getting off and interstate for going 2 miles over, i think 20 mph. They also have a 2 week delay in sending them out so when they set them up a lot of people got like 5 in the mail on the same day.

Yeah I'd like to hear what the actual speed is that triggers the fines. Most places I have been in NY, even small towns, will usually be ok with ~5 over if not 8-10. During my internship we were only pulling over people who went 15 or more over.

/avoids OH like the plague


When this first happened they showed people and their tickets on the news at 2 miles over. I wasnt being sarcastic. I dont know the threshold but 1 or 2 mph is bs.
 
2013-03-07 10:52:43 PM  
They did away with these evil things in and around Raleigh, NC after someone pointed out that the city wasn't reviewing the images before the tickets went out like they were supposed to.  The cost of doing that suddenly made the whole thing a lot less attractive financially.
 
2013-03-07 10:53:52 PM  
www.modestoradiomuseum.org
 
2013-03-07 10:54:45 PM  

JosephFinn: You could always stop speeding.


You could always stop trolling.
 
2013-03-07 10:54:54 PM  

Ed Willy: Ever since I learned of New Rome, Ohio (so bad the FBI shut it down and the Supreme Court of Ohio dissolved it) and I got a speeding ticket at a random section of highway that dropped to 55, I've assumed all Ohio towns rely on commuters for a tax base. Especially as out of towners are speeding to get the fark out of Ohio


Came for New Rome, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-03-07 10:57:39 PM  
It's time we took everybody involved, from the politicians who are proposing speed cameras down to the assembly line workers who assemble them, and put them up against a wall (after fair trials and convictions, of course).
 
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