Summercat: Actually, from the sounds of it, it looks like people were blowing past this town at unsafe speeds. That 25 MPH speed limit might be BS... but at the same time...
lack of warmth: I wouldn't go with a big sign, just a small sign below all the village limit signs. It lets them know speed cameras are around, but they will have to learn the hard way where they are. I don't really have sympathy for the drivers caught. Yes, enforcement was spotty or not existent but since when is that an excuse. I have been hearing from family in NC that the cops have finally decided to enforce speed limits. Evidently everyone wasn't aware any of the roads in NC had a speed limit. The learning curve can be rough if you are thick headed and heavy footed.
jayphat: You two should really do a little research into exactly where this camera is, and how the speed limit just appears right out of nowhere. And I mean, no logical person would guess that it all the sudden becomes 25 and you have zero reaction time.
ongbok: I don't know about the situation here, but my friend owns a construction equipment rental place that is on the corner of a major street that has a red light camera on it. One day he was telling me about how many people get tickets there, so I watched the camera for about 15 or 20 minutes. In that time I saw atleast 15 people get flashed by the camera for running the light, not stopping behind the white line and not coming to a complete stop behind the white line before making a right turn. And the crazy thing is there is a huge sign saying that the intersection is photo enforced, saying to stop behind the white line and to come to a complete stop behind the white line before baking a right turn. If you get a ticket there it is your own fault.
randomjsa: This actually seems like a case of a lot of people feeling like they are entitled to continue breaking the speed limits as opposed to some evil traffic camera story.
lack of warmth: jayphat: DigitalCoffee: jayphat: OgreMagi: You seem to have missed the point. The speed limit in places will drop from 50 to 25 without warning and the camera is just a few yards past the only speed limit sign. At night you would have to defy the laws of physics to slow down quick enough.This is what is happening here. A merge from the interstate onto this road. So you're doing 65 down the exit ramp, then all the sudden 25.A merge from what interstate to what road? I'm looking at google earth and all I see in the area is 75. There are few interchanges near that town, and the ones there all seem to end in traffic lights. This means that you not only need to go from 65 to 25 (or whatever the speeds are) but may also need to go to zero and stop. And, if these exit ramps are typical of the ones I have seen in numerous states, they have their own speed limit sign (typically in the 35 MPH to 45 MPH range).From the last article, it is 75. And Ohio has no such signage unless there is a dramatic turn on the ramp that requires a lower speed for a safe turn..http://goo.gl/maps/Hz8F0Here is the exit ramp. See the Church of God? 200 feet before that is the speed limit sign. 50 feet before that is the end of the exit ramp. Unless you are 100% familiar with the area, you will have zero chance of slowing in time without defying the laws of physics.You should upgrade to a car with brakes. I hope you do know the speed limit for the expressway is no longer in affect once you hit the exit ramp. You shouldn't still be going 65 or 70 anyway. Exit ramps are for slowing down for local speed laws.I know a steep hill with a 55 limit as you start down it and drops to 35 half way down with a deputy sheriff who loves to sit there all day. Yes brakes are required to not get a ticket. I have never gotten a ticket on that road.
Yogimus: Man On Pink Corner: johnMTS: Lotta butthurt by people who can't just slowdown and pay attention. OK, the speed limit is now 5 MPH. Are you going to "slowdown and pay attention"?... what point are your trying to get at here
GilRuiz1: What's the point of laws if everybody complains when they are enforced? Change the law or get rid of it, if everybody's going to be unhappy when you enforce it.
Lsherm: I've driven through there. The problem is that you need to cut up Vine street to get to the 75 on ramp. Before the village, Vine cuts through an abandoned industrial wasteland and looks like this:[img694.imageshack.us image 800x685]The speed limit is 35, but it drops to 25 immediately when you reach the village boundary. Through the village, Vine looks like this:[img832.imageshack.us image 850x881]There's street parking and it's crowded, so the 25 mph makes sense. But they were all douchey about how they went about installing the camera, so instead of fixing their problem, they just made everything worse.
Mokmo: BarkingUnicorn: Link's farked for me. "Bad request." Is this Elmwood Place, where a judge ordered all the cameras seized by the Sheriff's department?http://news.yahoo.com/judge-finds-ohio-village-contempt-155450291.ht mlYes it is. Ohio seems to have a lot of these little places that would otherwise be patrolled by county sheriff... I remember another village in Ohio, was it Rome ? Where cops were only doing speed enforcement and municipal courts were a joke. Some laws were made against this...
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