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(ABC News)   Traffic cameras installed in village, and in first month, issue citations numbering more than triple the village's population. In other news, town budget problems solved   ( abcnews.go.com) divider line
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2013-06-30 01:48:15 AM  
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I give up.  Fark comments threads are now distinguishable from those on YouTube only by the number of words spelled correctly in each post.
2013-06-29 08:16:43 PM  
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The cameras in The Village aren't there to solve budget problems, they're for getting information.
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2013-06-29 06:33:20 PM  
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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:

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The speed limit is 35, but it drops to 25 immediately when you reach the village boundary.  Through the village, Vine looks like this:

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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.

From those pictures, it looks to me like this is a problem that could have been solved with rumble strips.  But that wouldn't be a good way to increase revenue.  It only improves safety.
2013-06-29 06:11:35 PM  
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I've got mixed feelings on this one. Obviously (just like every other place) they put the cameras in for revenue generation, but it also sounds like they had a genuine problem to tackle there.

But then... after a quick Google street view stroll through town, the main road that appears to be the only one that would have any through traffic on it that's subject to the 25mph speed limit is marked with a sign on one end that's attached to the highline pole where the sign is the same width as the pole, and the other is attached to some antique segmented pole waaaay higher up than mandated by DOT.

On a more personal note: The place is a complete rundown shiathole. Someone blowing through town at 130, crashing through the gas station and burning the whole town down would likely bring Ohio's collective property values up a few points. The seemingly low 25mph limit is actually pretty generous for the streets of that piss stain of a speedbump.
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