The Plain Dealer recently ran a story about those new traffic cameras implemented by the city to curb speeding and running red lights. The cameras are fixed on top of traffic lights and automatically take photographs of cars that are being driven at excessive speeds and when someone passes through an intersection when there is a red light. The article mentioned that the city has acculated over $230,000 in fines in one month.
I got nipped by the cameras for speeding on Chester Ave, as I was rushing home from the airport in order to catch the kickoff of the OSU-ND Fiesta Bowl. (I went to Chicago for New Years)
A week later, I received my ticket. For me, there is no reason to fight it, because I was speeding....but my problem is that they only photograph the car, and unlike other cities, there is no photo of the driver. That means anytime you loan your car to someone, they could get one of these tickets, leaving you responsible, putting points on your license, and raising insurance premiums.
Complete bullshit if you ask me.