How does this new money maker improve the public safety? Speeders aren't stopped, drunks aren't taken off the road, the unlicensed and uninsured aren't removed from the roadway and the program doesn't even work during the wee hours when most accidents occur. Drug traffickers can move about the city without fear of being stopped by this "camera-cop".Why do I not feel safer just because I'm being told I am?
October 5, 2015 at 10:43 a.m.
If the investigation supports the story this is a true miracle. However, there remains many questions yet unanswered. Let's wait for the facts to be in before we start the coronation. With 400 people searching for two days it seems a remote possibility that no one, no dogs, horseback searchers, planes or helicopters looked such a short distance from where she was last seen.Two days with no food water or shelter from the cold and wet would be a miracle survival story for sure. Unfortunatly the are other possible explanations that must be investigated. The most important thing is that she's alive and well and our prayers are answered
October 5, 2015 at 10:25 a.m.
Hey, with the "cash cow" the city has plenty of green to spread around including enough to pay the judge of "facts" his pound of flesh to keep the money coming.The comedy just keeps playing and the people just keep paying.The only fairness in this process is the judge's name.
October 2, 2015 at 8:59 a.m.
“We give more citations on the highways because the volume of traffic is so much more there,” Ross said. Seems like a "no brainer" to me.More money to be had on the highway.
September 26, 2015 at 9:03 a.m.
Great money maker for Hubbard Township as the officers never even have to go onto the Interstate to give tickets. They can just leave an officer on the overpass with a speed gun and mail out the tickets. Let the windfall begin.
September 24, 2015 at 8:55 a.m.
Congratulation on this sensible use of police resources to make out city a safer place. This seems to be something that could be increased with the addition of those off duty officers hiding in the bushes to catch a speeder that they never even check out for drugs or weapons or even if they even have a license or insurance.
September 23, 2015 at 9:42 a.m.
I'm not a speeder and I drive the INTERSTATE through Youngstown several time a day. I have noticed police officers hiding behind bridge abutments and on over passes behind the chain link fences. This whole sordid issue smacks of the small town marshal lurking behind a billboard with a hand held speed gun which he can manipulate at will to nab a speeding out of towner.The whole thing smells and profit does seem to be the motivation. If this streatch of road is so dangerous why haven't we seen any speed enforcement untill this camera scheme?
September 23, 2015 at 9:32 a.m.
As a veteran this seems like a worthwile project. However, as a scout many years ago the Eagle Scout project was something that required the labor and ingenuity of the scout with a much more reasonable budget.
September 23, 2015 at 9:12 a.m.
According to the most recent information from city officials the number of tickets is still going up. That is in contradiction to the chief's claims of number of speeders going down. Which is it?
September 20, 2015 at 7:57 a.m.
How can this be in the name of safety when the speeding driver is not pulled over and removed from the road at least temporarily? This getting a ticket in the mail a month later serves neither the driving public or the speeder at the time he is in violation. This system only serves the profiteers. Much is said about the warning period which was questionable at best. How about the out of town driver who comes into the city for the first time? Where are the warning signs such as "hidden camera enforcement" or more accurately "speed trap ahead"?
September 18, 2015 at 9:26 a.m.