dear city of cleveland,
i understand that traffic cameras are a great revenue builder for you - i get it. i have learned my lesson by getting nailed by 6 of your devil's cameras when i first moved to cleveland.
at that time, i didn't know where your cameras were located (lakewood, payne, shaker square, etc). i even got two in one week sent to my mom's house in canton. i gave you your money at $100 per ticket and didn't complain, too much.
over a year ago when i started working at my current company my daily drive down st clair ave seemed pretty easy until i got nabbed twice in one week by something called a MOBILE traffic camera.
i called you inquiring about where the speeding camera was located on st clair - i couldn't find it!. well one of your employees said that the camera is mounted on a camouflaged cop car's dashboard pointing into traffic.
so basically a cop sits on the side of the road in a disguised car and instead of the cop having to take the energy to pull a car over for speeding the cop can sit in his/her car, read a book and let the camera do the job.
no, that's not lazy at all.
and then, when they are feeling spicy they can move the car to another location to catch more drivers off guard when they open their mail and find a ticket.
st clair ave between e 13th and e 30th has officially become the devil's playground!
I HATE MOBILE TRAFFIC CAMERAS!! how is this crap legal?!? i mean seriously?!?
obviously i was angry when i got two of these mobile tickets from you a year ago but i took it as a loss and slowed down. but when i got a phone call from my mom the other day saying that i got another mobile ticket on st clair going 38 in a 25 - i lost it.
i don't believe the speed i was going for one second, i have been CRAWLING down that street everyday because of the MTC's. how do i fight something like this? i've given $800 to you (the city of cleveland) already and i don't want to give you another hundo. i shake my fist at you!
love your frustrated citizen,
p.s. if you ARE going to send me tickets at least you can send them to my right address which i have corrected numerous times with your records. at least then i don't have to get my mom AND my checking account yelling at me.
[no one is allowed to tell me to stop speeding!! i'm playing innocent here, i think these camera are rigged and illegal somehow!!]