Traffic Camera Tickets Down; Chester Avenue Tops Citations

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Clevelanders are either 1) Driving slower in general because of traffic cameras in various areas of the city, or 2) Driving slower at the spots where they know traffic cameras are located. One of the two is definitely true — we're going with the latter for obvious reasons — because violations fell for the third straight year, dropping 11% from 94,305 to 83,588 according to the PD.

Chester Avenue, the former International Speedway of the Near East Side, remains the thoroughfare with where most citations were given. The camera at Chester and E. 71st St. clicked the most times in 2010, resulting in 8,612 citations. Second and third place also went to cameras on Chester, which perhaps means you need a reminder that there are cameras at Chester and Euclid, Chester between 40th and 55th, and Chester and E. 71st. There, stop speeding in those spots. (Here's a list if you want to go over all the locations.)

Some fun facts from the PD report, which cites an ACS Public Safety Solutions study:

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