Richmond Heights is getting the pitch on speed cameras. Noting has been decided, proposed or even debated at this point, but the idea was floated before the city council by B&W Sensors, the company that makes speed cameras.
This certainly isn't a big surprise. Red light cameras have caught on throughout the area so it is logical that cities would start looking at cracking down on speeders with cameras.
The company says it's safer, and effective at slowing down drivers. They also say it's for drivers who go 12 or 15 miles over the limit and not for those who are 4 miles over the limit.
Opponents make the similar argument about red light cameras. They say it smacks of big brother and is a revenue machine for government as well as the company that installed them.