ACTION NEEDED TO SUPPORT SAFE ROADS IN CLEVELAND
Tell Ohio State Representatives to VOTE NO on House Bill 69
Safety cameras are working to reduce crashes and injuries on roads in Cleveland and the surrounding communities. Despite this, legislation will be considered Tuesday, June 24 in the House Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee that would ban cameras statewide.
Bike Cleveland supports the continued use of safety cameras to make sure roadways and intersections in Cuyahoga County are safe for everyone who uses them, especially cyclists who are vulnerable at intersections and high-traffic areas.
Since they started using cameras in Columbus, the most dangerous t-bone crashes are down by 74% and rear end crashes are down by 25%. In Toledo, fatal red light running crashes are down 34% and total crashes are down 47% in Springfield. We don’t want to see what will happen if these cameras are shut down and drivers are no longer held accountable for putting themselves and others at risk.
Call your legislator TODAY and encourage them to VOTE NO on House Bill 69.
Who to Call:
Representative Bill Patmon, D-Cleveland
Representative Nicholas Celebrezze, D – Parma
Representative Rick Damschroder, R – Fremont
Chair, House Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee
What to Say:
Share your thoughts on why it’s important to discourage drivers from speeding and running red lights on the road we share and ask them to please VOTE NO on House Bill 69. For some thoughts here is Bike Cleveland’s position statement on the expansion of safety cameras in Cleveland.