Just wanted to set up a thread for fellow Forum members around the metro-Cleveland area.
I'll try to add to this as best I can.
Just wanted to set up a thread for fellow Forum members around the metro-Cleveland area.
I'll try to add to this as best I can.
From the "Radar bands by town" thread (OP: kpatz) http://www.radardetector.net/viewtopic.php?t=5200 :arrow:
Ohio (thanks, bearcat, StlouisX50, Sethy, jtslmn720, and 4DRDUBBIN)
Adams County: Instant On X,Instant On K, Ultralite Hwy 32
Beavercreek: Laser, X
Brown County: Instant on X,Instant On K, Ultralite Hwy 32
Centerville: Laser, KA
Cincinnati: KA, K, Laser[Ultralyte]
Clearcreek: KA, X, K, Laser
Clermont County: Instant On Ka, Instant on X, Instant on K, PL III, Ultralite Hwy 32
Cleveland - Beachwood Township: Ka constant
Cleveland - Highland Hills: Ka C/O, K C/O and I/O, Laser (@ TriC campus--Richmond & Harvard)
Cleveland - Lindale Township (off I-71): Ka constant [Big speed trap along I-71, shut down to PSL for this little stretch.]
Cleveland - Orange Township: Ka C/O and I/O (35.5, 34.7, and 33.8), Laser; note that they'll typically have a K-band drone out for appx. one to two weeks before they selectively enforce that same stretch of roadway
Cleveland - Shaker Heights: Ka, K C/O & I/O, Laser (LTI 20/20, possibly UL), please add "K I/O" to current threat list.
Cleveland - Warrensville Heights: Ka
Cleveland - Woodmere Village: Ka constant [All of Woodmere Village is a speed-trap, just shut it down to PSL.]
Cleveland (city): K, Ka, Laser
Cleveland Heights: K CO, Ka IO, (possible) POP [All of Cleveland Heights is a speed-trap, just shut it down to PSL.]
Dayton: K, KA, X
Fairborn: X, KA
Fairview Park: Laser [See North Olmstead entry below.]
Grandview Heights: Laser [PLIII, LTI]
Hamlton: K, KA
Miamisburg: K, KA
Moreland Hills: Laser
North Olmstead: Laser [Recommend shutting down to PSL on I-480 near Grayton underpass.]
Parma - Ka-constant
Richfield/Bath: K, Ka (BEE III, possible POP), Laser [Stalker]
Springboro: K, KA
Washington Township: Laser
Williams County: Laser
Winchester: As soon as you hit the boarder of Adams they use Instant On K from a small town on 32 Hwy
PLEASE SEE POST FOLLOWING sethy's "Laser list" FOR MORE SPECIFIC CLEVELAND AND METRO-EAST SUBURB TRAP/INFO.
Last edited by TSi+WRX; 09-05-2008 at 05:21 PM.
From sethy's "List of Laser Guns in what states" thread:
Note here that he listed the prevalence of the LIDAR hardware in-order (information is as of this posting date) :!:
Pro Laser III
UPDATED May 21, 2008
New trap location for Orange Township
North Park Blvd.
- Roxboro (east of the school's ballpark/track fence for concealment
- Fairfax Rd., just SE of the Coventry Rd. intersection (this one actually not infrequently sees the use of their sole previous-generation Ford Explorer, which is an anomaly in terms of its visual threat profile)
- Brook Rd., immediately SE of Coventry Rd., at Shaker Lakes Park (usually will sit well within park entrance Y for concealment
- Fairfax (typically enforcing west-bound traffic - may be upwards of two cruisers during peak enforcement periods)
- Median between Fairfax and Arlington intersections (especially under cover of darkness as the street-light coverage there is spotty, note that the cruiser may or may not have its parking lights engaged)
- N.Woodland/Stratford "Y" (typically enforcing east-bound traffic)
Cedar Rd. and Grandview (parking lot of Firestone Tires)
Edgehill/Overlook/Derbyshire - 3-Way Stop
- Targeted Enforcement Zone up/down Edgehill ( PSL 25, will ticket for even 27 :shock: )
- 3-Way Stop enforcement (typically sits back in parking lot of The College Club, which would not be visible to traffic on either Edgehill NE or Derbyshire SW unless they were to look, specifically, to check this hidden spot
- between Coventry and Superior (PSL 25, multiple hiding areas with good non-LEO "false"-source clutter for cover; I recommend simply doing the PSL in this area as it's barely a half-mile in total length)
Note that Cleveland Heights *may* have POP-enabled equipment. However, if they do use POP, they will also switch over to K/Ka band to get a proper lock before committing to a traffic stop. As such, using a rabbit (i.e. on sections of Fairmount listed above), one should receive plenty of warning, even without consideration to POP.
In the vast majority of these suburbs, the density of non-LEO "false" sources is so high and strong - including the predominance of Cobra RDs - that running with POP-enabled on your detector would likely drive you mad. It's worth it to just run with POP-off to restore both sanity and faith in your detector, and to speed-smart using a rabbit.
Cleveland Heights typically utilizes Instant-On Ka, with preceded strong visual tracking.
Highland Hills, off Richmond and Harvard roads (with the Marriott hotel and Tri-C (community college) campus serving as landmarks in that area), is a heavy enforcement area. East-bound on Harvard, going towards the I-271 interchange is a 50 MPH PSL slowing to a 35 MPH PSL as you crest the hill just west of Robert Bishop Dr. (east of Tri-C. campus).
K-band constant-on, but it's oftentimes cloaked by the strong "false"/non-LEO source coming from the hotel's (and adjacent shopping center) door openers. LIDAR enforcement (sorry, again, unconfirmed equipment!) is occasionally seen during rush-hour, and infrequently weekends, on the east-bound stretch of Harvard Rd., just as you crest the hill after the Robert Bishop Rd./Dr. traffic intersection/light. Typical engagement distances here will be short of 400 ft., so be careful!
This particular trap can also be set-up in the copious turn-lane median at each corner of the Harvard/Richmond intersection, as well as at the Robert Bishop Dr. intersection (off Harvard).
On Chagrin Blvd. bounded by Warrensville/Van Aken/Northfield Rds to the west and Green Rd. to the east, you'll find the Highland Hills Cemetery. These two entrances (one for the cemetery proper - at Belvoir (opposite the flower/landscaping shop - and the other one further east-bound, for the maintenance/service entrance, about a quarter-mile west of Green Rd.) are prime enforcement spots, particularly *during* high-traffic hours. The PSL is 35, but I've seen them letting vehicles "slide" at nearly 7+.
The following is courtesy of fellow Shaker resident and hobbyist TheWGP, and although this truly belongs in the "Shaker Heights" section below, I have duplicated here as it's within such close proximity :!:
Harvard Rd., between Northfield Rd. and Green Rd. The trap of-concern is at the traffic light at Millcreek Blvd., which is the restricted entrance/exit to the correctional facility (second traffic light east of the Northfield intersection, first traffic light west of the Green Rd. intersecton. The trap is set very far back into the Millcreek side-street, so this trap is rather well-hidden for the un-initiated in this area; typically K-band constant on (instant-on also encountered, but not frequently so). PSL is 50 MPH, so you'd really have to be haulin' in order to garner the locals' attention.....Originally Posted by TheWGP
Lindale township sees an appx. 1000 ft. stretch of highway that's a vital artery between the airport and the Eastern townships. Just pull to the outside lanes and do the PSL as you enter into her proximity, and you'll be fine. They're usually right under the overpass that's inside their township. Cruising at PSL, you'll, be through their jurisdiction in no-time, so it's worth the time trade-off.
Orange Township favors roving Ka-instant-on. During fair-weather, they will shoot LIDAR (equipment unconfirmed, sorry!) from within stationary cruisers.
Harvard road, appx. half-way between western boundary of the Orange Place drive traffic light and eastern boundary of the Brainard Rd. intersection. This would be the "gated" entrance area (two lane divided-median roadway) to Orange Township. The enforcer (either their usual full-marked dark-gray Crown Vic. Interceptors or, more recently, a lighter-gray, low-profile current-model Chevy Impala, described on the first post on page 3, the one noted to include subdued lettering and utilizing a "mini" format light-bar) will sit either in the median, in the treeline, or off to the eastbound (into Orange, from Beachwood) side of the divided roadway, with what seems to be selective enforcement of only EASTBOUND traffic.
There is occasional enforcement on Harvard, east of the Brainard Rd. intersection, just east of the Orangewood subdivision entry. Enforcement campagins will begin with a stationary K-band speed drone, followed about a week later by actual enforcement patrols using Ka-band, typically constant-on. You can also expect this spot to occasionally (perhaps once quarterly) see "random" Ka constant-on enforcement; even coming from the east, as you hit the big hill at the Lander 4-way stop, you should still be able to pick up a strong Ka signal during enforcement.
On Lander Rd, aside from the Orange Township Firehouse/PD (east of Emery Rd. intersection), the main enforcement spot is the municiple service building just east of the Harvard intersection.
The stretch of Miles Rd., west-bound, entering Orange from Moreland Hills, is a favorite spot for LIDAR enforcement. Engagement distances are typically from about 500 ft. to 1000 ft.
Orange typically does not "discriminate" in terms of how it enforces, so even if you drive a stealthy minivan, watch-out. PSL is typically 35, with the exception of actual residential side-streets - and usually, up to 5+ is "allowed."
Shaker Heights uses mostly marked black-and-white Crown Vics using constant-on K. However, there is at least one all-black Crown Vic with a single low-profile blue bubble atop its roof that selectively runs speed patrols, and will occasionally utilize Ka and Ka I/O. There's also a white Chevy Suburban which runs speed patrol, I have not been able to verify its usage band(s).
Beware of Shaker Blvd. within Shaker Heights limits. Motorcycle enforcement w/LIDAR can occasionally be seen. PSL is 35, and unless you're in a typically "profiled" vehicle, you should be able to get away with anything under 40 MPH. - Special note: There is a member here who recently fought (and won) a LIDAR ticket in Shaker Heights (on Shaker Blvd.), and he saw that the officer was using the LTI 20/20. However, the township also has the Ultralyte and Marksman manuals on-file.
Warrensville Ctr. Rd., bounded by the intersection of Chagrin Blvd. to the north and Norwood Rd. (and the US Post Office) to the south. This is a 25 MPH PSL zone (transitioning from 35 MPH, northbound on Warrensville - this is an easy-bust and the chief enforcement scenario), and is routinely enforced by Shaker Heights PD, typically in marked black-and-whites. They'll usually sit in the driveway of the businesses lining the west side of Warrensville Rd. in this area, and are thus well-concealed, particularly when operating K-band instant-on (as there's noted falsing sources from the adjacent retail stores in the area). 10+ is a guaranteed ticket.
At the messy intersection between Chagrin Blvd., Warrensville Ctr. Rd., and Northfield Rd., typically in the median to the south (Northfield side, near the BP station, opposite to the Starbucks), SHPD will post their dark-colored "unmarked" CV. Again, the PSL here, on all three intersecting streets, is 25 MPH.
The following are courtesy of fellow Shaker resident and hobbyist TheWGP
:arrow:andOriginally Posted by TheWGP
:arrow:The following is courtesy of another fellow Shaker resident and hobbyist, BlackOnBlackCobra96Originally Posted by TheWGP
:arrow:-----Originally Posted by BlackOnBlackCobra96
Woodmere Village is situated between Beachwood and Orange townships, on Chagrin Rd., off I-271. That entire stretch of Chagrin Rd. within its borders (Eaton Shopping Center) is a MAJOR speed-trap. The PSL is 25 MPH. DO NOT EXCEED THE PSL, no matter what other people may do, it's just not worth it.
BlackOnBlackCobra96 contributed the following valuable tip:
:arrow:4DRDUBBIN further adds some extremely valuable West-Side tips:Originally Posted by BlackOnBlackCobra96
:arrow:Originally Posted by 4DRDUBBIN
Thanks to brother StlouisX50 - original thread:
04/29/07 to 05/31/07 Highway Enforcment Blitz
Cyuahoga County, 480/90/271 - high-density zones
Cleveland, Brooklyn, Euclid, Garfield Hts, Maple Hts and Warrensville Hts
There's a local auto-enthusiast who is an active LEO in the area, and he is warning fellow drivers to cut back to stay within 7 MPH of the posted limit, particularly if you drive a more noticeable/"targeted" type vehicle (i.e. sports-car, Import Sport-Compact, musclecar, "crotch-rocket" bike, etc.).Troopers target dangerous roadways
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Plain Dealer Reporter
The 68 deaths in accidents on Cuyahoga County roadways last year were the most of any county in the state. This week, state troopers plan to target the problem areas.
Starting Monday and through the next five weeks, the State Highway Patrol will police five stretches of Cuyahoga County highways between 2 and 8 p.m. in an effort to reduce crashes that kill and injure.
The targeted areas of Interstate 480 and Interstate 90 run through Cleveland, Brooklyn, Euclid, Garfield Heights, Maple Heights and Warrensville Heights.
Over the last four years, about 14,000 accidents and 29 deaths occurred on those stretches.
Last year during the same five-week period as this year's enforcement effort, 543 accidents occurred; 76 percent of those crashes happened between 2 and 8 p.m., the patrol said.
Troopers will be visible.
They plan to use their cars, planes, motorcycles and motor carrier enforcement units and will partner with local police.
"We don't hide behind things," said Lt. Tony Bradshaw, patrol spokesman. "We try to be out in the forefront."
Troopers do not usually patrol inside Cuyahoga County, but the high number of deaths on interstates is alarming, Bradshaw said.
Statewide, deaths have dropped in rural areas but not in urban regions. Last year, deaths increased to 189 in Northeast Ohio, an almost 11 percent jump from 2005, the patrol said.
The patrol used a similar program last year in Cincinnati, and it had a "huge impact" on reducing crashes and speeding, Bradshaw said.
To reach this Plain Dealer reporter:
However, he speculates that the majority of citations will be handed-out specifically for dangerous/aggressive driving.
Hey All! 8)
Hope everyone's been enjoying the excellent weather!
Just wanted to caution everyone that Orange Township has had its K-band drones up and running *A LOT* over the past week or two, mainly along the western-border section of Harvard (both east and west-bound traffic)and the stretch of Lander between Harvard and Miles.
They typically do this right before a period of hightened enforcement.
I've had several chances to run the x50 in SpecMode, and I've picked up both 35.5 as well as 34.7 with Orange enforcers.
And remember, they're a laser-capable township, too.
The sting is in full effect! Went through three Laser traps in a matter of 10 mins off 480 parma area, 90, 176 parma to downtown. Had close call.....veil saved again. Using laser on motorcycles, with two motorcycles in the front to chase down people. Best advice slow down.....they really mean business.
Updated info on Cleveland Heights to include K-constant.
Updated 4th post detailing local speed-traps with additional trap information for Highland Hills.
Were these cities, counties, state or what in the area that you got laser? Please specify which one.Originally Posted by Ryanistheroad
Laser Interceptor Dual, Laser Interceptor Quad, Valentine 1 & The Escort 8500 X50 - Blue, Uniden BC296D, GRE500, Lasershield, 2011 Kia Soul +, Yamaha FZ6, 2005 Black Dodge Neon SRT-4,