Rocky River, Ohio Speed Traps
Between retirements and lack of interest in speed enforcement, you never see the Rocky River cops on I-90 anymore. Maybe they figured out the “live and let” attitude for motorists on their 2-1/2 miles of highway. Stay under 75 and you’ll NEVER get stopped.
And anywhere in Rocky River… The city funds its Police Department through traffic enforcement it’s a fact and in the financial records. Witnessed first-hand. Overzealous and unrealistic Police Chief tells “his guys” he needs the revenue and forces inexperienced rookies to go on the highway and earn budget money for the PD. He desperately wants to leave a legacy behind in his hometown. Police cars and other equipment are purchased from fines generated through a program called POPAS, Police on Patrol Against Speed. Officers must write three tickets an hour or they will not get paid.
Police are ubiquitous on I-90 east and westbound within Rocky River and Westlake corporation limits. This stretch of I-90 has police present daily but especially Monday through Friday.
The Rocky River Police are now working with the airplane from the Ohio State Patrol..usually after rush hour until 2pm or so and all day on weekends..seen the plane and officers(crusiers & motorcycles)frequently lately
Cops sit at the far right berm after the bridge. There is a slight incline as you over the bridge before the exit to Hilliard Blvd. Once the incline there is the cop and if your speeding, he’s got you.