My latest speeding ticket

Tom Jackson
Mar 23, 2010


I got a speeding ticket a few weeks ago in Sandusky. I went to the court clerk's office, pleaded guilty to not being a police chief, city manager or city attorney and paid my $125. (Yes, I know that Matt Kline and Sue Porter made a donation to the city program of their choice, in lieu of paying a fine. I wasn't offered that option.)

Based on my experience, I would advise paying attention to the "35 mph" sign at the Milan Street overpass that runs over the railroad tracks. More free advice: When you are driving west into the city on Ohio 6, paying attention to the sudden change from 55 mph to 35 mph when you go past the airport.

If anyone would care to post a comment, I have a couple of questions. (1) Where else in the Sandusky area should motorists pay especially careful attention to the speed limit signs? And (2) Do the Sandusky Police Department and municipal courts generally handle tickets fairly?




In answer to question number one, anywhere there is room for a cruiser to sit with a view of oncoming traffic.

In answer to question number two, If by fairly you mean you will be found guilty except on the most rare of occasions, then yes, they do operate fairly.

If you want to avenge this terrible thing they did to you, post the speed trap at


The street to pay particular attention to is anywhere on West Market.   They sit there quite often in the morning when you are on your way to work. They are tricky too because the park along the side so it looks like they are just parked.