Cleveland Officials: Speeding, Red Light Citations Not In Jeopardy

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland city officials say tickets issued to thousands of motorists caught breaking laws by mobile traffic cameras won't be affected by a man who successfully challenged his tickets.

South Euclid attorney Mike Besser beat two speeding tickets Wednesday after he argued the city did not give 30-day notice that traffic cameras were about to be used. The city ordinance was passed in 2005, and a press release announcing the use of cameras was issed on October 14th, 2005.

Besser presented a copy of the ordinance and a copy of an e-mail showing that a press release on the use of the cameras was never sent.

Mayor Frank Jackson's office sent a release to media outlets Friday with information on the city's fixed-location and mobile cameras to preempt challenges from other motorists.