FOLLOWUP: ‘Fake’ speed-camera sign finally removed

(September 2019 reader photo)

Almost four months after we reported on what SDOT described as “fake” speed-camera signage in Arbor Heights, it’s finally been removed. We hadn’t realized the sign on SW 100th west of 35th SW hadn’t been removed until Chad emailed us last week to point it out. This week’s weather hubbub got in the way of our followup plans, but then Kyle emailed us this afternoon to say an SDOT crew was there today to take it down. (Kyle also lamented that SDOT didn’t take the chance to replace the speed-limit sign, which still says 30 mph, despite the announced plans for a citywide lowering to 25 mph. We’re asking SDOT about the timetable for that.)

16 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: 'Fake' speed-camera sign finally removed"

  • Alki resident January 17, 2020 (6:26 pm)

    That took way too long. 

  • SW 100th Resident January 17, 2020 (10:28 pm)

    This sign should have stayed up. I live on SW 100th and people drive WAY TOO fast on it. They should think they will get a ticket, or alternatively, a real speed camera should be put in. My neighbor’s cat was killed because of someone speeding on the road. It’s only a matter of time before a human is going to be be hit. 

    • Alki resident January 17, 2020 (11:05 pm)

      I lived on 100th for years raising my kids. Speed has always been an issue but putting up fake signs are not ok. 

      • heartless January 18, 2020 (7:56 am)

        Indeed, should have just added a real camera.

      • Jim January 18, 2020 (8:29 am)

        Why not?

      • SW 100th Resident January 18, 2020 (8:51 am)

        If it deters speeding, what is the problem? How is it any different from someone putting up a sign that they have an alarm system or cameras on their property, when they don’t? The point is to deter bad/illegal/harmful behavior. 

        • The King January 18, 2020 (4:10 pm)

          Big difference between putting up a sign on your own property versus public roads. It’s self explanatory. 

    • ITotallyAgreeWithYou January 17, 2020 (11:09 pm)

      Enforce laws lawfully. Avoid being a hypocrite.

    • hj January 18, 2020 (9:17 am)

      Fake signs reduce the credibility of real signs.

      • Jim January 18, 2020 (10:49 am)

        Interesting take on it.  Like that real 30mph sign has credibility with speeders?

    • Rumbles January 18, 2020 (9:53 pm)

      So where do you draw the line on fake signs?  How would you like it if someone put a 55 mph speed limit sign up instead?  You don’t get it both ways, sorry.  

  • Pilsner January 18, 2020 (5:02 am)

    Why is a fake sign not ok? The speed limit is the same and should be observed with or with a warning sign.

  • anonyme January 18, 2020 (7:02 am)

    What difference does a sign make if there is no speed enforcement? Forget about fake signs, put cameras up for REAL.

  • Sandy Bear January 18, 2020 (8:23 am)

    Tombstone mentality. They have it in Portland. One or two people have to be human sacrifices to their godless governments before they change anything.

  • Rick January 18, 2020 (8:53 am)

    Just pay the fake ticket with fake money.

  • Reallife January 18, 2020 (3:19 pm)

    LOVE the fake anger here!! NONE of you complainers have done anything about the “problem” NOBODY’s stopped you from going en mass to city council chambers to get laws changed. NONE of you have stood outside a store with an initiative petition to sign. WHY…..’cause YOU speed also!! and YOU don’t want to get ticketed. You haven’t figured out how to only have “those other” drivers ticketed. 

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