Category Archives: Ohio Traffic Law

Get information on Ohio traffic laws and Ohio Driver’s License Issues

Ohio OVI Blitz Along Interstate 75 This Weekend

ohio oviThere will be an Ohio OVI blitz along Interstate 75 this weekend. The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be joining forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on speed, safety belt and OVI enforcement along Interstate 75. The initiative will take place from Friday, February 20 at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, February 22 at 11:59 p.m. This high-visibility enforcement effort will include the Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police and Ohio State Highway Patrol. The 6-State [Read the full post. . .]

What is Snow Law in Ohio?

English: Trees covered by snow in Boreal, Cali...

Let it snow!

With the return of winter weather, we have received some questions about what constitutes an emergency and under what authority an emergency can be deemed to exist.  We have also counseled clients who wanted to know what law would circumscribe their behavior during a significant weather event.  Here is what we learned:

A county sheriff may, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code sections 311.07 and 311.08, declare an emergency and temporarily close the state roads and municipal

[Read the full post. . .]

A Physical Control Conviction Is Not A Prior Offense

physical controlA physical control conviction does not count as a “prior offense” for purposes of enhancement.  This principle is spelled out in case law and in statute.  R.C. 4511.181 sets forth the offenses that count as prior convictions.  It does not list a violation of physical control (R.C. 4511.194) as a predicate offense.  It does not matter if the prior conviction  was charged under R.C. 4511.194 or as a violation of a municipal ordinance. This is set forth at [Read the full post. . .]

No More Dayton Cameras!

red light Dayton camerasNo More Dayton Cameras – We Win! The Dayton Police Department has announced that it will STOP using traffic cameras for speed and traffic enforcement.  An Ohio law takes effect March 19, 2015 that requires that a police officer witness traffic infractions at intersections where a camera is used.  The city will lose all of the 20 fixed red-light and speed cameras throughout Dayton.

Dayton police will continue to use three Mobile Speed Vehicles around high incident intersections to capture [Read the full post. . .]

Facial Recognition, License Plate Readers and No Accountability

license plate readersLicense Plate Readers are now offering law enforcement agencies the ability to use facial recognition software on American streets with almost no laws making law enforcement accountable and no public debate on the topic.

According to a story at www.TheNewspaper.com,

The leading suppler of automated license plate readers technology in the US (ALPR, also known as ANPR in Europe) is expanding its offerings to law enforcement. Vehicle owners have already had their movements tracked by the company Vigilant

[Read the full post. . .]