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Dayton Red Light Camera Program Is Illegal

Did you know that the Dayton Red Light Camera program is issuing tickets with a short yellow light, thereby making more money for the city?  The following article is from dayton red light cameraTheNewspaper.com (a great site) and sets forth the argument that the program fails to comply with the 2008 implementing law.

Dayton, Ohio’s red light cameras have generated more than $8 million over the past two years. Many of the $85 automated tickets are issued at intersections where the yellow signal

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It Is The Anniversary Of The Parking Ticket

parking ticketSeventy nine years ago this month, the Reverend Charles H. North of the Oklahoma Third Pentecostal Holiness Church became the first person to every receive a parking ticket.  The controversial “Park-O-Meter” had been installed in the prior weeks and caused a stir amongst the residents.

According to his grandson Dwight Thurmond the parking citation was issued after his grandfather rooted through his coat for the required nickel.  Finding none, he trudged over to the nearby grocery store to get [Read the full post. . .]

Traffic Ticket Blitz Underway in Ohio Through July 26

traffic ticketThere is a traffic ticket blitz underway in Ohio and five other states. The Ohio State Highway Patrol will join forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus efforts on distracted driving enforcement statewide. The high-visibility enforcement effort begins Sunday, July 20 at 12:01 a.m. and continues through Saturday, July 26 at 11:59 p.m.  The 6-State Trooper Project includes the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Indiana State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, West Virginia State Police [Read the full post. . .]

Electronic Traffic Tickets Are Coming To Ohio

electronic traffic ticketsElectronic traffic tickets are coming to Ohio.  The Ohio Supreme Court adopted amendments to the Ohio Traffic Rules about electronic tickets issued by law enforcement to account for an ongoing pilot project.  The Rules will take effect in January to facilitate the use of e-tickets. Subsequently, the Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure learned of a State Highway Patrol effort to issue e-tickets but file paper copies with the local court. The rules amended in January only covered [Read the full post. . .]

Can I Get An ALS Suspension On A Physical Control Charge?

physical control If you are found drunk in a non-moving car, you may be charged with a violation of O.R.C. 4511.194, Physical Control of an Automobile While Impaired instead of drunk driving (O.R.C. 4511.19, OVI, DUI, OMVI).  The arresting officer, on behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (hereinafter BMV), imposes an Administrative License Suspension at the time of arrest for OVI, or OVUAC when the driver refuses to take the chemical test or takes it and has an alcohol concentration [Read the full post. . .]