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Springfield Red Light Cameras Losing Millions In Revenue

red light camerasAccording to an article in TheNewspaper.com, Springfield red light cameras are losing millions of dollars in revenue. Why?

In 2008, the Ohio General Assembly enacted a law requiring all cities using  cameras to lengthen the duration of the warning given to motorists approaching a photo enforced intersection. Cities were given until March 12, 2009 to make the change, and the cities that complied saw a dramatic reduction in violations.

“In Springfield, red light cameras have issued automated tickets at [Read the full post. . .]

Ohio Senate Votes To Ban Traffic Cameras

traffic camerasAs many regular readers of this blog already know, I have made it my mission to speak out against traffic cameras and speed cameras since their introduction.  I consider them to be corrupt and corrupting.  They are the worst example of turning the criminal justice system (and the citizens) into a source of revenue.

Today the Ohio Senate passed legislation that will effectively ban traffic cameras statewide.  The law would require that a police officer be on the scene to [Read the full post. . .]

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. . .]