Electronic 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. . .]
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. . .]
Ohio red light cameras have found their way before the Ohio Senate after a ban on the revenue machines passed the Ohio House. Last June, the state House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed House Bill 69, banning the use of automated ticketing machines with the limited exception of use in a school zone by a police officer when children are actually present. State Senator Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) does not want to see this popular bill passed. His committee, the State Senate [Read the full post. . .]
Here is a great video from the Ohio State Bar Association’s “Law You Can Use” series on Ohio Traffic Law. This video tells you what you need to do if an emergency vehicle like an ambulance or fire truck is on the road.
Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio. He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Dayton’s [Read the full post. . .]
Click it or Ticket our nation’s annual war on seat belts, will begin May 19th and run until June 1st.
NHTSA uses Click It or Ticket as a national campaign centering on the enforcement of seat belt laws. As with aggressive driving and drunk driving enforcement, the primary audience for this effort is men 18-34. Research shows that these young men are more likely to not use seat belts. Seat belts are the most effective safety feature ever invented and [Read the full post. . .]