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OVI Law: You Don’t Need A Turn Signal When Going Straight

Ohio v. Paseka, 2013-Ohio-2362

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On December 29, 2011, Cory Paseka was traveling westbound on Lima-Sandusky Road in Erie County when he came to a fork in the road.  He continued straight on Lima-Sandusky Road and did not veer to the left which would have put him on Wahl Road.  An officer proceeded to stop Paseka for a violation of O.R.C. 4511.39 (failure to use a turn signal) which states,

“No person shall turn a vehicle… or move right or left [Read the full post. . .]

OVI or DUI (Which is right?)

DUI Plate Lapel Pin(1)2The current version of Ohio’s impaired driving law is O.R.C. 4511.19, is entitled “Operating vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs – OVI.”  This is the same offense which is also known as DUI (driving under the influence), OMVI (operating a vehicle impaired), DWI (driving while intoxicated) or drunk driving.  The Ohio General Assembly changed the acronym to connote the broadening of the law from simply alcohol impairment to any drug (or condition?) which may impair.  The term [Read the full post. . .]

Bears In The Air: OSP To Target Distracted Drivers

6state-headerIf you are driving distracted this week watch out! 

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be joining forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project for a distracted driving enforcement and awareness effort June 16 – 22 in an effort to reduce distracted driving related crashes and raise awareness about the dangers distracted driving creates.  The Patrol’s aviation section will assist road troopers from the air by focusing on crash causing violations that may be caused by distracted driving, [Read the full post. . .]

Driving Under The Influence of Google Glass

cropped google glassDistracted driving has drawn the attention of lawmakers.  Google Glass, the new product expected to be the next “big” thing, has been targeted as making us a nation of distracted drivers.  People who have never seen, let alone used, Google Glass are prepared to ban the product and strengthen laws against distracted driving.  The Ohio State Highway Patrol puts information about distracted driving on it’s website in a Distracted Driving Bulletin.

They cite the following statistic: In Ohio, there [Read the full post. . .]

Click It Or Ticket Kickoff

click it or ticket logoThe Clark County Safe Communities Coalition, local, federal and state law enforcement agencies will unite to kick-off the Click It or Ticket National Campaign.  This mobilization will run from May 20 to June 2, 2013 and cover the heavily traveled Memorial Day holiday.  Law enforcement agencies across the country are prepared to ticket anyone not buckled up….no warnings and no excuses.  Click It or Ticket.  You should expect increased traffic enforcement throughout Ohio especially along the interstates during this [Read the full post. . .]