Category: Ohio Traffic Law

Ohio Red Light Cameras – Will Sen. Seitz Save Them?

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Ohio red light camerasOhio 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 Government Oversight and Reform Committee began consideration of his bill on Wednesday.

To head off this effort, the Seitz bill mimics the police officer requirement of the House proposal but allows speed camera tickets to be issued anywhere in the state as long as the ticket is for an alleged speed of 6 MPH over the limit in a school zone and 10 MPH elsewhere.  He, of course has the help of powerful backers. As reported at www.TheNewspaper.com, “On Tuesday the Traffic Safety Coalition, a front group for Redflex Traffic Systems, the Australian camera vendor, appeared at the Ohio Statehouse with the Ohio Municipal League to oppose the Seitz bill as a “virtual ban” on the use of speed cameras. Representatives of cities with camera programs insist mandating that police officers be present where photo radar is used would make the camera programs lose too much money.”  If the state House and Senate cannot agree on a solution, no changes will be made to existing photo enforcement practices unless the state Supreme Court weighs in on the matter.

Residents in a half-dozen Ohio communities took to the ballot box to reject the decision of their leaders to install Ohio red light cameras and speed cameras. Camera bans were enacted in Steubenville, Cincinnati, Chillicothe, Heath, Garfield Heights, Ashtabula, and East Cleveland.  You can tell Bill Seitz what you think on his Facebook page.

Attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio and fighting Ohio red light cameras.  He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Dayton’s choice for drunk driving defense. Contact Charles Rowland by phone at (937) 318-1384 or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). If you need assistance after hours, call the 24/7 DUI Hotline at (937) 776-2671.  You can have DaytonDUI at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have DaytonDUI sent directly to your mobile device by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Facebook, @DaytonDUI on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pheed and Pintrest or get RSS of the Ohio DUI blog.  You can email CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.  “All I do is DUI defense.”

For more on Ohio red light cameras check these city-specific sites at the following links:
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Ohio Traffic Law: Pulling Over For Emergency Vehicles

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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.

Ohio Traffic LawCharles 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 choice for drunk driving defense. Contact Ohio Traffic Law Attorney Charles Rowland by phone at (937) 318-1384 or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). If you need assistance after hours, call the 24/7 DUI Hotline at (937) 776-2671.  You can have DaytonDUI at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have DaytonDUI sent directly to your mobile device by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Facebook, @DaytonDUI on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pheed and Pintrest or get RSS of the Ohio DUI blog.  You can email CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.  “All I do is DUI defense.”

To learn more about Ohio Traffic Law check these city-specific sites at the following links:

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Ohio Traffic Update: Click It Or Ticket

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click it or ticketClick 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 have helped save thousands of lives. One in five Americans fail to regularly wear a seat belt when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.  That’s right, all of this over 20% who don’t wear the belt.

The goal of the mobilization is two-fold.  First, it seeks to raise the national seat belt use numbers.  Secondly, it blitzes the airwaves with commercials providing cover for local law enforcement agencies to give seat belt tickets.  If you remember, Ohio grudgingly adopted the mandatory seat belt laws and promised that the seat belt law would not be used as a primary reason to pull someone over (Those were the days). Now, most jurisdictions welcome this campaign because it means grants for overtime, enhanced revenue and justification for traffic enforcement.

Attorney 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 choice for drunk driving defense. Contact Charles Rowland by phone at (937) 318-1384 or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). If you need assistance after hours, call the 24/7 DUI Hotline at (937) 776-2671.  You can have DaytonDUI at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have DaytonDUI sent directly to your mobile device by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Facebook, @DaytonDUI on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pheed and Pintrest or get RSS of the Ohio DUI blog.  You can email CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.  “All I do is DUI defense.”

To learn more about Click It or Ticket check these city-specific sites at the following links:

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Below is the Click It or Ticket commercial that you will see repeated frequently over the next weeks. Enjoy!

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Red Light Cameras Are Getting Some Friends In Downtown Dayton

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red light camerasThis site has long argued against the use of red light cameras, speed monitors and drones that target innocent Americans.  Well, Dayton has fallen one more step down the security slippery slope and is installing a full-fledged security spy network.  According to the Dayton Business Journal, 25 new cameras are being set up in and around the city in a project named iDayton.  Cameras will be installed in public parks including Dave Hall Plaza, RiverScape MetroPark and around Courthouse Square. They also will be put around the RTA Hub, outdoor public parking areas, public streets and sidewalks.  The project will be a collaboration between the University of Dayton Research Institute, which is providing the cameras, and the city, which is installing the cameras and network.  These security measures will be in addition to the red light cameras now in use around Dayton.  In a presentation to city commission, Police Chief Richard Biehl said cameras will only view public spaces, and will be marked with signage. There will also be policies governing who can access footage and why, how long footage will be retained, and when it is released for criminal investigations.

If you are opposed to red light cameras or the new security/spy network, contact the Dayton City Commission. The Dayton City Commission is comprised of Mayor Nan WhaleyCommissioner Dean LovelaceCommissioner Joey WilliamsCommissioner Matt Joseph and Commissioner Jeffrey J. Mims.  You can reach the Dayton City Commission at (937) 333-3636 or by Fax at (937) 333-4297 and by email at Anita.Johnson@daytonohio.gov. This is your chance to be heard.  Be sure to let them know that you learned about this issue on the Dayton DUI Blog. 🙂

Dayton Drunk Driving Attorney 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 choice for drunk driving defense. Contact Charles Rowland by phone at (937) 318-1384 or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). If you need assistance after hours, call the 24/7 DUI Hotline at (937) 776-2671.  You can have DaytonDUI at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have DaytonDUI sent directly to your mobile device by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Facebook, @DaytonDUI on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pheed and Pintrest or get RSS of the Ohio DUI blog.  You can email  CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324. “All I do is DUI defense.”

To learn more about red light cameras in Dayton check these city-specific sites at the following links:

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Ohio Traffic Law and Google Glass

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298187v1-max-250x250Ohio Traffic Law has yet to weigh in on the issue, but other states are creating speed bumps for Google Glass.

Lawmakers in New York and New Jersey and in at least six other states across the country believe the devices are dangerous when used by drivers. Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-Bronx) has introduced one of three bills in Albany that would prohibit drivers from using Glass or similar devices. His bill, however, would go even further. … His bill would let victims of car crashes sue Google and other device manufacturers if the driver who cause the accident was using their wearable device.

This news fits nicely with the Ohio traffic law push to highlight the dangers of distracted driving.  Kettering is the first of what will be many to ban texting while driving and multiple bills are now being considered by the Ohio legislature targeting cell phone usage, texting and other distractions which may lead to an accident.

Ohio Traffic Law Attorney 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 choice for drunk driving defense. Contact Charles Rowland by phone at (937) 318-1384 or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). If you need assistance after hours, call the 24/7 DUI Hotline at (937) 776-2671.  You can have DaytonDUI at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have DaytonDUI sent directly to your mobile device by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Facebook, @DaytonDUI on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pheed and Pintrest or get RSS of the Ohio DUI blog.  You can email CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.  “All I do is DUI defense.”

Find more Ohio traffic law information check these city-specific sites at the following links:

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