As 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. . .]
There 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. 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. . .]
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. . .]