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Traffic Ticket Blitz Underway in Ohio Through July 26

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…
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Service and Personal Jurisdiction in OVI Cases (by DaytonDUI)

In order to have personal service over a defendant in an OVI case, the court must be satisfied that the citation has been properly served pursuant to Ohio Traffic Rule 3(E). Toledo v. Williams, 1991 WL 3811 (Ohio Ct. App. 6th Dist. Lucas County 1991).  Taffic Rule 3(E) requires that the officer who completes the…
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Kettering Municipal Court Traffic Safety Program (by DaytonDUI)

Kettering Municipal Court offers a Traffic Safety Program for eligible participants which allows you to attend a class instead of receiving points for your traffic citation(s). Classes are held monthly on a Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and are taught by police officers at either the Kettering Police Department, 3600 Shroyer Road, or…
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DUI Court Process: The Stopping Sequence

You are driving home when you see a car following you closely.  The car is acting unlike any other car you have ever encountered and you begin to wonder if you are in danger.  At that point you see the flashing emergency lights and hear the piercing wail of a siren.  You heartbeat begins to…
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Due Process for Traffic Offenders (from the National Motorists Association)

By James Baxter, NMA President There’s a random pattern around the country where state and local courts are systematically making it harder and more expensive for ticket recipients to fight traffic tickets. This is an admission by the judiciary and state and local governments that there is growing public resistance to being ripped off via…
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Ticketed for Sounding TOO Fast!

Image by myfear via Flickr Ohio Court of Appeals rules that a police officer cannot issue a speeding ticket because a car sounds fast. The Ohio Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that a motorist cannot be convicted of speeding based solely on how fast his car may have sounded. On October 18, 2007, Patrolman…
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International Speeding Ticket?

European countries connect vehicle records so that automated speeding tickets cross international borders. Speeding tickets are beginning to cross international borders in Europe, thanks to the European car and driving license information system, or Eucaris. At the beginning of the year, Swiss motorists began being charged for speed camera tickets issued by French authorities. As…
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Ohio Amongst Worst States for Motorists

Source: National Motorists Association (www.motorists.com) With the first major driving holiday of the summer season approaching, we have analyzed the laws across the country to determine the best and the worst states when it comes to exploiting the motoring public.  These state rankings were calculated using seventeen criteria related to specific traffic laws, enforcement practices,…
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Ohio Cop Reprimanded for Making More Arrests than Tickets

Madison Township, Ohio officer tied for the most criminal arrests is reprimanded for not writing enough speeding tickets. A Madison Township, Ohio police officer whose record of busting real criminals is unbeaten found himself reprimanded for failing to focus on writing traffic tickets. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Officer Ken Braden only wrote 85 tickets…
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