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Commercial Drivers Beware – OSP To Target You This Week

Commercial Drivers Beware! The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined a week-long effort focused on increasing commercial drivers  tickets. The initiative includes officers with the Michigan State and Indiana State police departments, who will focus on violations by commercial vehicle drivers that are proven to contribute to crashes, including: speed, following too closely, improper passing, distracted driving and improper lane use. The initiative began Monday and runs through Saturday, Dec. 12.This type of enforcement is grant-funded and designed to cause untold problems with truck drivers who depend on their license to earn a living. What makes it particularly ugly is that commercial drivers...

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Ohio Traffic Law and Google Glass

 Ohio 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. ...

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Bears In The Air: OSP To Target Distracted Drivers

If 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, including; aggressive driving, marked lanes violations, following too closely and driving left of center. This effort dove tails with the continuing national...

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Driving Under The Influence of Google Glass

Distracted 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 were 31,231 crashes that were caused by distracted driving from 2009 to 2011. This includes 74 fatal crashes and 7,825 injury crashes.  Ohio...

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Kettering Bans Texting While Driving

As reported by WDTN, the city of Kettering has banned texting while driving.  The city council passed an ordinance Tuesday making it illegal to write, read or send a text message while driving.  According to the ordinance you would still be able to talk on your phone and use you GPS system.  The ban will take effect in January and cases will be heard in the Kettering Municipal Court. DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in Dayton, Springfield, Kettering, Centerville and throughout Ohio.  He has the credentials and the experience to win your...

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Distracted Driving or Drunk Driving?

Often, an officer's testimony of erratic driving is the most devastating piece of evidence against a person charged with DUI.  Just as often, DUI defense attorneys will overlook this evidence or make the decision not to cross examine on the issue, lest attention of the bad driving be highlighted before the jury.  This article will examine ways to attack "bad driving" and place it in a proper context so that the jury will see the defendant's actions as normal.Distracted driving has become a major issue in America.  Newer cars are loaded with complex audio systems, compact disc changers, navigation systems,...

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