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Reckless Operation in Ohio: What is the Law? – Video

RECKLESS OPERATION: What is the law? https://youtu.be/R0IvweB5sdYThis video explains what reckless operation means for your Ohio drivers license and the difference between a reckless operation and an OVI. Reckless operation in Ohio can constitute any number of offenses within the Ohio Revised Code dealing with operation of a vehicle with willful or wanton disregard to persons or property.  Commonly, reckless operation is charged under O.R.C. 4511.20 (all codes sections are set forth below).  There is a separate O.R.C. section dealing with reckless operation while off-road (O.R.C. 4511.201) and while on a watercraft (O.R.C. 1547.07).  O.R.C. 4511.202 is Ohio’s Reasonable Control Statute.The Ohio Supreme...

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Motorcycle Roadblocks: Is NHTSA Playing Games?

Motorcycle Roadblocks: Is NHTSA Playing Games? Posted on October 5th, 2010 in James BaxterBy James Baxter, NMA PresidentThe National Motorists Association has always opposed roadblocks, of any kind, and for any purpose other than warning travelers of an unforeseen danger; e.g. a collapsed bridge, flooded roadway, or multi-vehicle crash scene. Therefore it stands to reason that we would oppose the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) issuance of financial grants to fund motorcycle only roadblocks. These are supposedly to improve motorcycle safety.However, seeing there is no evidence that roadblocks improve safety,...

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Speed Trap Exchange from the National Motorists Association

So, you are ready to get in the car and take that big Memorial Day trip.  Beware, state troopers are on the prowl and the Ohio State Highway Patrol promises to be very active this holiday weekend making sure we behave well and get to our destination safely.  The National Motorists Association has compiled a SPEED TRAP EXCHANGE (www.speedtrap.org) to warn motorists of spots where patrols will be particularly brisk.  If you make use of this valuable tool, be sure to join the National Motorists Association as it is one of the foremost citizen rights groups in the United States.  Charles...

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Ohio Speed Traps Amongst Worst

The National Motorists Association (NMA) released its list of the top seven locations to avoid over the Labor Day holiday.  This year, the drivers' rights group highlighted areas where heightened use of automated ticketing machines threaten those who are just passing through.Chicago, Illinois The Windy City's network of red light cameras operated by a for-profit Australian company, combined with short yellow warning times at intersections, has already generated $110 million worth of tickets. The city plans to double the installations and push the total impact of all taxes and fines on ...

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How Do I Choose A DUI/OVI Attorney?

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="144" caption="Image by umjanedoan via Flickr"][/caption]Choose a lawyer who is knowledgeable and competent in the field of criminal law and has taken steps to further his or her education in the field. Charles Rowland maintains membership in the National College of DUI Defense and in the National Motorists Association. Choose an attorney who is able to answer your questions and spends time addressing your concerns. The attorney is going to be your guide throughout this process so make sure it is someone who you are able to talk with openly...

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Ohio Speed Limit Update

Image by bredgur via FlickrSubject: Ohio H.B. 162-Speed limit to 70 mphOn Wednesday, June 3, 2009, The Ohio House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a second hearing for H.B. 162 that would raise the speed limit to 70 m.p.h. on Ohio's Interstates. The hearing will take place at 10:30 AM in Room 017 (in the basement of the Statehouse). The agenda states that the hearing is open to Proponents, Opponents, and Interested Parties.You can be sure that the government and insurance representatives will be there to claim the entire population of Ohio will...

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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, and the treatment of traffic ticket defendants. The rankings are designed to provide guidance to travelers who do not want their vacation ruined by speed traps, arcane laws or “kangaroo” traffic courts.The state most likely to find its way into your wallet is New Jersey. With...

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Ohio: Photo Enforcement Is Coming

[caption id="attachment_4889" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Ohio: Photo Enforcement is coming!"][/caption]The anger generated by Photo-enforcement is growing.  California residents have taken action against the robo-photo-cop by starting www.highwayrobbery.com.  Arizona's elected Treasurer has come out against the scheme as unconstitutional.  Also, my favorite organization, The National Motorists Association is sending out a mailing which aids citizens in determining if the cops are shortening the yellow light.  http://www.shortyellowlights.com/ According to the Texas Transportation Institute, when the yellow light timing is one second shorter than the bare minimum recommended amount, violations increase by 110% (view study).  Stay alert...

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