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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "speed cameras"

Speed Camera Scams Still A Thing In Ohio

If you think that Senate Bill 342 banned all speed cameras, you must not have driven through Newburgh Heights. Tucked over off I-77, Newburgh Heights has continued issuing tickets with hand-held devices that don't require officers to pull anyone over to issue a citation. To supplement their budget, they are churning out tickets at the tune of 300 per week. Plenty of folks aren't happy about it but Newburgh Heights doesn't care.  Another Ohio city, Linndale, has built essentially a house with all the comforts of home — so that it can reap the benefits of traffic cameras while some Linndale...

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Ohio Senate Votes To Ban Traffic Cameras

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 issue the ticket.  This would require a tremendous amount of money for departments to "staff" the cameras.  The legislation passed the...

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Laser DUI Detectors Being Developed

Laser DUI detectors are on the way! Imagine driving down the street and having a police laser passively check your car for alcohol vapors.  According to the Huffington Post, scientists at the Military University of Technology in Warsaw, successfully tested the device by aiming its laser at a car passing by at a distance of up to 20 meters. The car's interior had been filled with alcohol vapor, simulating the exhalations of a drinker inside the car.If this technology is successful, the laser DUI devices could be employed much like red-light cameras or used by stationary police like radar speed...

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Red Light Cameras Are Getting Some Friends In Downtown Dayton

This 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...

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OVI Checkpoints: The Reason To Get Rid Of Checkpoints & Cameras

The Reason to Get Rid of OVI Checkpoints & Cameras?  Glad You Asked. In his book Why People Obey The Law, legal scholar Tom Tyler argues that compliance with the law has less to do with deterrence (fear of penalty) than with the rational decision that complying with the law is in a person's self-interest.  More important to their compliance is the decision that following the law is the right thing to do.  Having the biggest impact on their perception of the law is the belief in the legitimacy of the authority.  "People who go to traffic court are less concerned...

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Red Light Cameras – Let Your Voice Be Heard To Ban Them Forever

The followers of Dayton DUI on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and loyal followers of this blog have listened to me complain about red-light cameras and speed cameras in Ohio for over three years.  I have urged you to contact your local representatives and to let your opposition be known.  We are now in the final push and our concerns are being heard!Ohio's 130th General Assembly has introduced House Bill 69, which would eliminate red light cameras and speed cameras throughout Ohio.  The proposal reads, in pertinent part, “No local authority or the state highway patrol, utilizing either its own employees, those...

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Where Are the Speed Cameras/Red-Light Cameras in Dayton?

This blog has documented the outrage caused by Dayton's adoption of speed and red-light cameras.  Today, in an article by former Montgomery County Common Pleas A.J. Wagner, the Dayton City Paper takes on the red-light and speed cameras.  As we have put forth here, the red-light and speed cameras are an affront to our presumption of innocence and a bald attempt at letting private companies make money by exploiting citizens.  The problems lie in the process.  "Once caught, a letter is mailed to the vehicle owner.  Violators are given 15 days to appeal, but never see a judge or a courtroom. About...

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South Carolina House Votes to Ban Photo-Radar

from, www.thenewspaper.comThe South Carolina House of Representatives voted Thursday to make the state's ban on photo radar explicit. In 2006, the office of the attorney general issued an opinion stating automated ticketing conflicted with state law, but Ridgeland officials decided to ignore the ruling and operate a speed camera van on Interstate 95. The town of 2500 wants to deploy cameras to ticket out-of-state drivers as they pass through the seven-mile stretch within the town's limits."We don't need anyone's approval to enforce the law in Ridgeland," Mayor Gary W Hodges wrote in response to a local newspaper article. "The Gazette/Packet...

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Freeway Photo Cameras Pass Ohio’s House of Representatives

Ohio state House votes to use speed cameras to mail near $300 tickets to freeway drivers.A deeply divided Ohio House of Representatives on Thursday passed sweeping legislation that would impose new penalties on motorists, including a statewide speed camera program. State Representative Peter S. Ujvagi (D-Toledo) inserted the controversial proposals into a "must pass" $7.6 billion transportation funding measure to avoid individual discussion of the merits of the many programs rolled into the 361-page bill. Only one Republican voted in favor of Ujvagi's plan, which passed by a margin of 53-45.The ...

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