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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "Speed limit"

How To Pay Your Ticket In Dayton (by DaytonDUI)

 If you receive a ticket in the jurisdiction of the Dayton Municipal Court, you can pay the ticket on-line, in person or by mail.Pay your fine online at www.paymyfine.org with a VISA or MASTERCARD. Traffic Tickets will be in the system within five (5) business days. Electronic parking tickets will be available for online payment within 12 hours of issuance. Handwritten parking tickets will be available for online payment within two business days of issuance.Pay in person between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday report to the Dayton Montgomery County Courts Building at 301 W. Third St.,...

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Speeding in Ohio – What is the Law?

SPEEDING: What is the law?The speed law is set forth at Ohio Revised Code 4511.21.  It states:(A) No person shall operate a motor vehicle, trackless trolley, or streetcar at a speed greater or less than is reasonable or proper, having due regard to the traffic, surface, and width of the street or highway and any other conditions, and no person shall drive any motor vehicle, trackless trolley, or streetcar in and upon any street or highway at a greater speed than will permit the person to bring it to a stop within the assured clear distance ahead.The law goes on...

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Dayton Adopts Mobile (Hidden?) Speed Cameras

The Dayton Police Department has taken what some argued was an inevitable step to increase revenue.  They have deployed a mobile speed camera inside a Ford Escape which they will move around the city to catch speeders unawares.  The camera technology is the same used by stationary units.  According to WDTN, "[w]hen a driver exceeds the set speed, the cameras snap three photos of the vehicle. The pictures and a citation will then be sent to the vehicle owner about a week after the offense."  Dayton Police Detective Carol Johnson said she is hopeful the mobile unit will slow drivers...

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Rules for Driving in an Ohio Construction Zone

Here is the law regarding increased penalties for committing an offense in a designated construction zone.O.R.C. 5501.27 Increased penalties for traffic violations in construction zone.(A) The director of transportation shall adopt rules that do the following:(1) Rules governing the posting of signs advising motorists that increased penalties apply for certain traffic violations occurring on streets or highways in a construction zone;(2) Rules governing the posting of signs to be used pursuant to section 2903.081 of the Revised Code giving notice to motorists of the prohibitions set forth in sections 2903.06 and 2903.08 of the Revised Code regarding the death of...

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Assured Clear Distance, R.C. 4511.21(A)

Ohio Revised Code 4511.21(A), Assured Clear Distance, is a law requiring that you drive your vehicle in such a way as to be able to bring you car to a stop to avoid an accident.  As a driver, you are required to take into consideration, night driving, weather conditions, hills, curves, turns and poor lighting.  If you are driving your car and a car is traveling or stopped in front of you heading in the same direction and in the same path or lane of travel as you, you must be able to bring your car to a stop to...

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Driving Too Slow Not Sufficient for a Stop!

Image via WikipediaIn State v. Bacher, 170 Ohio App.3d 457, 867 N.E.2d 864 (2007), an officer pulled over a suspect because he was driving 23 miles per hour below the posted speed limit of 65 miles per hour.  Upon speaking to the driver, the officer noticed a strong odor of alcoholic beverage, pulled him from the car and subsequently arrested him for OVI.  The trial court reasoned that the stop was an "investigative stop" and overruled the defendant's motion to dismiss.Upon appeal, the appellate court reversed the ruling of the trial court, holding that a stop is...

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“POINTS” on your Ohio License

One of the most frequently asked questions to my staff involve the issue of POINTS on an Ohio driver's license.  "Points" under Ohio law are set forth at O.R.C. 4510.036(C).  The statute lists the following as 6-point violations:6 Point Violations -Aggravated Vehicular Homicide -Vehicular Homicide -Vehicular Manslaughter -Aggravated Vehicular Assault -Willful Fleeing and Eluding, -Failure to Stop and Disclose Identity at Accident -Street Racing -Driving Under Suspension -OVI (drunk driving) -Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle -Any felony motor vehicle violation or any felony committed with motor vehicleFour Point Violations -Operation of a Vehicle After Underage Consumption -Operation in Willful or Wanton Disregard of Safety (a reckless operation offense) -Exceeding the Speed Limit by...

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Due Process for Traffic Offenders (from the National Motorists Association)

By James Baxter, NMA PresidentThere’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 bad laws, unethical enforcement, and revenue hungry courts.Defendants are growing in numbers, they are coming to court better prepared to defend themselves, the police are being found lacking in knowledge and compliance with mandated procedures, ignorant arbitrary judges are being exposed, and pro-se defendants are mucking up...

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Ticketed for Sounding TOO Fast!

Image by myfear via FlickrOhio 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 Ken Roth ticketed Daniel Freitag in the village of West Salem as Freitag was driving with his wife Jane on US Route 42. Roth claimed his radar unit clocked Freitag at 42 MPH in a 35 zone. Roth also claimed he could hear Freitag's 2006 Lincoln...

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Ohio Changes Traffic Laws

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="108" caption="Image by liangjinjian via Flickr"][/caption]House Bill 2 changed the traffic laws of Ohio dramatically.  Here is a summary which can be found at the Ohio Department of Public Safety's website: http://publicsafety.ohio.gov/.  Three of the major legal changes are listed below. 1. Increase in speed limits for motor vehicles weighing in excess of eight thousand pounds empty weight or a noncommercial bus from the current 55 to 65 mph.  The new uniform limit would apply on certain interstate highways.  Citations for such vehicle violations will be issues as a violation of...

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