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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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Fight Your Marked Lanes Violations, O.R.C. 4511.33 (by Dayton DUI)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has developed a guide for detecting drunk drivers.  In that guide, NHTSA identifies 24 "clues" that potentially impaired drivers exhibit.  Many of those "clues" relate to the driver's ability to maintain proper lane position.  Your attorney should aggressively defend your driving and point out to a judge or jury other possible causes of weaving such as: texting, eating, telephone calls, conversations with other passengers, changing the radio station, stretching, or fatigue may account for the driving.Your DUI defense lawyer should also be prepared to argue that your weaving may not violate Ohio law. ...

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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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Texting While Driving Is Illegal in Ohio

With the passage of H.B. 99, Ohio has joined other states in banning receiving or transmitting text messages while driving. The bill prohibits a person from driving a motor vehicle, trackless trolley, or streetcar on any street, highway, or property open to the public for vehicular traffic while using an electronic wireless communications device to write, send, or read a text-based communication. R.C. 4511.204(A)The bill defines ʺelectronic wireless communications deviceʺ to include a wireless telephone, text‐messaging device, personal digital assistant, computer, or any other substantially similar wireless device that is designed or used to communicate text. R.C. 4511.204(D)(1)  ʺWrite, send,...

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Dangers of Texting Outweigh Drinking or Smoking Marijuana

Texting while Driving Even More Dangerous than Driving while Drunk or High on Marijuana Research in Great Britain has found that texting behind the wheel is more dangerous than driving while intoxicated or under the influence of marijuana (cannibis).  The study used a driving simulator with young drivers aged 17 to 24. Writing or reading text messages reduced reaction time by 35%. In comparison reaction time dropped 21% for those under the influence of marijuana and 12% for those who were legally intoxicated by alcohol.  The ability of to keep a vehicle in a lane dropped by 91% for those texting,...

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