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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "traffic law" (Page 17)

Dayton DUI Defense Attorney Earns Certification

Dayton DUI defense attorney Charles M. Rowland II has earned certification in the administration and evaluation of standardized field sobriety tests by attending the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certification Student Course (NHTSA Course). This training course certified Charles Rowland in the most current NHTSA approved SFST training curriculum. This is the same NHTSA SFST training course that law enforcement officers are trained in nationwide and testify to in court. Certified attorneys are trained in: Perspectives on recognizing driving behavior exhibited by impaired drivers; Attitudes and skills in detecting the impaired driver; Understanding the tasks...

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DUI Science; there are only three standardized field sobriety tests

Extensive government testing was begun in the 1970's to determine a scientifically valid way of helping police officers detect intoxication in drivers under suspicion of drunk driving.  The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) guidelines were set up to help make these tests more accurate. After extensive testing, NHTSA determined that three tests were specific for alcohol intoxication: the HGN (horizontal gaze nystagmus), the walk & turn test and the one leg stand test. They are now called ‘standardized field sobriety tests.Many officers rely upon other tests to determine intoxication.  These tests may include:The Rhomberg stationary balance test wherein...

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MADD Secures Passage of ROADS SAFE Amendment

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]Today, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) secured passage of the ROADS SAFE Amendment as part of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act. The amendment was approved by voice vote in the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. The amendment provides $12 million per year over five years to help boost the research for the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety, or DADSS. DADSS is the result of a cooperative research agreement between the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS), comprised of the world’s leading auto manufacturers, and the National...

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Does the Ohio BMV keep crash report records?

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]Does the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Keep Crash/Accident Records?  How Can I Get  A Copy? Anytime an individual is involved in a motor vehicle accident in Ohio and a police report is made, all parties listed on the police report have an entry of that accident placed on their driving record. When this entry is placed on the record, there are no points assessed and it does not specify who was at fault.   A copy of the report may be obtained by writing to:Ohio Department of Public Safety 1970 W. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223...

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Ohio’s 6th Circuit Federal Appeals Court Embraces Speed Cameras

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="161" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]From www.TheNewspaper.com:  A divided three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit yesterday upheld the imposition of automated tickets on individuals who may or may not have committed any crime. The judges ruled on a case that began when Kelly Mendenhall received a ticket in the mail for allegedly speeding in Akron, Ohio in December 2005. Although the ticket against her was dismissed, her husband, Warner, fought the legitimacy of the Akron ordinance all the way to the state supreme court which,...

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Ohio DUI Law; State v. Craze (Reasonable Articulable Suspicion)

State v. Craze, 2010-Ohio-812, 09 COA 017 (OHCA5) This case is from the Ashland Municipal Court and raises the issue of what constitutes reasonable and articulable suspicion for a traffic stop.  On March 1, 2009, at approximately 2:06 a.m., Trooper Penny Beaty of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was performing traffic duty on Claremont Street in Ashland, Ohio when Appellant's vehicle passed her traveling on the same road. Trooper Beaty followed Appellant's vehicle onto West Main Street. While following the vehicle Trooper Beaty observed the vehicle's registration sticker on the rear license plate was blocked from view. Trooper Beaty then initiated...

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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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Dayton 2-way Street Conversion, Good Urban Design

Image via WikipediaFROM: www.daytonmostmetro.com, Dec. 15, 2009 by Bill PoteOver the past several weeks, work crews have been busy cutting out curbs for new turning lanes and installing new traffic light poles all over Downtown Dayton in preparation for the two-way street conversions that will be completed over the first few months of 2010 (view a map of the changes here).  This major change to downtown’s street grid was first introduced in 2003, and initial plans were introduced in public sessions in 2007 – with fierce opposition from downtown business owners who rightly argued against the loss of the majority of...

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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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International Speeding Ticket?

European countries connect vehicle records so that automated speeding tickets cross international borders.Speeding tickets are beginning to cross international borders in Europe, thanks to the European car and driving license information system, or Eucaris. At the beginning of the year, Swiss motorists began being charged for speed camera tickets issued by French authorities. As of October, the French government had collected on a total of 10,000 citations from violations allegedly committed by vehicles registered in Switzerland. A total of 1800 tickets were issued last month alone.Prior to Eucaris, most countries had no means of collecting on automated tickets issued to...

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