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New Ohio lawsuit targets traffic cameras in Dayton

Published: Tue, March 25, 2014 @ 12:45 p.m.

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The city of Dayton has become the latest front in the legal assault on traffic cameras in Ohio.

Attorneys representing drivers filed a lawsuit today in Montgomery County. Dayton attorney Tom Manning was joined by the Cincinnati-based firm of Michael K. Allen & Associates, which has won court rulings against camera use in the southwest Ohio villages of New Miami and Elmwood Place.

The new lawsuit raises the same issues as earlier cases — charging that the automated traffic enforcement for speeding and red lights is an unconstitutional violation of due process rights and that the city’s system improperly bypasses the courts.

A lawsuit against cameras in the city of Toledo is pending before the Ohio Supreme Court. Supporters say traffic cameras stretch police resources and make communities safer.


1billdog1(1804 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

They fine drivers for minor infractions. These should be illegal to make, ending the mess in the courts for some greedy selfish lazy politician to make money.

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2NilesOhio(766 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

Agreed. If anyone believes these were made to "make communities safer", then they're only fooling themselves. It's all about money and always has been.

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3JoeFromHubbard(1139 comments)posted 9 months, 1 week ago

It's all about money and always has been.


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