I-80 ticketed drivers allowed to join class-action speed cam suit

Staff report


Judge Andrew Logan of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court is allowing all people who were issued a citation for allegedly traveling in excess of 55 miles per hour between Dec. 7, 2017, and Jan. 7, 2018, westbound on Interstate 80 to join a class-action lawsuit against Girard and Blue Line Solutions.

Atty. Marc Dann filed the litigation last year.

The litigation against the city and Blue Line Solutions, a Maryland-based speed camera company, revolves around the contested speed limit the month after construction ended on I-80.

The typical speed limit is 65 miles per hour, but during construction it was reduced to 55 mph. The city enforced the temporary reduced speed limit because the construction contractor left the reduced speed-limit signs up, but an Ohio Department of Transportation spokesman said last year the journalized speed limit was 65 mph.

Dann alleges more than 7,000 drivers who were driving above 55 mph were wrongfully ticketed.

Read more about the matter in Thursday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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