Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ohio Supreme Court okays estimates for speeding tickets

(AOL Autos) - The verdict rang alarm bells far beyond The Buckeye State. On June 2nd, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that police officers could issue speeding tickets based merely on visual estimates. The media frenzy was predictable, with most outlets mirroring a CNN report that said, "Motorists in Ohio, beware: Speeding is in the eye of the beholder, especially when police are the ones guesstimating."

But what’s the real story here? Have Ohio police truly been given official sanction to write you a speeding ticket without any radar proof? When it’s your word against the cop’s, does this mean the cop automatically wins, and you have no recourse to appeal? Will this decision grossly impact traffic enforcement in Ohio?

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