Ohio’s High Court Upholds Traffic Camera Enforcement

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The Ohio Supreme Court has again upheld use of traffic camera enforcement by the state's municipalities.

A lower court agreed with a ticketed motorist's contention that Toledo overstepped its authority with a camera system, but the Supreme Court justices split 4-3 to reverse the lower court ruling.

The driver's attorneys had argued that the system improperly bypassed the courts and violated his rights to due process.

The high court stood by its 2008 ruling in a challenge to Akron cameras that cities have "home-rule authority" to use the cameras.

Camera advocates say they free up police for other crime-fighting and make communities safer. Foes contend they are aimed primarily at raising revenues.

The justices focused on legal issues, not the debate over safety and revenue.