(Columbus, OH) A bill introduced in the Ohio House would give township police departments more jurisdiction on state highways.
The bill would give 24 Ohio townships interstate jurisdiction, including Sylvania and Perrysburg Townships, meaning I-75, I-475 and U.S 23 drivers could be ticketed by township police.
Right now, townships with fewer than 50,000 residents are not allowed to write tickets on state highways, but that threshold would be dropped to just 5,000 people. The bill also would prohibit townships from using speed cameras on interstate highways.
Fines collected through traffic violations under the bill would be placed in a road maintenance fund for those townships.