COLUMBUS, Ohio - For a third time, the Ohio Supreme Court is siding with cities that want to use traffic cameras in their enforcement efforts.
In a 5-2 ruling today, the Justices said legislative restrictions, like requiring a police officer to be present where the camera are used, are unconstitutional. It's a victory for Dayton, which claimed the 2015 law infringed on local control and undercut camera enforcement that's made cities safer. The Court also struck down a requirement that cities study their traffic problems for three years, saying that made the cameras cost-prohibitive. Critics say cities use them to boost revenues while violating motorists' rights.