(Toledo, OH) The Ohio Supreme Court will allow Toledo to keep using its stationary red light and speed cameras.
In a 4-to-3 ruling, the Ohio Supreme Court stated challenges to regulating the use of red-light and speed cameras must be resolved by trial courts. Justices applied their ruling from last July in a Dayton case that parts of the state law are unconstitutional requiring a police officer be present to issue tickets is unconstitutional because it violates home rule laws.
Toledo's law department says the city will keep its stationary red light and speed cameras in operation. The argument of cash cow versus traffic safety remains.
But handheld speed cameras being used by Toledo police are bringing four times more to the city budget than the stationary traffic cameras.