A U.S. District Court in Akron, Ohio upheld the a traffic camera law in Cinncinnati, ruling that the law’s ability to impose a $100 fine was a civil penalty permitted under the U.S. Constitution.
The Plaintiff, a lawyer and former city councilman, is not done. He intends to challenge the case in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.
In Maryland, red light and radar cameras and growing Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Howard County, Baltimore City, Montgomery County, and Bel Air (Hartford County).
Personally, as a Maryland accident lawyer who has seen up close the harm that can come from speeding and running red lights, I hope the Plaintiff’s appeal fails. I think red light cameras, unmanned radar and all of these other “Big Brother” devices save lives. Is there some privacy intrusion? Yes, I guess. But it is relatively insignificant and, to me at least, well worth it if it saves a single life.
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