New Ohio lawsuit targets traffic cameras in Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – The city of Dayton has become the latest front in the legal assault on traffic cameras in Ohio.

Attorneys representing drivers filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Montgomery County. Dayton attorney Tom Manning was joined by the Cincinnati-based firm of Michael K. Allen & Associates, which has won court rulings against camera use in the southwest Ohio villages of New Miami and Elmwood Place.

The new lawsuit raises the same issues as earlier cases – charging that the automated traffic enforcement for speeding and red lights is an unconstitutional violation of due process rights and that the city’s system improperly bypasses the courts.

A lawsuit against cameras in the city of Toledo is pending before the Ohio Supreme Court. Supporters say traffic cameras stretch police resources and make communities safer.

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