Judge clears way for traffic cameras in Dayton

Traffic Cameras Ohio
Speed cameras aimed at U.S. Route 127 in New Miami, Ohio, Feb. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The City of Dayton can keep using its traffic cameras around the city.

The Montgomery County Common Pleas Court ruled on the city’s civil lawsuit Friday to allow the cameras’ use in the city and overrule the state’s mandate to require that an officer be present at each camera site.

Judge Barbara Gorman ruled that the State of Ohio overstepped its bounds when it established the new requirements for traffic camera enforcement.

“I am pleased with the decision by the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court,” said City Manager Warren Price.  Today’s ruling reinforces our right to self govern and keep our roads safe.”

The city took the action after a Lucas County judge placed the state’s ruling on hold in his jurisdiction. That ruling came March 23.

2 NEWS check with West Carrollton to see where it stands with using its traffic cameras.  It issued the following statement, “The City Law Director will review the decision and advise the City Council at their next meeting on April 14th. Until then, the cameras will not issue citations.

2 NEWS is working this developing story now. Complete coverage on FIVE on 2 at 5.

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