Speeding is one of the most common traffic violations in Ohio, and it is one that law enforcement takes seriously. Recently, police focused on monitoring a specific stretch of U.S. 35 in Dayton in order to monitor driver behavior and hopefully discouraging different types of dangerous driving. As a result of this focused enforcement, police gave 100 speeding tickets in just one day. The plan is to continue this enforcement initiative.
Police say the intent of this type of enforcement operation is to discourage speeding and other violations in certain areas where this is a common problem. Speeding is a type of behavior that leads to a higher chance of an accident and an increased likelihood of fatal injuries in a crash. In this specific operation, police pulled over 108 different drivers. They gave out 100 speeding tickets.
Police state that of these 100 tickets, 90 of them were given to drivers going at least 20 miles per hour or more over the speed limit. They also gave tickets for seatbelt violations, driving under suspension, equipment violations and more. They gave out three warnings.
Fighting a ticket
Ohio drivers who get a speeding ticket during this traffic initiative would be wise to learn about the legal options available to them. In some cases, individuals facing a traffic violation of any kind can fight back against a citation, possibly mitigating some of the penalties they are up against. A driver who would like to explore this option may find it beneficial to discuss this possibility with an experienced defense attorney.