Last week, a Butler County judge ruled that the village of New Miami has used traffic cameras in a way that violates due process. The court ordered village officials to cease use of the cameras.
The latest ruling continues a trend of Ohio courts determining that traffic camera citations are unconstitutional. The schemes vary among municipalities, so one Ohio community may be using traffic cams lawfully while another is using them in a way that violates due process. Still, the emerging trend is for judges to rule them unlawful and hope that the Ohio State Supreme Court will settle the dispute in the near future.