June 4, 2010 11:28 AM
In an article by the Columbus Dispatch, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday morning that an Ohio officer trained to estimate speed with his eyes does not need a radar gun to catch people speeding. The ruling was 5-1.
The 8th District Court of Appeals in Cleveland thinks that cops need more than just an estimate by sight to convict someone for speeding, but Supreme Court Justice Maureen O’Connor, writing for the majority, says that the 8th District stands alone in their belief.
Officers will only be able to ticket drivers based on estimation if they are trained, certified and experienced. Still no word if officers can be trained to detect if a driver has valid auto insurance. Do you think this is fair? Will you still think it’s fair after you get pulled over based on an estimate?
[Source: Columbus Dispatch]