Ohio Court of Appeals Again Rescues Speed Cameras

The legal saga of New Miami’s speed camera program took an unexpected turn Tuesday after the Ohio Court of Appeals rescued photo radar by reversing a lower court ruling. Aspects of the class action lawsuit brought seven years ago by motorists demanding refunds from the illegal use of speed cameras have even been upheld by the state Supreme Court, but the three-judge appellate panel stepped said high court precedent would not allow the refunding of $3,066,422 in tickets to drivers.

“Though this case has been before this court three prior times, this is the first time that review of the merits of summary judgment has been properly before us,” Judge Robert P. Ringland wrote for the appellate majority.