News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Hennes Paynter Communications

Meaden & Moore


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government and Politics


Cleveland red-light camera appeals process restarts
For now, the city is ignoring a state appeals court ruling that the process is unconstitutional
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


Reporter
Kevin Niedermier
 
In The Region:

Despite a court ruling against it, the City of Cleveland restarted its appeal process today for drivers contesting red-light camera tickets. Last month the city halted the process after state appeals judges ruled it unconstitutional.

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:59)


In January, the 8th District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a driver ticketed by a Cleveland red-light camera who said the appeal process was flawed. The court agreed that under state law, red light camera tickets must be contested in a municipal court, not by a city clerk as it’s done in Cleveland and other cities.

The city then shut down its appeal process while its law department considered the matter.

Now, Cleveland officials say the ruling does not bar the city from using the appeal process, so it’s reopened the clerk’s office for people wanting to fight the tickets. The city is also continuing to reevaluate the process to see if it should be changed.  Meanwhile, the law department has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to overturn the appeals court ruling.

The appeals court did not say Cleveland’s red light cameras are unconstitutional, so the ticketing program itself was not suspended. Last year, red-light camera tickets generated $5 million for the city.

Listener Comments:

Went to get tags for my truck but was refused because of so called red light violation but have not received anything in mail. It seems like I am guilty and can not get current tags.


Posted by: d leigh (cleveland tx) on February 20, 2014 11:02AM
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Another Big Year for Ohio birder
Great piece about a great movie about great guys!

Cleveland protesters remain peaceful following Brelo verdict
THANK Goodness the Rev Al is headed to Cleavland to bring some civility to thses savage white PO-leece.

Cleveland deal ramps up civilian oversight of police
i would like to see police get mandatory psych evals one a year from out side the department.

The generation gap in care for developmentally disabled Ohioans
I don't understand how a few hours a day of caregiving can possibly help a person who lives with complex/multiple disabilities. Many waiver recipients totally d...

Marijuana referendum may change more than pot's legal status in Ohio
If our representatives would act in accordance with the will of the people things like this wouldn't happen. They dragged their feet and blocked discussion on t...

Area pastors and congregation members protest justice system
I live in Cleveland. trust me when I say the high incarceration rate is due to the high crime rate.

H1-B visa limits inhibit Cleveland startups and tech ventures
End the Indian h1-b visa scam now! Rishi Oza and other Indian operatives continue to lie both about the 'need' for these visas and the qualifications of Indians...

Ohio's attorney general rejectsthe latest proposal to legalize marijuana
i think the ag launguage is money hes talking about drug companies must pay him more than responsible ohio can

PBS documentary chronicles the fall of Saigon through new footage and stories
Hi, Does anyone know the number - in the pbs special "Last Days of Vietnam" documentary, of how many Vietnamese were evacuated? Please e-mail me the answer. T...

Protest planned at tomorrow's FirstEnergy meeting
The problems of the poor and downtrodden have nothing to do with First Energy. They are the result of Republican legislators who consistently reduce taxes on th...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University