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COLUMBUS: Ohio's highest court has ruled that a person may be convicted of speeding purely if it looked to a police officer that the motorist was going too fast. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that an officer's visual estimation of speed is enough to support a conviction if the officer is trained, certified by a training academy, and experienced in watching for speeders.
The court's 5-1 decision says independent verification of a driver's speed is not necessary. The court upheld a lower court's ruling against a driver who challenged a speeding conviction that had been based on testimony from police officer in Copley, 25 miles south of Cleveland. The officer said it appeared to him that the man was driving too fast.
Originally posted by RicketyCricket
Speeding tickets are easy enough to beat in court, if you use the proper methods (calibration logs and charts for lasers, radars, and speedometers). I bet this will increase in court appearances by off duty officers, and a loss in production from the everyday folks fighting these tickets...
That is if it isn't thrown out immediately.