Reason #389 to Stay Out of Ohio

06/03/2010 @ 8:54 am, by Jensen Beeler24 COMMENTS

In a recent Ohio State Supreme Court decision, the armpit state of America further confirmed its status as the third worst territory in the United States by holding that a driver or motorcyclist can be convicted of speeding purely if it looked to a police officer that the motorist was going too fast.

The decision upholds a lower courts ruling, which held that a driver who challenged a speeding ticket could still be found guilty merely if the trooper stated the driver was “driving too fast” in their estimation.

In a 5-1 decision, Ohio’s highest court ruled that an officer’s visual estimation of speed is sufficient proof to convict a motorist of speeding, as long as the officer has been certified by a training academy, and has experience watching for speeders.

While we here at Asphalt & Rubber can find a number of things logically and legally wrong with this decision, we don’t really expect much from the state the brought us the tramp stamp tattoo and cornholing.

Source: Ohio.com