FEATURED PHOTO: EAST CLEVELAND MAYOR BRANDON KING
Ideastream.org, By Jo Ingles, Posted July 10th 2019
While the new statewide gas tax went into effect on July 1, more rules in the transportation budget went into effect July 3, just in time for the extended holiday weekend.
Restrictions on red light cameras are among them. The new restriction deducts, dollar for dollar, from local government funds any amount raised by cities from red light camera fines.
“This is to ensure that these cities are not policing for profit, that they are not using red light cameras as a source of revenue for pet projects but rather for safety, as many of them say they are using it for,” says Republican Rep. Niraj Antani, who supports the new restriction.
Another new traffic-related law effects skateboarders: it is illegal for them to hold onto the back of a moving car while riding a skateboard in Ohio.