FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

Traffic Cameras Ruled Legal

June 20, 2003  | 

A D.C. Superior Court judge ruled that fining the owners of cars caught on camera breaking traffic laws in the city does not violate the Constitution.

Two people sued the city, saying electronic enforcement systems violate citizens right to due process because a person is considered guilty automatically. Their attorneys wanted to expand the suit into a class action, including people who were fined based on traffic cameras going back to 1999, when the system was put into place.

Judge Melvin R. Wright disagreed with the motorists and their attorneys. He threw out the suit. He said the city can legally presume the owner of the car is guilty as long as he has time and opportunity to fight the charge.

Request more info about this product / service / company

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

New York Lawmaker Wants Parole Board Members who Freed Cop Killer Removed
Bell — one of three Black Liberation Army members who killed NYPD Officers Joseph...
Austin Police Ask Bomber to Talk to Them After Fourth Attack
“These events in Austin have garnered worldwide attention, and we assure you that we are...
Accused South Carolina Cop Killer Charged and Denied Bond
Christian McCall, 47, was booked into the Mecklenburg County, NC, jail Thursday morning...
Former Parkland High School SRO Wanted Accused School Shooter Involuntarily Committed in 2016
The documents in the criminal case against Nikolas Cruz, which were obtained by The...

Police Magazine