Category Archives: Traffic

Dogged license

Q:        Can a Juvenile Court stop a teen from getting a driver’s license? A:        Three Ohio Appellate Courts have ruled on this issue (including the Fifth District, which covers Stark County). All three courts decided that it depends on the … Continue reading

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Fasten Your Seatbelts. Maybe.

Q:        Is it true that some people in Ohio do not have to wear seat belts? A:        Yes. While most Ohioans (and travelers from other states while in Ohio) must use a seat belt, there are a few exceptions. Children … Continue reading

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Just Stop – Horsing Around

Q:        Do I have to stop for a horse and buggy? A:        Yes – if the buggy driver signals for you to stop. Ohio law requires the operator of a motor vehicle to slow down and stop when signaled to … Continue reading

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ALS – The Less Painful Kind

Q:        What is an ALS? A:        An Administrative License Suspension (ALS) is a suspension of a driver’s license that can be imposed by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles before or without a court case. If a driver is arrested for … Continue reading

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Of Humane Bondage

What is bond? In a criminal case, courts generally release a defendant from custody on bail while the case is pending. Bail is a financial incentive for the defendant to appear for all hearings, and varies based on the level … Continue reading

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School Bus Traffic Whoas

Q: What is the rule on stopping for school buses? I see different drivers doing different things. A: The general rule is that drivers following or approaching a school bus that is stopped to pick up or drop off passengers, … Continue reading

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