Ohio Traffic Violation Code Information

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Ohio traffic laws are sometimes called "codes."
Ohio traffic laws are sometimes called "codes."

Ohio laws for the operation of motor vehicles are outlined in the Ohio Revised Code, Title 45. These codes deal with violations of speeding, failure to stop, reckless driving, and drinking and driving.

  1. Drinking and Driving

    • Drinking and driving can lead to jail time in Ohio.
      Drinking and driving can lead to jail time in Ohio.

      Driving while under the influence of alcohol or other substances is addressed in section 4511.19. These codes specify the blood, breath and urine concentrations that are over the legal limit, and give the courts the ability to impose fines, including jail time, treatment programs, loss of driving privileges and fines.

    Reckless Driving

    • Reckless driving applies to potential property destruction as well as bodily injury.
      Reckless driving applies to potential property destruction as well as bodily injury.

      Reckless driving is outlined in section 4511.20, which declares this violation as a minor misdemeanor. Reckless driving is defined as knowingly or carelessly driving in such a manner that the safety of others, or the property of others, is put in jeopardy.

    Traffic Signals

    • Running a red light in Ohio is costly.
      Running a red light in Ohio is costly.

      Section 4511.12 prohibits running a red light or a stop sign. Both of these acts are considered minor misdemeanors. As of 2009, the fine for running a red in Ohio was $190.00.

    Speeding

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