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Supreme Court Adopts Electronic Ticket Amendments

The Ohio Supreme Court has adopted amendments to the Ohio Traffic Rules about electronic tickets issued by law enforcement to account for an ongoing pilot project.

Rules took effect in January to facilitate the use of e-tickets. Subsequently, the Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure learned of a State Highway Patrol effort to issue e-tickets but file paper copies with the local court. The rules amended in January only covered tickets issued and submitted electronically and did not account for this “hybrid” system.

To facilitate the pilot project, amendments to Traf.R. 3 delete the requirement that an electronic ticket meet the mandatory “form and content” requirement of a paper ticket. The amendments also maintain that any paper ticket generated from the e-ticket be of sufficient quality to meet record retention requirements.

Access the text of the amendments.

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