Is standing in the middle of flowing traffic considered legal or illegal solicitation?
Aug 20, 2015 tweet by Toledo Blade reporter Lauren Lindstrom
Aug 18, 2015 Facebook post with video by Yeah, I'm From Toledo:
In the past, Carty has shown that he believes that laws don't apply to him.
But maybe according to Toledo code, it's perfectly fine to solicit in the middle of congested traffic in construction zones.
2014 Blade story about panhandling:
Any public transportation vehicle
Within 20 feet of an automatic teller machine, or an entrance to a bank
From any operator or occupant of a motor vehicle, or from any person entering or exiting a motor vehicle
At any bus stop.
Within 20 feet of any crosswalk.
While standing in line, waiting to be admitted into a commercial establishment.
In a manner that would alarm, intimidate, threaten, menace, harass, or coerce a reasonable person.
Using profane or abusive language or gestures, either during the solicitation, or following a refusal
By touching the solicited person, without consent to the touching.
Jul 23, 2015 - Toledo Blade - Finkbeiner ticketed for taking campaign to the streets - "Potential Toledo mayoral candidate’s Interaction with driver held up traffic"
He can either pay the ticket through the mail or request a court hearing. The fine and court costs would be $158.00.
371.01. Right of way in crosswalk.
371.05. Walking along highways.
Where a sidewalk is not available, any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall walk only on a shoulder, as far as practicable from the edge of the roadway.
371.06. Use of highway for soliciting; riding on outside of vehicles.
Carty was campaigning. Supporters stood nearby with political campaign signs. Carty was soliciting voter support.
It appears to me that Carty is intentionally breaking the law. Apparently, rules do not apply to him.
Monitoring this clown's illegal activity looks like a job for a traffic enforcement camera or a Chicken Tom drone.