This is a weekly feature on the NMA Blog, running each Friday, where we highlight seven of the most interesting driving news stories of the week.
Florida: Red-light violators at hospital intersection in Tamarac ticketed
A local investigation found that drivers in Tamarac racing to the emergency room are being ticketed by one of the city’s red-light cameras. The city is making those violators pay the fine, even though they were having real medical emergencies.
Illinois: Downstate speed cameras meet resistance
A proposal to allow speed cameras outside of Chicago has stirred up mixed reactions from downstate lawmakers. A measure introduced last week by Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Collinsville, would eliminate a rule that restricts speed cameras to municipalities with a population of 1 million or more, allowing the devices to be installed throughout the state. Read the rest of this article »