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.
California: More LAPD officers allege ticket quotas
Ten more LAPD motor officers have sued the city, claiming harassment and retaliation after they complained they were forced to meet illegal traffic-ticket quotas.
Missouri: St. Louis County police chief challenges speed cameras
With talk of installing speed cameras along Interstate 70, St. Louis County’s Police Chief offered a challenge — if it’s not about the money, then give the revenue to charity.
Missouri: St. George dissolves court overseeing old traffic tickets
St. George Mayor Carmen Wilkerson said the move should help resolve the hundreds of years-old traffic warrants that still trouble drivers caught in the city’s now-defunct speed trap.
Ford recalling 1.1 million F-Series pickups over gas tank straps
Back in May of 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it was expanding its investigation of 2.7 million Ford F-150 models for corroding gas tank straps. Less than three months later, the recall is on.
Nissan recalling 20,000 new Altima sedans over suspension bolt
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says on its website that Nissan is recalling 20,000 copies of the 2011 and 2012 Altima built between April 25 and June 10 due to a suspension bolt that may not have been torqued to specification.
Nevada: Cell phone law starts October 1st
A new Nevada law prohibiting the use of a cellular phone or other handheld wireless communications device while operating a motor vehicle in certain circumstances, will go into effect on Oct. 1.
Great Britain: Big Brother is watching you: Every car in Royston is tracked by police
A sleepy Home Counties market town has become the first in Britain to have every car passing through it tracked by police cameras.
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