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.
A holiday appeal to left-lane scofflaws
Ordinarily, slow drivers who hang out in the left lane of a highway make me want to curse. But today I will refrain from name-calling and finger-pointing except to say: Is it asking too much for people to show a little lane courtesy?
New York: Onondaga County sheriff open to corporate sponsors
Due to budget cuts, Sheriff Kevin Walsh has proposed a corporate sponsorship to keep the county’s helicopter flying.
New Jersey: For some state troopers, construction details are a gold mine
All that construction on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway has put plenty of money into the pockets of — state troopers?
Missouri: MoDOT tweaks duration of stoplights
According to figures provided by MoDOT, the duration of yellow lights at four of the five Columbia intersections where red-light cameras are installed was shortened by tenths of a second while the duration of the all-reds was lengthened.
Florida: Lawmakers to consider repealing red-light cameras
One of the most hotly debated issues of the 2010 Florida legislative session is coming back before lawmakers. Rep. Scott Plakon, filed a measure to repeal the law authorizing the use of red-light cameras.
30-year-old corn ethanol subsidy nixed by Washington
A federal subsidy for blending corn-based ethanol with gasoline has been a source of consternation for 30 years. According to The Detroit News, Congress has wrapped up its work for 2011 without extending the incentive, a move that’s drawn praise from environmental groups and taxpayer advocates.
Illinois: PETA wants roadside memorial to dead cows
Earlier this week, the animal rights group announced they were officially asking the state of Illinois to erect a roadside memorial to commemorate the death of 16 cows which were killed in an accident back in May where I-80 and I-294 meet.
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You deserve every speeding ticket you get. You can complain all you want after the fact, but it's true. Find out why.
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