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: State Road citations surge with obstructed speed signs
As speeding citations surge on SR 60 near Plant City, FDOT was found covering speed limit signs with plastic bags—an apparent violation of federal guidelines.
Illinois: Judge tosses lawsuit to stop toll hikes
Last week, a judge dismissed a lawsuit that questioned the Illinois Tollway Authority’s ability to raise toll rates and declined to issue an injunction to stop the 87 percent toll increase slated to go into effect on January 1st.
High-tech cars raise possibility of cyber attacks
As cars and trucks have become laden with brainy devices to control a host of features, the vehicles have become increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks, studies find.
Colorado: Denver City Council gives initial OK to keep photo tickets
Following an audit that criticized Denver’s traffic photo-enforcement program as having unproven results, the City Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to renew the contract of the photo red-light program.
Florida: Tampa red-light cameras issue 12,606 citations in first weeks
Tampa police have issued more than 12,000 red-light camera tickets in the seven weeks the cameras have been operational.
California: State to stop towing cars of unlicensed drivers
The Associated Press reports that California will stop the practice of towing the cars of unlicensed drivers.
Oregon: Portland’s next for variable speed-limit signs
Portland is about to become the state’s next testing ground for variable speed-limit signs.
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