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.
Congress slams red-light cameras, funds highways
Congress on Friday authorized spending $96 billion on various transportation and transit programs through the year 2017, but none of that money will go to red-light cameras.
Arizona: Nude carjacking spree leaves seven injured
Police say a man in Scottsdale, Arizona went on a carjacking spree that left a trail of destruction behind him. He could potentially face charges for carjacking, robbery and leaving the scene of an accident.
Pennsylvania: State extends red-light camera law
The Pennsylvania legislature approved House Bill 254 late Saturday night which extends the red-light traffic camera laws in Philadelphia, but also allows for the red-light cameras to be placed in other municipalities.
Rush to buy breathalysers after new French laws
New motoring laws come into force in France from July 1, making it compulsory for drivers to carry breathalyser kits in their vehicles. Motorists and motorcyclists will face an on-the-spot fine unless they travel with a single-use breathalyser device as part of a government drive to reduce drink-drive related deaths.
New Jersey: How one ticket put the brakes on red light cameras
It was the traffic ticket that put a despised multimillion-dollar state program in limbo.
Tennessee: OUI stops will include blood test
Law enforcement will be implementing a new law that allows them to quickly obtain search warrants to draw blood and determine the alcohol/drug content in a suspected drunken driver’s blood.
Police union cries foul over Daytona traffic-stops plan
Hoffman and Daytona Beach police Chief Mike Chitwood say the idea instituted in March was not a ticket quota but a proactive operation designed to drive down crime and reward the officers who worked the hardest.
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