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.
Canada: Seniors say they received ticket for driving, talking on cellphone despite not owning device
A retired Winnipeg couple received a ticket for talking on a cellular device while driving, but they say they’ve never owned a cell phone.
Louisiana: New Orleans forgives all old traffic camera tickets to city employees
When it comes to paying for tickets generated by New Orleans’ traffic cameras, some of the biggest scofflaws are city employees driving taxpayer-financed vehicles. As of September 2011, at least 400 city vehicles had racked up fines totaling $547,580, according to records provided by City Hall in response to a public-records request.
Rhode Island: Judge imposes lifetime driving ban on 17-year-old boy
A Rhode Island judge says he imposed a lifetime driving ban on a 17-year-old boy after a serious car accident because he wanted to send a message about reckless driving.
Washington: Court rules no local votes on red-light cameras
City laws allowing for red-light traffic cameras are not subject to repeal by voters, Washington’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Illinois: Speed camera, yellow light bills pass out of committee
SB3504, Senator Dan Duffy’s “One Second For Safety” bill passed out of the Senate Transportation Committee Tuesday night. But so did Amendment 7 to SB0952, a bill to allow speed camera enforcement in all the counties which currently allow red light cameras.
Maryland: Traffic cameras to be added to Montgomery school buses next year
The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a bill Tuesday to authorize the installation of traffic cameras on the outside of school buses.
Wyoming: Drivers help set variable speed limits along I-80
Who knew drivers help determine the variable speed limit for segments of Interstate 80? Drivers’ speeds are tracked by sensors embedded in the pavement and installed on markers alongside the highway.
To see more stories like the ones above, check out our NMA Driving News site. Each weekday we update the site with news stories that are interesting and/or informative for drivers like you.
You deserve every speeding ticket you get. You can complain all you want after the fact, but it's true. Find out why.
It's one of the "great" American past times: complaining about unfair speeding tickets. There are two types of people when it comes to complaining about this particular type of traffic ticket. Which group are you in?
3 dirty tricks that the ticket camera industry uses to steal money from safe drivers. Discover what you don't know.
Despite years of evidence showing that ticket camera companies don't care about safety and will do anything for a buck, there are few tricks that the average driver often fails to notice. You can help expose them.