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.
New Jersey: Senator introduces bill to ban red-light cameras
A New Jersey state Senator has introduced legislation that would ban municipalities from using camera systems which detect violations of traffic control signals and automate the process of issuing tickets to drivers.
North Carolina: Cary red-light camera malfunctions 31 times
At least 20 people were victims of the same overenthusiastic Cary traffic camera system, and town officials are not happy. After an investigation revealed the repeated glitch, and amid a lawsuit regarding the camera network, two council members said Cary could make significant changes to its automated red-light ticketing program.
Florida: Florida Highway Patrol troopers disciplined for speeding
Fallout from a Sun Sentinel investigation of speeding cops widened Monday as the Florida Highway Patrol confirmed 31 troopers received oral reprimands for driving at excessive speeds and another 17 troopers are still under internal investigation.
Texas: Judge strikes down red-light camera referendum
A Calhoun County, Texas judge on Monday ruled that voters were prohibited from having a say in whether a foreign company can issue red-light camera tickets in the city of Port Lavaca because the photo enforcement program’s primary purpose is revenue generation.
Louisiana: New Orleans traffic camera ticket appeals process will change if Gov. Jindal approves
The city of New Orleans will set up a new method for drivers to appeal tickets issued by traffic cameras if Gov. Bobby Jindal goes along with a bill passed 93-0 by the House late Wednesday.
Washington D.C.: Moves to eliminate shifting blame for camera tickets
Get a ticket generated by one of the District’s speed and red-light cameras? If a D.C. Council committee gets its way, “Someone else was driving” won’t be an acceptable excuse anymore for motorists looking to transfer blame.
Alabama: Prichard looking to speeders to increase city revenue
Prichard is counting on thousands of speeders to generate new revenue for the city, pay for six police officers and help curb crime, Mayor Ron Davis said Wednesday.
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