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.
Connecticut: Red-light cameras are a no go for now
Red-light cameras at busy intersections will likely not become a reality this year. The bill’s chief sponsor said the issue is dead.
Iowa: Traffic camera ban does not get senate approval
Another attempt at banning traffic cameras in Iowa has been scuttled in the Senate. A bill to ban the cameras has passed the House. The Senate on Tuesday declined to take it up.
U.S. Transportation Secretary disavows cell phone story
US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is distancing himself from reports that he called for a federal law banning all cell phone use behind the wheel. The former Illinois congressman was in San Antonio, Texas speaking at a distracted driving summit.
Ohio: “Black box” in your car raising questions
Drivers might want to think twice before telling a police officer they were going the speed limit right before a crash. Their cars might know better.
Google approaching automakers to help build self-driving cars
Google Inc. wants self driving cars on the road sooner rather than later. It knows its autonomous vehicles work. Now, executives are approaching car makers about building the self-driving vehicles, according to The Detroit News.
Ontario: Traffic officers upset with quotas
A leaked memo references a quota imposed on Toronto Police traffic officers and also states their careers may be on the line should they not meet them.
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