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.
Texas: Police chief accused of illegal traffic ticket quotas
League City Police Chief Michael Jez and one of his captains stand accused of creating illegal traffic ticket quotas and could face possible criminal charges based on a formal complaint.
Louisiana: More than half of tickets issued to city employees have been dismissed
City records show that of the parking and traffic camera tickets received by New Orleans city employees and officials since 2009, more than half have been dismissed and the fines waived.
Texas: “No refusal” DWI blood draw expands to every day
Suspected drunken drivers who refuse a breath test in Bexar County are now subject to a mandatory blood draw every day of the year under a dramatic expansion of a “no refusal” policy that had been limited to weekends.
Red-light traffic camera deals under scrutiny
Local governments hungry for revenue are signing contracts with red-light camera companies that put profit over traffic safety, according to a new study by a national public interest advocacy group.
Michigan: TV station, NMA member call out “improper” speed limit
WILX (Channel 10) in Lansing aired a special report featuring NMA member Jim Walker highlighting the struggle in setting a proper speed limit for a notorious speed trap in East Lansing.
Harley-Davidson recalling over 300,000 motorcycles
Harley-Davidson has announced that it is recalling 308,474 motorcycles and trikes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the rear brake switch may be exposed to excessive heat from the exhaust system.
Maryland: Cameras fill county, contractor coffers
The 14 initial speed cameras in Prince George’s County brought in more than $500,000 in the first month of the program, and the county plans to expand and operate 72 mobile speed cameras at more than 100 sites.
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