Curated by Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director
Editor’s Note: The ATE Racket Report will be taking a vacation next week, December 2, 2019 and will return again on December 9, 2019.
The ATE Racket Report is a weekly feature of the NMA blog. We want to bring the issues of automated traffic enforcement to our supporters in a more coherent up-to-date fashion.
We love to hear from you about the report. Please feel free to comment below the post.
ATE Racket Report Stories of the Week
- Opinion: Worried about how facial recognition technology is being used? You should be
- US Senators Introduce Bill To Limit Facial Recognition Technology—but Does It Go Far Enough?
ATE Racket Report National Stories
- Dozens of US lawmakers call for government surveillance reforms
- US Lawmakers raise privacy concerns over Amazon home security system
- Popular Mechanics: Yellow Lights Are Too Short
- Uber plans to start audio-recording rides in the U.S. for safety
- Giving Government Vast Snooping Authority Is One Thing Democrats and Republicans Both Like
- Doorbell Surveillance Networks Have Arrived. Should We Be Scared?
ATE Racket Report International Stories
- Australia: Porn, public transport and other dubious justifications for using facial recognition software
- Canada: Windsor, Ontario City Council moves forward on photo radar, red-light cameras
- Canada: At the intersection of cash grab and safety in Winnipeg
TheNewspaper.com Stories of the Week
- DC Gives Meter Maids Power To Issue Lane Violation Photo Tickets
- East Liverpool, Ohio Officials Want To Burn Votes Cast In Anti-Camera Referendum
- California Court Upholds Warrantless GoPro Seizure
- France, Italy: Photo Radar Devices Trashed, Burned
MassPrivatel Blog Post of the Week
ATE Racket Report Regional and Local Stories
- County to use automated license plate readers to document poor air quality in some San Diego Neighborhoods
District of Columbia
- DC bill would boot, tow cars with multiple speeding, red-light camera tickets
- DC is defending 295 speed camera that reportedly issues $800 tickets
- Notorious 295 speed camera rakes in $26M, while DC residents question its legitimacy
- Debate continues over red-light cameras on the Suncoast
- Red-light camera company presents to Fort Myers City Council
- Some Chicago red-light camera intersections have shorter green lights, rack up millions in fines
- Former Chicago official had side job with red-light camera company
- Op-Ed: With corruption accelerating, slam brakes on red-light cameras
- Editorial: Red-light cameras–How greed threatens a useful safety tool
- Red-light camera companies can hire public officials as sales agents without disclosing it. That’s under federal scrutiny, and critics say the loophole should be closed.
- “It’s Kind Of Despicable”: Chicago Is Rigging Red-Light Cameras To Rack Up Millions In Fines
- Little to no oversight of red-light camera program on Long Island, NY
- Red-Light Camera Programs In NY Show Mixed Results
That’s this week’s ATE Racket Report. If you want to fight automated traffic enforcement or ATE in your town, county, or state, check out these NMA resources:
Check out the NMA Facebook Page called the ATE Racket Report
We are currently building a closed Facebook Group called the ATE Racket Report Discussion Group for local and state activists to have a space to discuss best practices and ask questions.
Here are links to several NMA Issue Pages:
Also, here are a number of NMA Blogs posts that might be of interest!
- 10 Reasons to Oppose Red-Light Cameras
- How to fight Red-Light Cameras in Your Neck of the Woods
- Build a Ballot Petition Campaign against Red-Light Cameras
- The “Gold Standard” for Red-Light Camera Accident Analysis
- The Truth About Speed Cameras: They Don’t Work
- Ticket Cameras Create Major Due Process Concerns