NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for April 6, 2018

In this week’s Driving News Roundup:

–OOIDA and NMA ask Court to halt PA Turnpike to Pay Payments to PennDot—
–Feds on collision course with California on Vehicle Emission standards—
–Speed Cam Ticket hearings halt in Providence, RI due to 12K ticket lawsuit—
–Vigilant Solutions attacks NonProfits for filing FOIA requests on ALPR data–

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NMA Driving News Story of the Week

Truckers and motorists ask court to halt Pennsylvania Turnpike toll payments to PennDOT
Groups representing truckers (OOIDA) and other motorists (NMA) asked a federal judge on Monday to halt the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s payments to PennDOT for transportation projects around the state while the court decides their claims that turnpike tolls are unconstitutionally excessive. The organizations sued last month, alleging the commission collects in tolls more than twice what it costs to operate the 550-mile highway system. Because the tolls bear little relationship to the use of the Turnpike or the benefit they receive, they violate the U.S. Constitution’s protection of the right to travel and limitation on state laws that affect interstate commerce, the proposed class action lawsuit claims.

Fuel efficiency standards put EPA on collision course with California
The Trump administration’s rejection on Monday of an Obama-era plan to make automobiles more fuel efficient opens up a long process to weaken current standards and puts California and the federal government on a collision course over vehicle emissions.

Providence, RI: Speed Camera Ticket hearings suspended over 12K ticket lawsuit
A lawsuit concerning more than 12,000 speeding tickets being issued by Providence, Rhode Island, speeding cameras in just a month has postponed all speed camera-related court hearings in the city. Thousands of drivers are suing the city over the thousands of tickets stemming from just six cameras in city school zones. WPRI-TV reports that Providence Municipal Court has postponed all speed-camera hearings for the month of April while the city fights the class-action suit.

License Plate Surveillance Company Attacks Nonprofits for Filing FOIA Requests
Vigilant Solutions said law enforcement is facing an “onslaught” of transparency requests from people who … want government to be accountable to taxpayers.

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