NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for August 11, 2017

In this week’s Driving News Roundup:

–Traffic Ticket Quotas in FL—
–Driver’s License Info for sale—
–Fixing of Bridges has increased—
–GM Recalls 700,000 trucks–

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NMA Driving News Stories of the Week

A speeding ticket quota at Florida Highway Patrol? You decide
A top official of the Florida Highway Patrol has told the troopers under his command that they are not writing enough speeding tickets. Maj. Mark Welch of Troop H, based in Tallahassee, said in an email (below): “The patrol wants to see two citations each hour … This is not a quota; it is what we are asking you to do to support this important initiative.” The initiative is SOAR, or the Statewide Overtime Action Response program, paid for by taxpayers. State troopers, who are among the lowest-paid in the country, can make extra money working the roads, and part of their job is to deter speeders.

Indiana plaintiffs to appeal loss in bid to restrict use of license info
Lawyers and the public may continue to buy crash report information online after an Indiana judge ruled against plaintiffs who argued information gathered from their driver’s licenses was protected from disclosure by federal law. But that won’t be the last word on the matter.

Opinion and Commentary from around the Web

News Stories from around the Web

National News Watch 

Auto Recall and Auto Safety News 

Automatic Traffic Enforcement and Surveillance 

Driver’s License Watch and Driver’s Education News 

Driving in America 

Driving Tips 

Infrastructure Watch 

The NMA Driving News Roundup is a regular feature on the NMA Blog, where we highlight some of the most interesting driving news stories of the week. If you have a story for Driving News, send the url via email to nma@motorists.org. Every other Sunday, catch the Car of the Future Roundup blog post.

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