NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for July 13, 2018

In this week’s Driving News Roundup:

–A Fort Worth, Texas effort to kill RLCs has failed—
–Trump says US will restrict EU Cars without good faith trade talks—
–Chicago…folks are getting more than one parking ticket —

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NMA Driving News Stories of the Week

A Fort Worth, Texas effort to kill red-light cameras fails, but will the state pull the plug?
The days of red-light cameras in Texas may be numbered. Organizers of a petition drive to have the cameras shut off in Fort Worth say their effort to gain enough signatures to put the issue on a ballot “fizzled,” but they hope the Texas Legislature will take up the issue next year. They want state lawmakers once and for all to ban these cameras, which generate millions of dollars each year for Texas and its cities. “If we can’t kill this at the ballot box, we can kill this at the pocketbook,” said Kelly Canon of Arlington, who led a successful effort to have red-light cameras shut off in Arlington three years ago. “We are looking at the Legislature to get rid of all the red-light cameras, not just those in Fort Worth.”

Trump: U.S. will restrict EU cars without ‘good faith’ trade talks
President Donald Trump warned the European Union on Thursday that the United States would act to restrict entry for European light vehicles if the bloc failed to treat America fairly on trade. Trump, who is set to host European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Washington this month, repeated his line that the EU was treating the United States unfairly on trade, shutting out U.S. farmers.

Chicago: Three City Sticker Tickets on the Same Car in 90 Minutes?
Chicago has issued 20,000 duplicate city sticker tickets since 2007. City officials are now looking at whether this violates a city ordinance and say motorists might be in for a refund.

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