NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for July 14, 2017

In this week’s Driving News Roundup:

–TX groups want Gov to Push Ban on RLC—
–ACLU sues Albuquerque over Stingrays—
–CT now requires criminal conviction before CAF—
–ACLU sues SD over DUI/DUID catheters–

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NMA Driving News Stories of the Week

Federal Stats Overstate Role of Speeding in Fatal Crashes
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week released the agency’s latest analysis of speeding-related traffic fatalities in the United States. While the document concludes that speeding was a factor in 27 percent of fatal traffic collisions, a closer look at the underlying data show that only one-fourth of these “speeders” were actually exceeding the posted limit. The US Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) describes the actions of 48,613 drivers who were involved in 32,166 fatal crashes in 2015. NHTSA took the database and used the broadest possible definition of “speeding” to arrive at the 27 percent figure.

Wells Fargo is pulling back on auto lending
Wells Fargo & Co is scaling back and remolding its auto lending business in response to growing stress in the market, as well as a bank-wide push for more centralized risk controls. Wells, which was the No. 2 U.S. provider of auto loans less than a year ago, has already cut quarterly originations by nearly 30 percent over the nine months leading into March 31, according to a May 11 company presentation. It has also begun consolidating the collections operation in a move that people familiar with the business say could eliminate hundreds of jobs, after a new head of auto finance took the reins in April.

 

Opinion and Commentary from around the Web

 

News Stories from around the Web 

National News Watch

 

Auto Recall and Safety News

 

Automatic Traffic Enforcement and Surveillance

 

Driving in America

 

Infrastructure Watch

 

Vision Zero Watch

New York City street fatalities hit record low in first six months of 2017 under de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative

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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