NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for March 9, 2018

In this week’s Driving News Roundup:

–Miami no longer issues RLC tickets—
–Providence, RI traffic court in chaos due to Speed Cam Tickets—
–DE Bill would lower BAC limit to .05—
–Texting ban while driving bill dead in Florida–

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NMA Driving News Story of the Week

Miami, Florida Will No Longer Issue Tickets from Red-Light Cameras
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez on Thursday announced that the city will no longer issue tickets from red-light cameras. “The days of our most vulnerable residents being overburdened by these costly fines are over,” Suarez wrote on Twitter.

‘We should start a revolution.’ 12,000 people nailed by Providence, RI speed cameras are furious
The evening session of the city’s municipal court was still a full hour away, and already the Public Safety Complex had descended into madness. The lobby was jam packed. A line of people snaked out the door and down the sidewalk. And, boy, were they steamed — because the city had set up some traffic cameras and, over the course of a few weeks, issued more than 12,000 speeding tickets. We’ll say that again: Twelve THOUSAND.

This Is the Human Driving Manifesto
Do you like driving? I do. It’s not about speed. It’s about freedom. It’s about choice. Car in the garage. Keys in hand. Hands on wheel. We choose where we go and when we go, and we choose how we get there. With the rise of self-driving cars, an army of experts would have us believe freedom and choice are a bad thing. From behind the banner of safety, they claim autonomous technology will save us from the tyranny and danger of human control. Their strategy is to claim that autonomous technology creates an either/or scenario where human driving is in conflict with safety. That strategy is based on a lie.

Riding Transit Takes Almost Twice as Long as Driving
If transit systems want to attract more riders, they need to find ways to speed up the journey to work. See how the times compare in your metro area.

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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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