NMA Driving News Roundup of the Week for September 29, 2017

In this week’s Driving News Roundup:

–Trump says PPPs won’t work for Infrastructure—
–CA may ban gas/diesel cars—
–Saudi Arabian Women can now drive—
–Stingrays still need a warrant to use—
–Yellow Lights are safer to use than RLC–

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NMA Driving News Story of the Week

Trump backs off vow that private sector should help pay for infrastructure package
President Trump told lawmakers Tuesday that he was abandoning a key element of his planned $1 trillion infrastructure package, complaining that certain partnerships between the private sector and federal government simply don’t work. Trump’s comments, described by a House Democrat who met with Trump and confirmed by a White House official, reveal an infrastructure plan that appears to be up in the air…

Combustion engines could go the way of the horse and buggy in California, top air regulator says
Imagine a future where only zero-emission vehicles could be registered in California or driven on the state’s freeways. Those are two tactics that could be used to help the world’s sixth largest economy phase out combustion engines, suggested California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols in a recent interview with Bloomberg. The state already has far-reaching policies for fighting climate change, but Nichols said Gov. Jerry Brown wants to make sure California is keeping pace with goals set by other countries. Britain and France plan to ban vehicles powered by gasoline or diesel fuel by 2040, and China recently announced it would set its own deadline.

Saudi Arabia women hail end of driving ban
One female activist called it a “great victory”, while another said things would “never be the same again”. The country’s US ambassador has described the move as “the right decision at the right time”. The Gulf kingdom is the only country in the world that bans women from driving – and women are still subject to strict dress codes and gender segregation. Until now, only men were allowed licences and women who drove in public risked being arrested and fined.

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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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