NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for September 7, 2018

In this week’s Driving News Roundup:

  • IIHS Fakes Speed Limit Study Results
  • NJ Judicial Commission Takes on Ticketing for Profit
  • NJ State Senator Introduces Camera Enforcement Inoculation Act

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NMA Driving News Story of the Week

IIHS Fakes Speed Limit Study Results
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) boldly proclaimed last week last week that its new study proved lowering speed limits reduced speeding. The report examined the effect of the speed limit reduction that took effect in Boston, Massachusetts, in January 2017. The National Motorists Association (NMA), a drivers’ advocacy group, says the IIHS is intentionally misleading the public. “Lowering the speed limit by 5 MPH on city streets can improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists alike by reducing speeding, new research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates,” the insurance industry press release claimed. The study, which did not consider any safety-related data, found no change in the mean speeds of traffic after the speed limit was lowered.

New Jersey Judicial Commission Takes On Ticketing For Profit
Panel commissioned by New Jersey Supreme Court recommends reform to end municipal court use of traffic tickets to generate revenue.

State Senator Declan O’Scanlon Introduces Legislation to Protect NJ Motorists from Other States’ Traffic Camera Schemes
New Jersey MVC will no longer be provide information about resident motorist to companies that operate red-light and speed cameras for other states, if bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Declan O’Scanlon, Nick Sacco, Nicolas Scutari becomes law. The Camera Enforcement Inoculation Act prohibits the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission from providing identifying information to camera enforcement entities, thus making it impossible to issue tickets for automated enforcement infractions to New Jersey motorists.

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

Court Cases of Interest plus Police Reform/Corruption

Driver’s License Watch

Driving in America

Driving Tips

Infrastructure Watch

Tolls in America

Vision Zero 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 Wednesday catch the Car of the Future Roundup blog post.

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