NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for September 1, 2017

In this week’s Driving News Roundup:

–Another FL HP officer resigns in ticket quota gate—
–Trump reverses Ban on Military Gear going to Police—
–Hurricane Harvey Hits Texas Hard—
–Dealerships need more mechanics—
–Ford and VW has new recalls—

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NMA Driving News Stories of the Week

Another Florida Highway Patrol official resigns in wake of ticket quota scandal
This is the second resignation this month. Maj. Mark Welch of Tallahassee’s Troop H resigned after he told troopers they weren’t writing enough tickets. Top state officials have insisted that ticket quotas are not allowed.

Government Report Calls For Clarity On Automobile Privacy
The push to connect vehicles to one another and to the Internet has created a role for federal agencies to clarify its privacy protection role, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) concluded in a report released on Monday. The government watchdog agency is worried that vehicles will continue to collect more and more data while federal standards continue to fall behind, failing to keep up with the pace of change in the industry. “These vehicles can collect and share data about where drivers go and how they drive, information that used to be impossible or very difficult to collect,” GAO researcher David J. Wise wrote. “As vehicles generate, collect, and transmit more data, members of Congress, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and others have recognized the potential for risks to consumers’ privacy.”

Trump Reverses Obama’s Ban on Military Gear Going to Police
President Trump signed an executive order on Monday, marking the administration’s latest departure from its predecessor’s policing policies.

Hurricane Harvey News

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

Driver’s License Watch

Driving in America

Infrastructure 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 other Sunday, catch the Car of the Future Roundup blog post.

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