Roundup: August 3, 2016

Each Wednesday, we’ll publish quick summaries of the articles from the last week on We’re doing this because these articles are often strongly connected to the issues that National Motorists Association members are interested in.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
New York Fights To Save Vision Zero Law
Officials in New York City, New York will fight to save a key “Vision Zero” law that automatically shifts blame on motorists in the event of a collision with a pedestrian or bicyclist. The Queens County District Attorney will appeal a late June ruling by New York City Criminal Court Judge Gia L. Morris that the controversial statue violated due process rights.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Pennsylvania Study Finds Higher Speed Limits Encourage Better Compliance
It is often said that raising speed limits serves as an invitation to drivers to hit the gas and exceed the limit by an even greater margin. That was not the case in a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) study released June 30. The report examined the effect of boosting the maximum legal speed on the Pennsylvania highways and toll roads to 70 MPH.

Monday, August 1, 2016
France, Italy, UK: Speed Cameras Painted, Torched
In Pistoia, Italy, vigilantes took out the recently installed speed cameras on the Via Montalese by covering the lenses with a thick coating of black spraypaint, Il Tirreno reported.

Friday, July 29, 2016
Texas Appeals Court Restores Right To Vote On Camera Ban
The public has a right to outlaw the use of red-light cameras by referendum, the Texas Court of Appeals decided on Thursday. The ruling was a blow to American Traffic Solutions (ATS), which successfully used a lower court injunction to block the May 10, 2014 public vote on camera use that had been scheduled in the city of Cleveland.

Thursday, July 28, 2016
Florida Appeal Court Saves Red-Light Cameras
Florida courts are split on red-light cameras. On Wednesday, a Court of Appeal panel in the Third District registered its disagreement with the Fourth District, setting the stage for the state Supreme Court to step in and resolve the split.

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