Roundup: August 7, 2017

In this week’s Roundup!

–Feds reject glove box search–

–LA, OH sign petition to end traffic cams–

–TX dumps failed toll road–

–NMA urges Trump Adm to dump ticket quotas–

Friday, August, 4, 2017
Federal Appeals Court Rejects Glove Box Search
The march of technology is eliminating another favorite tool police use to search vehicles. The Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals last week said police cannot rummage through an automobile’s glovebox without permission or warrant to “find the registration” when a simple computer search can look up the same information from the VIN, the vehicle identification number visible from outside the car.

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Louisiana, Ohio Residents Sign Petition To End Traffic Cams
The issue of red-light cameras and speed cameras could come to a vote in two more communities in Louisiana and Ohio. Petitions being circulated in New Orleans and East Liverpool would take the question out of the hands of local politicians and leave it to voters to make the ultimate call.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Texas Dumps Failed Toll Road
Tolls will soon be removed from the Cesar Chavez Border Highway in El Paso, Texas. The 8.9 mile express lane project near the border with Mexico opened to much fanfare in 2014, the product of a massive push by state transportation officials to charge motorists extra for a “more reliable commute” that bypasses heavy traffic on Interstate 10.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Motorist Group Urges Trump Administration To Dump Ticket Quotas
The time has come for the federal government to stop its support for ticket quotas, a driver’s rights group said in a letter to US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. National Motorists Association (NMA) President Gary Biller wants the Trump administration to nominate a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) chief willing to “shake up the status quo.”

Monday, July 31, 2017
Saudi Arabia: Speed Cameras Scorched, Tipped
Three speed cameras were disabled in Najran, Saudi Arabia on Saturday. According to Al Watan, the automated ticketing machine on King Fahd Road was set on fire. The camera on King Abdullah Road was knocked over. Officials scoured posts on social media sites to come up with four teenage suspects accused of tampering with the devices.

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