TheNewspaper.com Roundup: March 19, 2018

In this week’s TheNewspaper.com Roundup!

–NMA asks Feds to stop funding ticket traps–

–Feds try to restore confidence in Drugged Driver Survey–

–New Miami, OH cannot survive without ticket revenue–

Friday, March 16, 2018
Motoring Group Asks Feds To Stop Funding Ticket Traps
Speed trap towns should not get money from Uncle Sam if they are not following the rules. That was the argument the National Motorists Association made in a letter urging officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to stop bankrolling ticketing operations in jurisdictions that fail to adhere to federal standards designed to ensure speed limits are appropriate.

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Feds Try To Restore Confidence In Drugged Driver Survey
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is desperately trying to rehabilitate its controversial roadside drug testing program. On Monday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report outlining the reforms that NHTSA has proposed to address motorist concerns with the National Roadside Survey.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Federal Appeals Court Denies Camera Exec Demand For Reward
The former executive vice president of Redflex Traffic Solutions did not find a sympathetic ear in the Seventh Circuit US Court of Appeals on Monday. Aaron M. Rosenberg insisted he was owed $2.3 million as a reward for snitching on his colleagues at the Australian red-light camera vendor. A three-judge panel slammed the door on that idea.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Ohio Town Cannot Survive Without Speed Camera Revenue
The village of New Miami told the Ohio Supreme Court last week that its “fiscal integrity” would be compromised if a lawsuit succeeds in stopping the use of speed cameras. In January, the state Court of Appeals sided with motorists who challenged the constitutionality of the one-square-mile speed trap town’s photo radar program. To avoid paying the resulting $3 million in refunds, New Miami is begging the high court for relief.

Monday, March 12, 2018
Rhode Island, France, Italy: Speed Cameras Thwarted
A vigilante in Providence, Rhode Island, videotaped himself disabling a speed camera last week. GoLocal on Thursday showed footage of the device being spraypainted with the messages “LOL” and “UR welcome” on the side. Another camera on Mount Pleasant Avenue had yellow paint covering its lenses. The camera on Peace Street was grabbed by vigilantes in January.

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