Roundup: March 5, 2018

In this week’s Roundup!

–Forgetful cops can testify using notes in TN–

–Short Yellow Lights win in IL–

–Redflex continues to lose money–

Friday, March 2, 2018
Tennessee: Forgetful Cop Can Testify Based On Notes, Video
Cops in Tennessee no longer need to have any independent recollection of the events about which they testify. The state Court of Criminal Appeals last week found no legal barrier to having a police officer testify in court about an incident that he does not remember.

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Illinois Appellate Court Again Sides With Short Yellow Times
Short yellow times are just fine, the Illinois Appellate Court declared in a ruling last month. A three-judge panel rescued Chicago’s red-light camera program from the prospect of paying $7.7 million in refunds to the 77,000 motorists who were ticketed at intersections where the yellow light was shorter than the federally mandated three-second minimum.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Redflex Continues To Lose Money
Redflex Traffic Systems lost $11.8 million in the past six months, continuing the Australian photo ticketing firm’s losing streak. In a report released to the Australian Securities Exchange on Monday, Redflex conceded that it has failed to pull out of the nosedive it has been in since 2014, when news of the Chicago, Illinois criminal bribery scandal surfaced.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Legislative Update: Speed Cameras In Indiana, Iowa And Virginia
Lobbyists for speed camera companies like American Traffic Solutions (ATS) and Redflex Traffic Systems of Australia have been making a major push to expand their marketplace in the United States. While this effort has advanced in Indiana, it has hit a roadblock in Virginia and faces a potential rollback in Iowa.

Monday, February 26, 2018
DC, France: Photo Radar Under Assault
Vigilantes took out eleven speed cameras throughout the District of Columbia last Tuesday. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the automated ticketing machines were ripped apart or knocked over on 295; Ridge Road and Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast; and Eastern Avenue, Fort Lincoln Drive, Kenilworth Avenue and South Dakota Avenue in Northeast.

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