Roundup: April 6, 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, April 6, 2016
Arizona Cities Look To Redflex For Photo Radar Direction
Arizona cities have remained silent about their response to Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s ruling requiring red-light camera and speed camera vendors to obtain private investigator licenses. Behind closed doors, however, the cities have closely coordinated their response with Redflex Traffic Systems of Australia, intending to preserve their lucrative automated ticketing programs.

Monday, April 4, 2016
France: Speed Cameras Burned, Besmirched
Vigilantes in Rouvrois-sur-Othain, France burned a speed camera on Monday. According to Est Republicain, the same automated ticketing machine on the RD618 had been spraypainted in January 2014 and burned in December 2015. In Lot-et-Garonne, the speed camera on the RD911 was smeared with excrement last Tuesday, Sud Ouest reported.

Friday, April 1, 2016
Photo Enforcement Shut Down In Arizona
Red-light cameras and speed cameras are no longer issuing citations in Arizona. Cities throughout the state have decided to unplug their automated ticketing machines in the wake of last month’s surprise opinion from Attorney General Mark Brnovich requiring photo ticket vendors to obtain private investigator licenses.

Thursday, March 31, 2016
2015 Government Report Questions Vehicle Inspection Value
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) wonders whether state vehicle inspection programs have any real value in terms of safety. In an audit report issued in August, the watchdog agency examined the safety inspection programs in fifteen of the sixteen states that have them. The auditors compared outcomes in these jurisdictions with four of the states that recently dumped their inspection programs.

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