Roundup: August 28, 2017

In this week’s Roundup!

–CA Motorists fight back!–

–NC Court Upholds stopping drivers for no reason—

–Fed Judge strikes down IN Car Seizure Law (CAF)—

Friday, August 25, 2017
California Residents Fight Back Against Road Diets
State and local transportation departments around the country have been removing lanes of travel for cars and replacing them with bicycle lanes. Los Angeles, California became one of the first cities in the nation where a public revolt over these “road diets” has forced officials to reverse course. The city transportation department on Monday began restoring all four travel lanes on Vista Del Mar, a major coastal road in the Playa Del Rey neighborhood.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
North Carolina Supreme Court Upholds Stopping Drivers Without A Violation
Police in North Carolina can pull over motorists even if they have committed no traffic violation. The state’s highest court on Friday approved the stop of a man whose pickup truck fishtailed slightly while making a left-hand turn on a snowy road.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Indiana: Federal Judge Strikes Down Car Seizure Law
Police in Indiana may no longer seize automobiles for up to six months without giving the owner an opportunity to contest the seizure. A federal judge on Friday struck down the automobile portion of the state’s civil asset forfeiture statute, finding that it violated constitutional due process rights.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
California Cops Sue Over Ticket Quotas
Six police officers in Whittier, California have taken a stand against ticket quotas, and now they will have a chance to tell their story to a jury. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Howard L. Halm last month found sufficient evidence to believe the officers have a valid claim.

Monday, August 21, 2107
France, UK: Speed Cameras Disabled
Vigilantes in Essex, England have taken sixteen speed cameras out of service over the past five years. According to the Essex Chronicle, officials spent £83,300 (US $107,900) to repair thirteen devices that were set on fire and three that were rammed.

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