Roundup: June 18, 2018

In this week’s Roundup!

–UK: London spends $1 Billion on barely used bicycle lanes–

–Snapchat Selfie Speeding Lawsuit greenlights in Georgia–

–No refund for RLC’s in Orlando Florida–

Friday, June 15, 2018
UK: London Mayor Spends $1 Billion On Barely Used Cycle Lanes
London mayor Sadiq Khan in 2016 announced his five-year plan to spend £770 million (US $1 billion) to promote bicycling even though it accounts for less than two percent of trips. The latest figures from the UK Department for Transport suggest motorcycles and automobiles are far more important for getting around the British capital, accounting for 78 percent of distance traveled and 62 percent of trips nationwide. Khan is lavishing millions, however, on the mode that accounts for 1.8 percent of trips and less than one percent of the distance traveled.

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Georgia Court Green Lights Snapchat Speeding Selfie Lawsuit
Is Snapchat liable for a car accident that happened while a driver was showing off her high speed with a photo filter? The Georgia Court of Appeals last week decided that the issue is important enough that it should not have been tossed out by a trial judge.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Speed Camera Companies Seek To Reinvent Selves
The largest players in the US photo enforcement market took steps to rebrand themselves last week in the face of rising opposition to the use of automated ticketing machines. Redflex Traffic Systems on Friday unveiled its plan to expand the business outside of the red-light camera and speed camera market in light of significant legal and financial troubles.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Florida Court: No Refund For Illegal Red Light Tickets
Florida vehicle owners who paid illegally issued red-light camera tickets will not be receiving a refund from the city of Orlando. The state Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that when people pay a citation, they are doing so voluntarily and are not entitled to their money back.

Monday, June 11, 2018
France, Italy: Traffic Cameras Assaults On The Rise
Protests against the heavy speed camera enforcement of lowered speed limits raged across France on Saturday. The French Federation of Angry Motorcyclists (FFMC) continues to rally members in demonstrations that include placing garbage bags over automated ticketing machines to prevent them from generating revenue.

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