TheNewspaper.com Roundup: May 7, 2018

In this week’s TheNewspaper.com Roundup!

–FL Supremes Spike RLC Challenge–

–Top 10 Phote Enforcement Felons–

–IA Supremes ruling means gridlock Saves Speed Cams–

Friday, May 4, 2018
Florida Supreme Court Spikes Red-Light Camera Challenge
The photo enforcement industry picked up another win before state high court judges on Thursday. This time, in Florida, the Supreme Court decided that the use of private, for-profit contractors in running every aspect of a photo ticketing program is consistent with the intent of state lawmakers.

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Top Ten Photo Enforcement Felons
Many top photo enforcement industry executives have found themselves behind bars or under federal investigation. While the bribery scandal in Chicago, Illinois generated the most attention, envelopes filled with cash from Redflex Traffic Systems were also handed to politicians in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington according to Aaron M. Rosenberg, the Australian company’s former executive vice president.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Washington Appeals Court Busts Left Lane Bandit
Dawdling in the left-hand lane of a freeway is a crime, even when that driver is not impeding traffic. That was the conclusion reached last week by the Washington Court of Appeals, which upheld the conviction of Steven Martin Thibert, who was caught driving his silver Chevy Impala while high on marijuana because he refused to get out of the passing lane.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Iowa Supreme Court Ruling Means Gridlock Saves Speed Cams
Limiting the number of speed camera citations mailed out from Iowa’s freeways became much harder on Friday. The state Supreme Court torpedoed former Governor Terry Branstad’s (R) effort to use the Iowa Department of Transportation to eliminate what the agency determined were the most unfair speed trap locations.

Monday, April 30, 2018
DC, France: Speed Cameras Tossed, Painted
A vigilante in the nation’s capital took out a second speed camera on Thursday. The Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department said the automated ticketing machine located at the 3700 block of Southern Avenue in Southeast was damaged by a man in a pickup truck just after 5am.

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