In this week’s TheNewspaper.com Roundup!
-$23,000 in toll road feed per year in VA?
-Gun in U-haul needs a permit in NB
-OH Supreme Court wants access to police dashcam
Friday, December 23, 2016
Redflex Losses Expected To Mount In 2017
Financial troubles will continue to plague Redflex well into the new year. In a statement today to Australian investors, the scandal-plagued photo ticketing firm warned that losses would continue to accumulate over the next six months.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Virginia Delegate Slams Annual $23,000 Toll Road Fees
Virginia commuters may soon pay some of the country’s highest toll road fees as the conversion of Interstate 66 into a toll road accelerates. In an op-ed published Monday in the Fairfax County Times, state Delegate Bob Marshall (R-Manassas) calculated the annual cost of tolling to some of his constituents could exceed $23,000.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Nebraska Supreme Court Says Gun In A U-Haul Requires Permit
The Nebraska Supreme Court just made it harder for gun owners to drive through the state without running afoul of the law. The justices unanimously ruled Friday that a driver must have a concealed carry permit even when his gun is stored in an inaccessible part of the vehicle — a precedent that may leave SUV owners with limited travel options.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Ohio Supreme Court Orders Access To Police Dashcams
The Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper demanded access to an hour’s worth of footage from an uninteresting Ohio State Highway Patrol freeway chase. When the state Department of Public Safety (DPS) refused to hand over the video, the Enquirer had its opportunity to set a precedent with a lawsuit. It worked, as the state Supreme Court ruled that the public should, with limited exception, have access to police dashcam recordings.
Monday, December 19, 2016
France: Spraypaint Decorates, Fire Destroys Speed Cameras
In Souain-Perthes-les-Hurlus, France, vigilantes on Saturday covered the automated ticketing machine with pink spraypaint and a happy face, L’Union reported. In Esquennoy, a heart was added in black spraypaint to the speed camera on the RD1001 last week Sunday, according to Le Bonhomme Picard. The speed camera on the N88 in Yssingeaux also was attacked with black spraypaint on Satuday, La Commere 43 reported, marking the fourth time in two months that this device has been disabled. According to Le Parisien, the speed camera on the RD 983 in Arthies was set on fire last week Sunday, just eleven days after it was installed.