Roundup: January 2, 2016

In this week’s Roundup!

  • Small Town Speed Traps sanctioned by State of OH –
  • Redflex cuts a deal –
  • Police Search Ruse thrown out in Kansas –

Friday, December 30, 2016
2016 Year In Review
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Thursday, December 29, 2016
Ohio Extends Authority For Small Town Highway Speed Traps
The Ohio General Assembly earlier this month gave the green light for small townships to set up speed traps on highways that had previously been off-limits to ticketing. By a 30 to 1 vote in the state Senate and an 81 to 16 vote in the House, lawmakers deleted the existing prohibition so that the state’s smallest jurisdictions may now issue tickets on any road that is not an interstate highway.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Redflex Cuts Prosecution Deal With Feds
The US Department of Justice will close its corruption case against Redflex Traffic Systems in Illinois and Ohio. The department on Wednesday announced it had signed a non-prosecution agreement with the Australian firm, but the deal does not quite mean that Redflex is in the clear.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Kansas Supreme Court Throws Out Search Ruse
Police often employ tricks to convince motorists stopped for minor traffic offenses to consent to vehicle searches. The Kansas Supreme Court said on Friday that these tactics were unacceptable in the case of Gerald E. Cleverly Jr, who was a passenger in a pickup truck pulled over in El Dorado on January 30, 2012.

Monday, December 26, 2016
Maryland, France, Italy: Speed Cameras Decorated, Destroyed
In Bourlens, France, vigilantes earlier today set fire to the speed camera on the RD102, Sud Ouest reported. Police have no idea who might be responsible. According to Le Progres, more artistic vigilantes in Saint-Chamond covered the speed camera on the RN88 with the blue, white and red colors of the French flag last week Monday. In Gaillardbois-Cressenville, vigilantes torched the speed camera on the RD6014 last week Sunday, L’Impartial-andelys reported.

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