Roundup: January 4, 2012

Each Wednesday, we’ll publish quick summaries of the articles from the last week on We’re doing this because these articles are often strongly connected to the issues that National Motorists Association members are interested in.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Washington: City Clears Itself of Traffic Camera Corruption
Lynnwood, Washington on Wednesday released the results of an ethics investigation into the dealings between the city police department and red light camera vendor American Traffic Solutions (ATS). The investigation found no violation of the letter of the law in the city’s unseemly red light camera dealings.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Washington Appeals Court Denies Right to Challenge Traffic Tickets
Washington state’s second-highest court ended the year denying the right of motorists to challenge an unfair or unlawful ruling from a superior court judge. The Court of Appeals declared last Tuesday that it would not hear any appeals for infractions — not even from city governments.

Monday, January 2, 2012
Germany, Italy, Latvia, Spain: Public Fights Against Speed Cameras
A tenth of Spanish speed cameras disabled. German motorist installs warning signs, Latvian kicks a camera and Italians dump them.

Friday, December 30, 2011
2011 Year in Review
The ten most popular news stories on for the year 2011.

Thursday, December 29, 2011
Georgia Backs Off on Tolling
Stung by the unprecedented unpopularity of the Interstate 85 high occupancy toll lanes (HOT lanes) in Gwinett County, Georgia officials announced earlier this month that they canceled a high-priority tolling project. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) had initially planned on replacing freeway lanes throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area with a $16 billion network of toll gates, but that plan came to a halt as the first phase of the overall strategy fizzled.

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