TheNewspaper.com Roundup: March 25, 2015


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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Texas: Red-Light Camera Firm Makes Second Attempt To Block Vote
American Traffic Solutions (ATS) will not take “no” for an answer. Earlier this month, a Tarrant County, Texas district court judge rejected the company’s attempt to stop Arlington residents from voting on May 9 about whether red-light cameras should stay or go. On Tuesday, ATS lawyer Andy Taylor filed an emergency petition challenging Judge Tom Lowe’s March 3 decision saying he had no jurisdiction in the matter.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Ohio Judge Puts Freeze On Traffic Camera Limitation For Toledo
Lucas County, Ohio Common Pleas Judge Dean Mandros stepped in at the last minute Sunday to prevent a new state law restricting speed cameras and red-light cameras from taking effect in Toledo on Monday. The ruling has no effect outside Lucas County.

Monday, March 23, 2015
Redflex US Chief Calls It Quits
The man brought in to rescue the US division of Redflex Traffic Systems from a corruption scandal and looming bankruptcy announced his resignation on Monday. James Saunders, who held the title of president and CEO of the American subsidiary of the Australian firm, will leave no later than June 30.

Friday, March 20, 2015
National Standard Heads Toward Longer Yellow Times
Red-light camera use has been on the decline nationwide, and the industry’s woes are set to worsen. The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is circulating proposed changes to its yellow signal timing formula that will give motorists more time to stop at intersections without getting a ticket in the mail.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Ohio Supreme Court Takes Up Another Speed Camera Case
The Ohio Supreme Court is a big fan of red-light cameras and speed cameras. It ruled last year that cities could create their own judicial panels, and in 2008 that it did not matter that the General Assembly refused to authorize speed cameras. Defense attorneys think that they have finally found a case where the high court justices cannot come to the rescue.

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