Roundup: May 15, 2017

In this week’s Roundup!

–OH Lawmaker challenges RLC use–

–IA Court Rejects another IIHS witness–

–TX Cops Get OT for testifying against RLC–

Friday, May 12, 2017
Incoming French President To Continue Anti-Motorist Policies
When Jean-Marie Le Pen appeared as the National Front’s candidate for president of France ten years ago, he pledged to get rid of speed cameras. In last Sunday’s election, Le Pen’s daughter, Marine Le Pen lost by a wide margin to Emmanuel Macron, who as a candidate pledged to expand the number of speed cameras.

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Ohio Lawmaker Challenges Expanded Speed Camera Use
Some Ohio municipalities decided this week to revive their photo ticketing programs, while a member of the state House leadership is moving to stop them. The Dayton city commission voted Wednesday to conform Dayton’s automated ticketing program to statewide legal requirements. The new ordinance authorizes a for-profit private contractor to run red-light cameras, handheld speed camera guns and portable photo radar trailers.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Iowa Court Rejected IIHS Expert Witness
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has once again been chided by a state government for its red-light cameras and speed camera promotion efforts. Months after being admonished by the Virginia Department of Transportation for illegally setting up photo radar on freeways, the insurance industry’s public relations arm was embarrassed by having its senior vice president for research excluded from an Iowa courtroom.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Texas Cops Get Overtime For Supporting Red-Light Cameras
Speaking publicly in favor of red-light cameras is earning favors for Texas police officers. Garland Police Lieutenant Pedro J. Barineau appeared in a political advertisement generated on behalf of the red-light camera industry in full uniform.

Monday, May 8, 2017
France, Italy: Spraypaint And Guns Used Against Speed Cams
In Adria, Italy, vigilantes opened fire on a speed camera, landing six shots in total. According to to La Piazza, residents nearby heard the shots in the early morning hours on Wednesday. Vigilantes in Ardennes, France used red spraypaint on Tuesday to disable a speed camera, L’Ardennais reported. The same device had been disabled with silver spraypaint last month.

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