Roundup: May 8, 2017

In this week’s Roundup!

–NM:Brushing edge of lane not illegal–

–NC I-77 declared constitutional–

–IA cities lose speed cam appeal–

Friday, May 5, 2017
New Mexico Court: Brushing The Edge Of A Lane Is Not Illegal
Briefly touching the painted yellow lines on a road while passing slow-moving traffic is not a crime that justifies a traffic stop, the New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled last week. A three-judge panel came to that conclusion after finding the March 20, 2013 traffic stop of Karen Siqueiros-Valenzuela was unjustified.

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Appeals Court Backs North Carolina Toll Road
The controversial Interstate 77 high occupancy toll (HOT) lane project in North Carolina will not be stopped by a lawsuit. The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected a challenge filed by Widen I-77, a local activist group that argues the project rips off residents along the 26 mile route between Charlotte to Mooresville.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Federal Judge Rejects Redflex VP Demand For Settlement Cash
Former Redflex Executive Vice President Aaron M. Rosenberg will not receive a massive payday from his role in the red-light camera scandal that ended in jail time for his associates. US District Court Judge John J. Tharp Jr on Thursday denied Rosenberg’s most recent request for a $2.3 million payout under a law designed to encourage whistleblowers to come forward and expose corruption.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Iowa Cities Lose Appeal Over Speed Camera Rules
Cities in Iowa may no longer defy the state Department of Transportation’s speed camera regulations under a ruling handed down last week. Polk County Judge Scott D. Rosenberg rejected the attempts by Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and Muscatine to avoid curbing their automated ticketing practices under rules adopted nearly four years ago.

Monday, May 1, 2017
France, Italy: Speed Cameras Swiped And Spraypainted
In Louvigne-de-Bais, France, vigilantes covered the speed camera on the RD777 with blue spraypaint last week Sunday. According to Le Journal de Vitre, an expletive was also added on the side of the device. Red was the color of choice on the same day in Manche as the camera on the RD2 was disabled, La Manche Libre reported.

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