TheNewspaper.com Roundup: November 6, 2017

In this week’s TheNewspaper.com Roundup!

–Fed Court upholds rights of Left Lane Slowpokes–

–Motorists sues Feds over CAF —

–OK Court backs car tax hike–

Friday, November 3, 2017
Texas: Federal Court Upholds Rights Of Left-Lane Bandits
Dawdling in the fast lane on a freeway is a protected right in Texas according to one federal magistrate. US District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo last week gave a free pass to Arturo Buruato, a man pulled over for hogging the left lane of state Highway 83 in his white 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe on July 5, 2017.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Oklahoma Supreme Court Backs Car Tax Hike
Plug-in electric vehicle owners in Oklahoma will be spared from paying an extra $100 every year to the state, but buyers of other automobiles will now have to pay an additional 1.25 percent in state sales taxes. The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday reiterated its position that the procedures used to enact the electric car tax were unconstitutional, while those used for the sales tax were just fine.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Redflex Rebranding Fails To Save Company Earnings
Redflex continues to bleed cash despite a concerted effort by a new management to craft a refreshed image for the scandal-tainted Australian firm. At its annual shareholder meeting in Melbourne, Australia last week, the company announced that revenue had dropped, with pre-tax earnings plunging 139 percent and pre-tax losses increasing to $37.6 million for the year. Redflex chief financial officer Bradley Crump decided to call it quits after just two years with the company.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Motorist Sues After Feds Seize Truck Over Five Bullets
Federal agents grabbed the silver 2014 Ford F-250 truck belonging to Gerardo Serrano and held it for nearly two years on their own authority. Serrano had no drugs, no weapons or contraband of any kind in his vehicle as he passed through a border station in Eagle Pass, Texas on September 21, 2015. Instead, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized it after they found five rounds of ammunition in the truck.

Monday, October 30, 2017
France, New Zealand: Speed Cameras Stoned, Sprayed, Scorched
In Carspach, France, vigilantes on Saturday covered the speed camera on the RD419 with orange spraypaint, Dernieres Nouvelles D’Alsace reported. On Sunday, burning tires were used to destroy the speed camera on the RN 102 in Saint-Georges-d’Aurac, according to Zoom Dici. On Tuesday, the speed camera on the A47 in Saint-Chamond was spraypainted green, Le Progres reported. In Soyaux, polyurethane foam was added to green spraypaint to keep the speed camera on the D1000 from issuing any tickets, according to Charente Libre. A speed camera moved to Ornans had its lens spraypainted blue within a day, Est Republicain reported. A pair of speed cameras on the D607 in Fontainebleau were spraypainted green last week Saturday, Le Parisien reported. Vigilantes in Pinas, France filmed themselves blinding the speed camera on the RD817. According to a statement from police in Hautes-Pyrenees, the video helped them to track down and file charges against the vigilantes.

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