Roundup: October 17, 2016

In this week’s Roundup!

-Red-Light Cameras in Florida

-Bogus Parking Tickets in New Orleans

-Looking fast now a crime!

Friday, October 14, 2016
Florida Appellate Panel Considers Red-Light Camera Case
The constitutionality of red-light camera administrative hearings is once again up for debate in a Florida courtroom. A three-judge panel of the Orange County Circuit Court has been briefed on the case of Steven Vincent Facella, and, according to his lawyer, Kelli B. Hastings, a ruling can come at any time.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Virginia: Overcharged Toll Road Customers Win $1.3 Million Settlement
A federal court last week gave final approval to a settlement over excessive toll road “administrative fees” in Virginia. The agreement followed US District Court Judge James C. Cacheris’s decision to side with motorists who were charged up to $31,000 for $50 in tolls that were not collected because of errors on the part of Transurban, which runs toll lanes on Interstate 95 and the Capital Beltway. To put an end to the court case, the Australian firm agreed to pay $1,350,000 to settle with an estimated 40,000 affected drivers.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Louisiana: Inspector General Identifies 8900 Bogus Parking Tickets
Meter maids in New Orleans, Louisiana issue over 8900 bogus parking tickets to innocent motorists every year. The city’s inspector general, Ed Quatrevaux, raised the alarm Tuesday in a brief report to local officials.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Federal Appeals Court Makes Looking Fast A Crime
If a police officer sees a vehicle that looks like it might be traveling fast, he can pull it over and issue a ticket for speeding. That was the finding of the Eleventh Circuit US Court of Appeals in a September 30 ruling that upheld the July 19, 2013 traffic stop that landed Isaac Dillard Wilson, 35, in hot water.

Monday, October 10, 2016
Russia, France: Speed Cameras Swiped, Spraypainted
Vigilantes in St. Petersburg, Russia snatched a mobile speed camera from Sofia Street on September 28, Nation News reported. In Aisne, France, vigilantes disabled a trio of speed cameras over the past ten days, Aisne Nouvelle reported.

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