Roundup: September 12, 2016

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Friday, September 9, 2016
French High Court Overturns Ban On Facebook Speed Trap Warnings
Fourteen French motorists who faced criminal charges for posting speed trap warnings on Facebook were fully exonerated by the highest court in France. In a brief ruling Tuesday, the Cassation Court affirmed the right of the public to use social media to announce the locations of speed cameras and police speed traps.

Thursday, September 8, 2016
Pennsylvania Auditor Predicts Toll Road Disaster
Pennsylvania’s toll-dependent road funding system is a disaster in the making. That was the finding Tuesday of Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene A. DePasquale, who reviewed the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s books and found that the numbers simply did not add up.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Virginia Judge Overturns Bogus Toll Road Fine
A Virginia judge told an innocent motorist that she did not have to pay $8334 after a toll road operator falsely accused her of being a scofflaw. Abimbola Olumbunmi Laniyan’s “bureaucratic nightmare” began on May 11, 2015 when she drove along the Dulles Toll Road, just outside Washington, DC. The Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA) accused her of skipping out on the $2.50 payment — except on the day in question, Laniyan had a valid E-ZPass account with a $173 balance.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
France, Italy, UK: Speed Cameras Decorated, Destroyed
In Camiers, France, vigilantes used lawn decorations to keep the speed camera on the RD940 from issuing tickets last week Monday. According to France 3, a garden gnome, plastic stork, and a woman holding a vase were taped to the automated ticketing machine. Another camera on the same road had a triangular road hazard sign with an exclamation point covering its lenses. On Wednesday, the speed camera on the RN102 in Saint-Georges-d’Aurac was destroyed by fire, Le Progres reported.

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