TheNewspaper.com Roundup: September 26, 2016

The Newspaper.com Weekly Roundup blog post will now appear on Mondays with stories featured from the following week. We hope reading this roundup will get you started on the right foot every week in learning a little bit more in the world of motorists’ rights! To check out all the Driving News find us on the National Motorists Association website at www.motorists.org, then click News!

Monday, September 26, 2016
France, Italy: Acts Of God, Spraypaint Disables Cameras
An act of God took out the speed camera on the highway between Lecce and Novoli, Italy, less than a month after it had been installed. Repubblica Bari reported that the deeply unpopular device had sparked a petition to the local government demanding an increase in the speed limit. The camera was carefully positioned in a short stretch where the limit is lowered from 50 km/h (31 MPH) to 40 km/h (25 MPH).

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Opinion: Feds Divert Yet More Motorist Money Into Trolleys
The US Department of Transportation last week announced it would send $1 billion in cash raised from gasoline taxes to subsidize the construction of an old-fashioned trolley in San Diego, California. Around the country, the return of this Civil War-era technology has generated controversy over the costs involved. Federal officials have responded by giving priority to projects in the most exciting locations.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Redflex Executives To Meet With Shareholders
Redflex Traffic Systems may soon emerge from the shadows. Apart from legally required financial disclosures, the Australian firm has not issued a single press release since January. The photo enforcement giant went silent in the wake of the ongoing bribery scandal that has seen one of its own board members, an executive vice president, consultants and other employees convicted of corruption and sentenced to time in a federal prison. Company chairman Adam L. Gray on Monday announced an opportunity for Australian shareholders to come and discuss a return to profitability for the firm.

Monday, September 19, 2016
France: Speed Cameras Burned, Spraypainted
Vigilantes in Saint-Paul-de-Tartas, France disabled the speed camera on the N88 with red spraypaint on Friday, Le Progres reported. It is the twelfth automated ticketing machine disabled in the Haute-Loire region this summer, and the thirty-second for the year. In Valencay, vigilantes on Wednesday set fire to the speed camera on the RD956, according to La Nouvelle Republique.

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