3 Blog Posts From the RHODE ISLAND Tag


Vehicle Emissions Standards—Now What?

Vehicle Emissions Standards—Now What?

The long awaited but not too surprising ruling by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week on turning back the Obama era CAFÉ Standards seems to have confused the issue even more. At issue: by 2025, automakers who want to sell new cars to American consumers must boost a corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) to […]

Who says laser works?

The National Motorists Association got a complaint that Rhode Island courts were accepting laser evidence when they shouldn’t have. The problem with this way of thinking, however much sense it may make from a rational point of view, is an evidentiary rule of a state court system can’t be wrong (legal sense) simply because it […]

Small state gets a big brother

The governor of Rhode Island just signed a bill massively expanding tolls. Initially the plan only targets heavy trucks, but in the future you can expect to see this all over the country for cars. Sensors above major roads will track vehicles and calculate tolls. The vehicle owner will be responsible for payment (initially capped […]