The city of Brooksville is trying to revive its long-dead chances of defending red-light camera cases in court. But the biggest news for drivers might be what is missing from the city’s legal argument.
Eliminating the scourge of red-light cameras in New Jersey has become a bit of a crusade for Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon. O’Scanlon and other critics maintain that any safety benefits are unclear. That’s why now is the time to end it.
With permission from a local road agency, researchers in Michigan hacked into nearly 100 wirelessly networked traffic lights, highlighting security issues that they say are likely to pervade networked traffic infrastructure around the country.
I always encourage everyone to fight their traffic tickets and keep your hard-earned money in your pocket instead of surrendering it to the corrupt state. I have often referenced the fact that I’ve beaten about 15 tickets since I learned how to properly fight the revenue agents in 2001.
Thousands of drivers in New Jersey were caught on camera allegedly running red lights but were never informed of the potential fines they faced because of a technical glitch. The state lawmaker who today brought the issue to the public’s attention — Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon —said it’s just the latest example of why New Jersey’s red-light camera should not be renewed when it reaches its December expiration date.
The federal government is inching closer to mandating cars have the ability to communicate with each other, in a move regulators say could reduce crashes while still protecting motorists’ personal information.
It’s a question without a definitive answer just yet, but if the super-nerds at Google are to be trusted, we may soon be better off without speed limits. Ironically, Google’s engineers have determined that speeding actually is safer than going the speed limit in some circumstances.
Traffic camera giant Redflex has been lobbying the Rawlings-Blake administration and City Council to take over Baltimore’s once-lucrative speed and red-light camera network — stressing that it should not be judged by an unfolding scandal in Chicago in which a former executive is charged with bribery.
If you disobey the law while driving and get a ticket, you might be paying more than you bargained for. The Texas Department of Public Safety’s Driver Responsibility Program adds a surcharge for several types of offenses in addition to a normal fine. The program applies a surcharge for three years after you receive a ticket.