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Writing Editorials against Automated Traffic Enforcement (and any Other Topics that Support NMA Positions)

From Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director and James C. Walker, NMA Foundation Executive DirectorWriting a newspaper or online editorial can be …

USDOT

Central Virginians find detours around the roadblock of license suspension

When the weather’s iffy, Jamie Hertig has to bring a set of clothes in a plastic bag with him to work so he can have something dry to change into …

Judiciary

TWO VIEWS: When will Texas finally outsmart its transportation trolls?

Looking at our transportation woes, how can there be any humans left who still believe themselves at the top of the animal kingdom?<p>Ants seem to march …

Roads

Self-Driving Vehicle Backers Push for ‘Federal Framework’

“If there is no action on this legislation, the result will be delayed testing and deployment in the United States of these life-saving …

USDOT

4 things North Texas is doing right on infrastructure

Let's not sugarcoat things: America's infrastructure took home a report card with a D+ average from the American Society for Civil Engineers in 2017. …

Texas

Did IBM just come up with a way to solve traffic congestion?

The company has been granted a patent for a traffic management system that is powered by AI, reports <i>TNW</i>. <b>The system describes a way artificial intelligence can control traffic lights that rely on cameras to tell how many cars and pedestrians are at the surveilled intersection.</b> The AI would look at …

Artificial Intelligence

Arizona court: Private land not a shield from traffic stops

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled authorities conducting traffic stops can follow suspects onto private property. The panel on …

Judiciary

Fort Worth Residents Fighting For Red-Light Camera Ban

Can Fort Worth residents succeed in banning red-light cameras in their city?In January, a team of grassroots activists began circulating a petition …

Fort Worth

Manitoba judge throws out speeding ticket after court delays

In a precedent-setting decision, a Manitoba judge has dismissed a speeding ticket because it took too long for her case to get to court.<p>Wise-Up …

Canada

Connecticut courts expand online ticket dispute program

STAMFORD — For the past several months, Richard Colangelo has brought the courtroom into his home. The Stamford State’s Attorney has been negotiating …

New England

Lakemoor removes red light cameras for construction; lawsuit remains active

The village of Lakemoor has removed its red-light cameras, but drivers might not be in the clear for good.<br>Lakemoor officials said they removed the …

Corruption

Denton officials reconcile discrepancies with red-light camera overtime pay ahead of City Council discussion

+4<p>The city of Denton recently uncovered exactly how many tax dollars were used for police officers’ overtime work reviewing red-light camera videos, …

Chronometry

Sioux City unlikely to reactivate traffic cameras in wake of Iowa high court ruling

SIOUX CITY -- A recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling that the state's Department of Transportation cannot force cities to shut off traffic enforcement …

USDOT

Dayton to activate 5 red-light cameras today for 30-day warning period

Five traffic enforcement red-light cameras will be activated starting today at two intersections.<p>Three cameras will be at James H. McGee Boulevard …

Home Security

Gov. Brown calls recall of new gas tax ‘un-Californian,’ see the local transportation projects the money is funding

On the one-year anniversary of the state vehicle fee and gas-tax hike, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday blasted attempts to repeal the tax, calling it a …

Transportation

German cities can ban older diesel cars immediately

Hamburg will start enforcing new rules by the end of the month<p>BERLIN - German cities are entitled to ban older diesel vehicles from streets with immediate effect to bring air pollution levels in line with European Union rules, Germany's top administrative court confirmed on Friday.<p>Germany opened …

Diesel Emissions

The real reason we get freaked out by self-driving car accidents

It's hard to dispute the upside to autonomous vehicles.<p>Fewer accidents. Fewer deaths and injuries. No more worries about speeding or people driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Increased accessibility to affordable transportation in communities that need it most.<p>So far, the data show …

Tesla

Self-driving vehicle service in Frisco, Texas, to start in July

The beat goes on, no turning back, as engineers and AI thinkers get us closer to alternative ways to move around that do not depend on human drivers. …

Artificial Intelligence

The stakes on infrastructure remain high, we accomplished a lot in the last year but must keep pressing on

Last year during Infrastructure Week, I penned an op-ed on the state of our infrastructure and the responsibility of Congress to upgrade our …

U.S. Army

How Centerton Police May Have Violated Arkansas Speed Trap Law

CENTERTON, Ark. (KNWA) - In addition to possibly misusing funds, Benton County Prosecutor, Nathan Smith, says Arkansas State Police will also …

Arkansas

Iowa State Police Heavily Enforcing Seatbelt Laws

DES MOINES, IA (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: Iowa State Police) — The annual Border to Border (B2B) initiative commences Monday, May 21 and Idaho …

Seatbelt

How keyless ignition could kill you

Keyless ignition is one of those welcome advances in auto design that are easy to appreciate. No more fumbling for the key, no more dropping it in a gutter, no more trying to slip it into the ignition in the dark. Just open the door, get in, and punch the button. The fob never has to leave your …

General Motors

NHTSA offers summer driving safety tips

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is cautioning all consumers who plan to hit the road this summer to follow a few routine …

Consumer Protection

Some drivers insecure about parallel parking

It’s a good thing these new cars know how to maneuver themselves. Because many people have trouble parallel parking on their own.<p>My daughter is one …

Parking

Texting while driving bill gaining new life

A bill banning texting while driving could see new life after a push from a Florida lawmaker.

Distracted Driving

A short stretch of road in Cobb had 181 crashes in the last two years

There were 181 crashes during the two-year span of 2016 and 2017 on an 800-foot lick of road in Cobb County, according to Channel 2 Action News.<p>That …

USDOT

New York State Assembly to Consider Bill that Would Crack Down on Staged Auto Accidents

A bill that would make it a felony to stage an auto accident has cleared the New York Senate and is moving to the state Assembly for further …

New York State

NHTSA Grills Carmakers For Takata Response

— Aaron Brzozowski<p>Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the …

Takata

Lawmakers Stress Highway Funding, but an Infrastructure Bill Remains Months Away

WASHINGTON — An infrastructure package will probably take a back seat to bills relating to the Federal Aviation Administration, farming and water …

Trucking

State launches I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan

ABINGDON (WINA) – After three days of meetings in Abingdon, the Commonweath Transportation Board authorized launch of a new I-81 Corridor Improvement …

Transportation