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  • Illinois Bans Traffic Ticket Quotas
    Illinois Bans Traffic Ticket Quotas

    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a law today banning police from implementing traffic ticket quota systems as a measure of job performance. The law, which goes into effect Sunday, will ensure police officers do not risk discipline or term......

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  • Minor Traffic Infractions Cause Major Insurance Woes
    Minor Traffic Infractions Cause Major Insurance Woes

    Serious violations such as drunk driving and driving recklessly, understandably lead to higher car insurance rates. Even lesser infractions, such as minor speeding violations, can result in higher premiums, according to a new study from ins......

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  • Arizona Bill Targets Photo-Radar Law Enforcement
    Arizona Bill Targets Photo-Radar Law Enforcement

    PHOENIX -- Arizona Republicans are once again targeting photo-radar law enforcement with a new bill that would require cities and towns to calibrate cameras every 24 hours.The transportation committee approved House Bill 2690 with a 5-1 vot......

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  • Secret Audit Finds Baltimore's Speed Cameras Unreliable
    Secret Audit Finds Baltimore's Speed Cameras Unreliable

    Baltimore's speed cameras over-charged motorists $2.8 million dollars in 2012, a secret audit conducted for the city found.Data obtained by The Baltimore Sun showed inaccuracy rates 40 times higher than those claimed by city officials. Of t......

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  • Man Arrested For Holding Speed Trap Warning Sign
    Man Arrested For Holding Speed Trap Warning Sign

    Texas police charged a man with violating a city ordinance after he held a sign warning drivers of an upcoming speed trap.Ron Martin told WFAA 8 that he and police have the same goal: reminding drivers to obey the speed limit. But that's no......

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  • Los Angeles To Settle Traffic Ticket Quota For $6 Million
    Los Angeles To Settle Traffic Ticket Quota For $6 Million

    LOS ANGELES -- The City Council agreed to pay $5.9 million to settle lawsuits by 11 police officers that claimed they were punished for failing to meet or objecting to traffic ticket quotas, the police chief said Tuesday.The Los Angeles cou......

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  • Two Kids Save Runaway Car After Father Loses Consciousness
    Two Kids Save Runaway Car After Father Loses Consciousness

    A terrifying ride for two pre-teens ended safely after their quick thinking saved them and their father from a potential high-speed crash.13-year-old Kylah Woody and her 11-year-old brother Michael were passengers in a car heading down the ......

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  • NBC's Chuck Todd Learns What Can Happen When You Ignore Your Red Light Camera Violation
    NBC's Chuck Todd Learns What Can Happen When You Ignore Your Red Light Camera Violation

    "So I just learned the hard way that an unpaid red-light camera ticket can be part of a credit report. That seems ridiculous," NBC's Chuck Todd tweeted last week after he presumably neglected to pay for a violation.He followed up on his ang......

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  • Boynton Beach Police Embarrass Drivers On Twitter
    Boynton Beach Police Embarrass Drivers On Twitter

    Police in Boynton Beach, Fla., are using Twitter to embarrass drivers speeding through school zones.The police department didn't disclose exactly where it had patrol cars camped out, but said it was heading near Citrus Grove Elementary Scho......

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  • Woman Receives Speeding Ticket For Driving Too Slow
    Woman Receives Speeding Ticket For Driving Too Slow

    A Maryland woman received a $90 traffic citation Friday. Her alleged violation? She wasn't driving too fast. She was driving too slow.The woman, whose name was withheld, was driving 63 miles per hour in a 65-mph zone on Interstate 95, accor......

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  • License Plate Cameras A New Way To Nab Scofflaws And Car Thieves
    License Plate Cameras A New Way To Nab Scofflaws And Car Thieves

    First it was stationery speed cameras attached to traffic lights and overpasses deployed to nab speeders. Now, police are deploying cameras to their cruisers to scan our license-plates in order to get instant feedback on unpaid tickets and ......

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  • Personal Reason A Florida Lawmaker Wants To Ban Red-Light Cameras?
    Personal Reason A Florida Lawmaker Wants To Ban Red-Light Cameras?

    Daphne Campbell, a Democratic state representative in Florida, said she had the best interests of her constituents in mind when she sponsored a bill that would outlaw red-light cameras in Florida. "My constituents complained and the people ......

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  • Taxi Driver Beats Faulty Speed Camera In Court
    Taxi Driver Beats Faulty Speed Camera In Court

    Finding fault with speed cameras has recently been an easy task. Speed cameras installed throughout the city of Baltimore were found to be so inaccurate that officials are scrapping the entire system and spending $450,000 to replace them. O......

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  • Judge In Johnny Manziel Case In Hot Water Over Facebook Comment
    Judge In Johnny Manziel Case In Hot Water Over Facebook Comment

    Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel may have outrun the Oklahoma football team's defense in epic fashion earlier this month, but the Texas A&M quarterback cannot outrun the long arm of the law.Police in the suburban Dallas city of Enni......

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  • Speed Cameras So Unreliable In One City, Officials Are Scrapping System
    Speed Cameras So Unreliable In One City, Officials Are Scrapping System

    Automated speed cameras have become so unreliable in Baltimore that city officials are removing all of the cameras in operation and replacing with newer models in a $450,000 overhaul, officials said Monday.The city's former speed camera ven......

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  • How To Avoid Holiday Traffic Tickets
    How To Avoid Holiday Traffic Tickets

    Just like Santa is filling his sleigh getting ready for the Big Day, police officers are checking their supplies to make sure they have enough paper tickets to hand out to drivers speeding their way over the rivers and through the woods on ......

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  • Video: Speed Camera Ticket Issued To Motionless Car
    Video: Speed Camera Ticket Issued To Motionless Car

    Daniel Doty was given a ticket for $40 when a Baltimore, MD speed camera clocked his Mazda wagon going 38 mph in a 25 mph zone. The problem? The wagon was clearly not moving when the speed camera captured it.Two photos that were issued with......

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  • God Made Florida Woman Drive 100 MPH, She Tells Police
    God Made Florida Woman Drive 100 MPH, She Tells Police

    God may indeed be the divine ruler of all creation. For now, police officers still make the rules on Florida's roads.How else to explain why a Florida woman who claimed the Lord told her to drive 100 miles per hour through a 30-mph resident......

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  • Top Highway Safety Official Has Terrible Driving Record
    Top Highway Safety Official Has Terrible Driving Record

    In order to run an organization dedicated to highway safety, it should probably be a foregone conclusion that a prospective candidate should have a good driving record.That's not the case in Massachusetts, where an investigation conducted b......

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  • Elmwood Place, Ohio, Catches 20,000 People Speeding in 2 Weeks
    Elmwood Place, Ohio, Catches 20,000 People Speeding in 2 Weeks

    The village of Elmwood Place, Ohio, had a hunch drivers were speeding through a school zone, so they set up a camera to try to track violators.It's no surprise the village was right – but the sheer number of people in that town with a......

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