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89Man beats speeding ticket with measuring tape

Speed camera may have been incorrectly recording speed for years

A man in Wales successfully beat his speeding ticket with nothing more than a tape measure.

380Motorists Losing Right To See Automated License-Plate Reader Data

Three recent court cases pit law enforcement against privacy advocates

Law enforcement agencies know a lot about the whereabouts and daily habits of millions of American motorists through the use of automated license-plate readers. Motorists, on the other hand, don't know much about the records police officers have collected through the use of these machines. These records are getting harder to obtain.

208Red-Light Camera Programs Decline; Speed Cameras Continue To Rise

Two traffic-camera trends on divergent paths

After two decades of continuous growth, the number of red-light camera programs is declining in the United States. The number peaked at 540 two years ago, according to records kept by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Today, there are 502 programs, a decrease of about seven percent.

354Troopers Turn Blind Eye To Speeding Officers

Washington State Patrol releases all tickets written over two day span

Speeding cars caught on camera are usually a slam dunk for traffic cops looking to hand out a few tickets, but last week multiple cars cruised right past an officer while going more than 20 miles over the speed limit just outside of Wenatchee, Washington without so much as a warning.

485AAA Could Discontinue Billboards That Warn Of Speed Traps

Notorious Florida town has dismantled a police force that imposed ticket quotas

Most people have never heard of Waldo, Florida, a tiny town of about 1,000 residents that lies along Route 310 between Gainesville and Jacksonville. But motorists who have driven through the tiny community may know it all too well.

476Police Officers Using Controversial Network To Keep Tabs On Motorists

Critics question constitutionality of nationwide program

Law enforcement officers across the country have been using a private intelligence network to compile and share detailed information about motorists in the United States.

25Millionaire cricket player avoids driving ban because he has to drive fish and chips van

It's not exactly a case of "affluenza," but it does appear to be another case of Money Makes Things Go Away, this time in the UK. Police there reportedly caught ex-England cricketer and professional boxer Andrew Flintoff doing 87 miles per hour, 17 mph over the limit, in his Bentley Continental GT. While we know how easy it is to creep past the posted limit in Crewe's finest, Flintoff has already been busted for speeding three times in the past three years and has nine points on his license. Thi

479New Jersey May Shield Drivers From Other States' Red Light, Speed Cameras

Proposed bill finds early bipartisan support among lawmakers

New Jersey may soon prohibit other states from issuing traffic citations to its residents for alleged violations that were caught on speed or red-light cameras.

71Jalopnik scribe finds out the hard way why you should never speed in Virginia

Being an automotive journalist can be a dangerous gig. No, we're not talking about the risk of carpal tunnel from typing for eight to ten hours a day, five to six days a week or the long periods of sitting. Instead, we're referring to what may be more obvious: the cars. For all of our talk and bravado when it comes to the high-performance vehicles we drive, testing a powerful vehicle on public roads requires a high degree of responsibility and judgment. Every journalist has found themselves lack

200Grandmother Writes Thank You Note After Receiving Ticket

Even a $150 fine couldn't spoil her interaction with a friendly state trooper

An Idaho grandmother may be the first person in history to write a thank you note to the state trooper who issued her a speeding ticket.

109Sarah Palin blames speeding ticket on Sammy Hagar

Rogue or no, Tea Party darling and former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is still subject to traffic laws. That means when Sammy Hagar's "I Can't Drive 55," comes on the radio, she's still expected to keep a moderate pace, and even her celebrity status isn't enough to get her out of a speeding ticket.

552015 Hyundai Genesis automatically slows for speed cameras

Speed cameras are something of a foreign curiosity for many drivers in the US. Sure, there is sporadic use of red light cameras here, but the cams to catch speeders are much more popular in Europe. However, Hyundai might have created a way to end that scourge for our foreign auto enthusiast compatriots. The Korean automaker recently showed off a system on the Genesis at its headquarters in Seoul that could detect and automatically slow down for the nefarious devices. It could make many speeding

51Illinois Bans Traffic Ticket Quotas

Job performance cannot be tied to ticket writing

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a law today which bans police from implementing a traffic ticket quota systems

22That time Elon Musk got a speeding ticket showing off the Tesla Model S to Johnny Depp

Transcendence is a Johnny Depp vehicle that opens at movie theaters this weekend. The Tesla Model S is a Elon Musk vehicle that easily transcends the speed limits. What do these two seemingly unassociated facts share in common? A speeding ticket.

224Minor Traffic Infractions Cause Major Insurance Woes

New study shows moving violations can cause dramatic increases in insurance premiums

Serious violations such as drunk driving and driving recklessly will understandably lead to higher insurance rates, but, according to a new study from insuranceQuotes.com, even lesser infractions, such as minor speeding violations, result in significant increase in premiums for the offenders.

90Cops in Florida town of 477 wrote 12,700 tickets between 2011 and 2012

A tiny Florida town is in trouble with the state, after its police department wrote a whopping 12,698 speeding tickets despite holding jurisdiction over just 1,260 feet of road. Yes, feet, not yards, miles or kilometers.

6Arizona Bill Targets Photo-Radar Law Enforcement

Republicans trying once again to take down speed cameras

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.

320Secret Audit Finds Baltimore's Speed Cameras Unreliable

Only 64 percent of tickets are verifiably correct

Baltimore's speed cameras over-charged motorists $2.8 million dollars in 2012, a secret audit conducted for the city found.

43Driver ticketed for wearing Google Glass sees charges dismissed

The California woman who was ticketed for wearing Google Glass while driving has had her ticket dismissed. The Verge, which originally broke the story we reported on at the end of October, reports that Cecilia Abadie's case was dismissed because it couldn't be proven that the device was actually being used when she was pulled over for speeding by the California Highway Patrol. The speeding charge, 80 miles per hour in a 65-mph zone, was also dropped.

404Man Arrested For Holding Speed Trap Warning Sign

Claims his actions are protected by the First Amendment

Texas police charged a man with violating city ordinance after he held a sign warning drivers of an upcoming speed trap.

488New Zealand Speeding Public Service Announcement Goes Viral

Shocking ad from New Zealand will make you think twice about speeding

The New Zealand Transport Agency created a new public service announcement reminding drivers that speeding can kill.

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