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A New Jersey woman made a fake 911 call last week to distract police so she could drive home drunk from a bar.


Texas Grandfather Had Underestimated Rising Waters

A Texas man and his grandson were trapped in their Honda Odyssey minivan by rising floodwaters last week. Two police officers who happened upon the scene pulled the pair to safety.


Virgina Lawsuit On License-Plate Reader Data May Be First Of Its Kind

A Virginia motorist is demanding his local police department stop holding onto driving records collected by automated license-plate readers.


Delays Could Infringe Upon Motorists' Fourth Amendment Rights

Police officers cannot detain motorists for any longer than necessary during ordinary traffic stops.


Bills Received Bipartisan Support; One Could Set Nation's Shortest Retention Limit

Virginia could soon set the strictest limits in the nation on how long law-enforcement agencies can retain automated license-plate reader records.


Passenger Catches Traffic Stop On Video; NYPD Investigating Incident

A New York City police detective was caught on video berating an Uber driver for allegedly committing a minor traffic squabble. Warning: explicit language in the video.


Traffic Deaths Are Down In The City, But Safety Plan Draws Criticisms

Vision Zero, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's ambitious plan to end all traffic deaths, has already improved safety, but not everybody is happy.


Ars Technica Shows How LPR Data Can Be Used To Discern Daily Habits

In response to a public-records request, the Oakland Police Department released 4.6 million records from its license-plate readers. Here's what they show.


In Miami, Law-Enforcement Officers Concerned Over Heightened Risk

Police officers in one major U.S. city are fighting back against Waze, a popular mobile app that reveals their locations to motorists.


ACLU: DEA Has Mined License-Plate Reader Data Since 2008

The US government is tracking the whereabouts of millions of American motorists. Through the use of license-plate readers, federal authorities have collected and stored approximately 343 million records that detail the location of drivers around the country and housed them in a new national database.


Protesters Rallied Against Speed Cameras Sunday In One Long Island County

On election night, Jason Sonenshein merely hoped an anti-traffic camera ballot initiative for which he had campaigned would squeak out a win.


Four Anti-Enforcement Ballot Measures Pass By Wide Margins

There's ongoing debate over the need for traffic cameras that aim to catch red-light runners and speeding motorists. Law enforcement officials say they promote safer driving. Critics say they're nothing more than a money grab.


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.


Two Traffic-Camera Trends On Divergent Paths

Over the past three years, the number of speed camera programs has grown from 115 to 140.


In 2003, AAA took the unprecedented step of erecting billboards to warn motorists of speed traps ahead


Officer Sean Groubert Faces Felony Assault Charges After Incident

A South Carolina state trooper has been fired from his job and arrested following the shooting of an unarmed motorist he may have pulled over for a seat-belt violation.


Critics Question Constitutionality Of Nationwide Program

Information includes details like motorists' social security numbers, addresses, identifying tattoos and hunches about which drivers to stop.


Minor Offenses Can Lead To Cycle Of Fines, Court Cases, Poverty

There are some towns in St. Louis County that have issued more traffic citations than there are residents.


Court ruling prohibits police from using smell of marijuana as reason for car search

In recent months, a number of states across America have made it easier for law-enforcement officers to meet the standards necessary to search a motorist's car without a warrant during a traffic stop. Massachusetts is headed in the opposite direction.


Back in September, Ford announced a non-pursuit version of its Police Interceptor Sedan, which swaps out a choice of two V6 engines for a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter EcoBoost inline four-cylinder. This Special Service Police Sedan will be marketed to law enforcement agencies looking to cut fuel costs and don't need the extra power.


Ford announced its first non-pursuit-rated Police Interceptor ever, based on the Taurus, which employs the smaller 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine in place of similar pursuit-rated Police Interceptors powered by naturally aspirated 3.5-liter and 3.7-liter V6s and the top-spec 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. Officially called the Special Service Police sedan, the car was commissioned at the request of law-enforcement agencies that desire a more fuel-efficient vehicle for detectives, administrators

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