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43French police charge 10 for warning motorists of speed cameras via Facebook

Yesterday, we reported on a man in Ohio who was ticketed for holding a sign alerting other motorists of a DUI checkpoint. Apparently, the French take their speed cameras every bit as seriously as we take drunk driving. The local prosecutor in the Aveyron department of France is charging 10 people for documenting the locations of speed enforcement areas on a Facebook group, and the move is causing a heap of controversy.

14Senate committee votes to keep driver black box data private

Drivers are one step safer to having improved privacy behind the wheel. The Senate Commerce Committee has granted bipartisan approval to legislation that aims to protect the information on automotive Event Data Recorders (EDR), also known as black boxes. The committee concluded that the vehicle owner is the one who owns the information stored on the device.

24Feds to end roadside breath testing without permission

"I'm concerned that motorists who encounter these surveys are not properly informed the survey is voluntary." - Rep. Tom Petri

202Troubled traffic stops lead to anal probes, civil rights violations [w/videos]

How The War On Drugs Has Led To Abusive Police Tactics

Amid the battle against illegal drugs, sometimes the most mundane of stops go horribly awry.

25Feds cancel plans to collect license-plate data nationally

The federal government's plan to build a nationwide database of information culled from license-plate scanners has been canceled. Officials from the Department of Homeland Security quickly reversed course on the proposed project late Wednesday, saying top officials within the department and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency were unaware of it.

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