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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #238
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    Jaguar XFR Brake, Hyundai supercar, Lamborghini manuals, Red-light cameras

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    Episode #238 of the Autoblog Podcast is here done, and this week Chris, Dan and Executive Editor Chris Paukert are joined by Senior Editor Damon ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #238
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    We record Episode #238 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, so check out our discussion topics below and chime in to help determine what else we'll talk about this evening. You can subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't ...

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    ASSET speed camera can also check seat belt, insurance and call the police
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    Big Brother just got a little bigger. We know that the US voters typically go against red-light and speed cameras, but what if the law enforcement systems were more high-tech? In certain parts of Europe speed cameras are a way of life. They're everywhere and the all-seeing lens that might send ...

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    Report: Red light camera initiatives lose big across the country on election day
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    Regardless of who you voted for, November 2nd represented a major win for everyone who opposes the use of red light cameras. In a handful of pockets across the nation, voters decided they were sick of the automated machines and by voting against the use of these devices, sent a message to law ...

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    Escort Passport iQ marries GPS with radar detector
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    Escort has released its brand-new Passport iQ automotive accessory. We would call this a radar detector, but it appears to be much more than that. The Passport iQ, in addition to detecting radar and laser, has a built-in GPS unit, ...

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    Study: Drivers in right-hand lanes tend to speed through yellow lights, left-laners do not
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    It seems most studies of amber lights focus on whether cities are using them to gather revenue. The theory – and let's face it, sometimes the fact – is that the light time is so short that drivers end up tripping the red light camera and getting a fine. Conversely, a new study by the ...

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    Arizona to abandon 'groundbreaking' speed camera program?
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    Speed cameras are at best a dubious safety enhancement sold on the premise of slowing traffic, while the more important proposition is often the promise of the revenue they can generate. Arizona residents have mostly cut through the bovine feculence around the state's big camera deployment ...

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    Corporate espionage, lawsuits, public outcry - the dark side of private traffic enforcement
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    No one likes parking tickets. We would go so far as to say that everyone hates parking tickets. Well, everyone except for city governments and certain companies in the private sector that profit handsomely from them. How handsomely? Think George Clooney. For instance, the city of Chicago recently ...

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    NYPD arrests couple for stealing traffic cams w/cherry picker
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    One of the more controversial developments in traffic safety enforcement in recent years has been the deployment of automated speed and red-light cameras, which use radar sensors to nab alleged scofflaws and ticket them via mail. According to the NYPD, pair of thieves allegedly spent the better ...

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    REPORT: Billings, MT rushes to install red-light camera before new state law bans them
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    According to TheNewspaper.com, the city council in Billings, Montana, voted last week to hurriedly approve new automated red-light cameras – conveniently just before they are scheduled to be banned by the state legislature. With a potential clause allowing existing cameras to be grandfathered ...

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    Italian traffic cameras investigated for red-light rigging that may have cost motorists $1.7M
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    Red may be their national racing color, but there's little Italians hate more than red lights. And with good reason, it turns out: Stefano Arrighetti, creator of the T-Redspeed "smart" traffic system implemented across Italy, is under investigation for fraud on suspicion that he illegally forged ...

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    Houston study lauds red light cameras despite uptick in accidents
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    We all know we shouldn't mess with Texas. And Houston, Texans shouldn't mess around with statistics, because the folks running the show are going to come to any conclusions they want no matter what the statistics say. This is the easy part: a study of red light cameras in the city shows that ...

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