Roundup: November 27, 2017

In this week’s Roundup!

–Trump Adm plans to shut down Highway Greenhouse Gas Rule–

–OK plans to use ALPRs to find Insurance scofflaws–

Friday, November 24, 2017
Louisiana: Black Motorist Beaten For Pulling Over In Safe Location
A black motorist who failed to instantly pull over when a Shreveport, Louisiana police officer turned on his overhead lights ended up beaten and hospitalized. The young man, Gregory V. Tucker, last week sought $250,000 in compensation for his injuries in a lawsuit filed in a federal district court.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Trump Administration Will Shut Down Highway Greenhouse Gas Rule
The US Department of Transportation last week closed the public comment period on a plan that overturns the previous administration’s greenhouse gas performance measurement rule. This regulation was originally designed to shift the focus of clean air rules away from pollutants and toward reducing carbon dioxide emissions, all in the name of fighting global warming.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Oklahoma Tries Insurance Ticketing Cameras Again
After a seven year hiatus, the attempt to use cameras to issue automated tickets for lapsed automobile insurance policies is back in Oklahoma. The Swedish photo radar firm Sensys Gatso announced earlier this month that it had landed the contract to run the program, which is expected to begin generating revenue in the second quarter of 2018.

Monday, November 20, 2017
Colorado, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Switzerland: Speed Cameras Disabled
In Denver, Colorado, a photo radar van was involved in a serious injury crash on 41st Avenue on Friday. According to Denver police, the road had to be shut down near Lowell Boulevard to clear the wreckage. In Ricken, Switzerland, Le Nouvelliste reports that two teenagers applied stickers to a speed camera lens, preventing the device from issuing automated tickets last week Sunday. They were fined 100 francs (US $101).

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