Roundup: November 25, 2015

Each Wednesday, we’ll publish quick summaries of the articles from the last week on We’re doing this because these articles are often strongly connected to the issues that National Motorists Association members are interested in.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
New Mexico State Senators Attack Automoble Impounding
A pair of New Mexico state lawmakers are taking action to block Albuquerque’s civil forfeiture program. State Senators Lisa Torraco (R-Bernalillo) and Daniel A. Ivey-Soto (D-Bernalillo) last week teamed up with the Institute for Justice in a lawsuit meant to stop the city from grabbing cars for profit.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Federal Appeals Court Tosses Anti-Camera Suit
New York motorist Claire F. Leder last week received bad news in her challenge of a red-light camera ticket. The Second Circuit US Court of Appeals refused to allow her to sue American Traffic Solutions (ATS) for taking away her constitutional rights.

Monday, November 23, 2015
France, Italy: Speed Cameras Mocked
French comic Remi Gaillard on Thursday released a second YouTube video taunting speed camera operators. While encouraging passing vehicles to speed, Gaillard positioned a woman in a bikini, a married couple and a soccer team in front of the automated ticketing machine so that they would appear in photographs, instead of nearby automobiles.

Friday, November 20, 2015
Redflex CEO Confirms Photo Enforcement On The Decline
Redflex Traffic Systems no longer considers the US red-light camera and speed camera market an opportunity for growth. The firm’s top leader told Australian investors on Wednesday that he had a plan to deal with the company’s $38.6 million loss for the year — ten times the red ink in 2014.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
California City Bucks Trend, Gives Redflex A Chance
Politicians in San Mateo, California are not afraid of the ongoing corruption investigation into Redflex Traffic System, nor are they afraid of the public’s anger at red-light camera tickets that run $540 each — the most expensive in the nation. The council unanimously decided Monday to give the Australian photo ticketing firm ninety days to answer common objections to the lucrative program.

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