The Taxi and Limo Commission (TLC) seized a vehicle belonging to a retired cab driver because he was offering free rides in his personally owned vehicle. The commission found a woman who would testify she offered Kottner a $10 tip to help pay for gas
The data showed that, overall, any motorist who is stopped had a 46% of receiving a ticket with an average cost of $122. The chance of being ticketed jumped an additional 51% for those holding an out-of-state license. They also received larger fines.
The new study, funded by the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, provided a city-by-city assessment that showed significant increases in the number of injuries and accidents at intersections employing photo e
A high-ranking member of the Chicago, Illinois city council admitted yesterday the city intended its red light camera program -- which has raised $35.1 million -- to be a revenue raiser. Council Finance Committee Chairman Ed Burke, 62, indicated he p
Dutch media said Wednesday the man had escaped detection because he had never got a speeding ticket or been involved in a crash. (Imagine that, you can be a safe driver without government permission. What a thought)
Records of every trip motorists take on California's FasTrak system is fair game for divorce attorneys and others. The device records the location, date and time a vehicle equipped with a transponder passes a tolling checkpoint. The data is held
Claims by the city of Mesa, Arizona that its red light camera and speed camera program has been losing money have proven untrue. Billing 'errors' resulted in the city paying $122,000 extra every month to private vendor ATS who will refund the
The city of Springfield, Missouri prepared for the installation of a red light camera system by slashing the yellow warning time by one second at 105 intersection signals across the city. A one-second reduction in yellow time resulted in a 100% incre
The ecology center in Michigan tested 60 new infant and toddler car seats. It found some of the seats may be exposing your children to dangerous levels of chemicals like chlorine and lead. The director of the study says heat may accelerate the chemic
In addition to destruction by fire, the device has also been rammed and destroyed by heavy digging machinery. Motorists Against Detection (MAD) took credit for this and the majority of previous attacks. "This camera has and will continue to be t
Because ATS offered a contract option guaranteeing a positive revenue stream, the company won't operate the devices at low-profit locations. The city asked ATS to test safer intersections to see if it could find more lucrative locations to operat
The Kansas Highway Patrol last week began spying on motorists from privately owned big rig trucks. As part of a new, federally funded effort, a state trooper sits in the passenger seat of each truck and operates a set of five video cameras and a rada
American truckers plan to circle the White House and state capitals in a "rolling blockade" to protest a federal government plan to allow Mexican long-haul rigs to operate throughout the U.S.
Drivers who participate in "Truck-Out
France's TGV fast train smashed the world speed record on rails. The experimental train, equipped with 2 souped-up locomotives and extra-large wheels, hit a top speed of 357.2 MPH as it hurtled along a specially prepared stretch of track e
Coming soon to a minivan near you: Satellite television. DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group announced limited satellite TV service for its 2008 Dodge and Chrysler minivans and several other models, continuing its plan to turn the family cruise
Illegal Mexican aliens take jobs away from Americans in every sector of this society while overloading our schools, hospitals and prisons. Two weeks ago, President Bush signed a bill to allow over 10,000 Mexican 18 wheeler truck drivers free access t
Despite the impact on everyday users of the road, the state Department of Transportation has refused requests from state House Appropriations Committee, state Representatives, the media and the public for copies of relevant documents.
Washington, DC's photo enforcement cameras have fallen into disrepair with twenty-three of fifty cameras inoperable. Additionally, at least two cameras have fallen out of calibration & their location has been kept secret for fear the tickets woul
The Southampton, UK Crown Court ruled last week that a speed camera trap that raised £330,000 (US $640,000) in revenue over four months had illegally prosecuted motorists. Barrie Wells, 62, and Michael Halliwell, 63, were both acquitted of speeding o
In what might be the start of an exciting technological future for cars and trucks, Ford Motor Co. and software giant Microsoft Corp. are expected to jointly announce that new Windows Automotive software soon will be available in Ford vehicles.
[expanded mission] Federal Homeland Security officials want to prevent terrorist attacks on trains in part by increasing train-car inspections and keeping the cars in more secure areas when not in use. [Dems don't think the repression goes far en
Distracted driving is emerging as nearly as serious a factor as speeding and impaired driving in research on traffic accidents, and safety analysts and state legislatures are trying to combat it.
A study being released today by auto club AAA's