Driving / Roads

$70,537 in legal costs after fighting $31 parking ticket

Posted August 12th, 2012 by phonon
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In what might go down as the country’s most expensive parking ticket, a Toronto doctor who lost her epic battle over a $31 fine by launching a class-action lawsuit on behalf of aggrieved motorists has been ordered to also pay the city’s $70,537 legal bill.

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California Judge Blocks Public from Voting on Red Light Cameras

Posted August 6th, 2012 by snowdog2012
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Judge in Murrieta, California blocks referendum on red light camera. A California Superior Court judge has sided with photo enforcement vendor American Traffic Solutions (ATS) in denying Murrieta voters a say in whether red light cameras can be used in their community.

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Man Ticketed for Yelling "Woo"

Posted August 3rd, 2012 by snowdog2012
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Police said Fields "wooed" at patrons at Blue Point Grill, Acapulco's and McCoy's Pub.

Fields was the passenger in a vehicle traveling along Main Street.

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182 Cyclists Arrested for Maybe Protesting the Olympics

Posted July 31st, 2012 by snowdog2012
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British police clashed with hundreds of cyclists for allegedly riding too close to the Olympic Opening Ceremony on Friday, reports The Guardian. Police, who used pepper spray on the crowd and arrested 182 of the cyclists, claimed that the cyclists’ presence might have disrupted the Olympics, while many of the cyclists insist they had no such intentions. After having their bicycles confiscated, the cyclists, including a 13-year-old, were handcuffed en masse and kept in concrete rooms without windows overnight due to a lack of adequate prison space.

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It's good to be the king. Mayor creates own parking spot after ticket

Posted July 26th, 2012 by phonon
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A large yellow parking space with a sign reading “Mayor Parking Only” turned up in an area previously reserved for police squad cars Monday morning after Mayor Ted Franklin received a ticket Friday for parking in a no-parking zone outside the City Building.

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Man Ticketed for Stopping at Red Light

Posted July 14th, 2012 by snowdog2012
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When Murphy turned right off Lee Boulevard, almost immediately he ran into a red light...Murphy stopped at that red light, at the edge of an intersection, because he didn't want to run a red light...

While Murphy thought he was obeying the law, the officer cited him for breaking it. Instead of a warning, Rowe gave Murphy a $161 ticket for "improper stopping"

"I think it's very confusing," Murphy told us on June 19. "I think it's very foolish that someone gets a ticket for stopping at a red light."

Murphy snapped a photo of another person he says stopped at the same light.

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Cop Proof Your Vehicle

Posted July 12th, 2012 by snowdog2012
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In late 2011, I lost a traffic court case against a dishonest and corrupt female officer. If I had a dash video system installed, I would have easily won this case and scored a victory against police corruption. I have chosen the freedomcam and plan to install it soon...

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Woman fined after parking ticket 'curls up' on window

Posted July 5th, 2012 by snowdog2012
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An insurance worker who paid £10 to park in Wimbledon was given a £60 fine after her ticket ‘curled up’ on her window. After returning within her paid for time, she was "horrified" to discover a parking ticket for £60 citing a ‘failure to correctly display ticket’. "I can only assume, due to the absolute torrential rain on that morning, the ticket got wet in the walk from the ticket machine to my car and the heat of the car then made the ticket curl over."

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Fewer Massachusetts motorists appeal traffic citations

Posted June 24th, 2012 by Jking8767
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BOSTON -- Fewer Bay State drivers are appealing auto insurance surcharges for accidents or traffic violations, even though the odds of winning an appeal are favorable, a study by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting has found.

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$25 - Financial reward virtually eliminates speeding in US study

Posted June 21st, 2012 by ecigarettes
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Paying drivers not to speed could be the next step in the war against the road toll, a US study has concluded. The study, undertaken by research company Udini and partly funded by the US Government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, found that speeding was virtually eliminated among a group of drivers who were offered US$25 ($25) a week not to exceed the speed limit. The report concluded there were "dramatic reductions in speeding" with even modest financial incentives.

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