SEATTLE -- Cars are becoming more and more fuel-efficient, and you would think that's a good thing. But Washington state is actually losing money because of it and as a result, the state is now considering a "pay-by-mile" tax. The state predicts gas tax collected today won't add up to enough cash to pay for future road projects. Drivers of fuel-efficient cars are spending less at the pump, which means they are paying less in gas tax while driving the same amount of miles.Read more »
The problem with these checkpoints is that they're warrantless, arbitrary searches. This goes against all standards of civilized behavior and is not tolerable in a free society. Not only are checkpoints violating our rights they're not effective. "Traditional police patrols are three times more likely to locate genuinely impaired drivers than these suspicionless checkpoints," according to James Babb, founder of the Valley Forge Revolutionaries. "So not only are these checkpoints blatantly immoral and illegal, they're also a waste of police time and tax dollars.Read more »
A Labrador lays by her friend's side even after her friend had passed away. Read more here:Read more »
A Canadian woman has launched a human rights complaint against the city of Ottawa for refusing to let her to park in front of her home in a historic district, a court spokeswoman said Wednesday. Property rights are human rights, so she's got that much right, right?Read more »
Another case of civil disobedience from the Amish. These Amish value their independence and do not recognize the authority of the state. Not a repeat.Read more »
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Mose Yoder was told he owed $158 in fines and court costs for refusing to display a bright orange-red safety triangle on the back of his horse-drawn buggy. Judge Deborah Hawkins Crooks sentenced nine Amish men to between three and 10 days in jail, beginning late Monday night, for their refusal to pay the fines on religious grounds.Read more »
A man in Virginia commits suicide during a traffic stop.Read more »
An Illinois DOT worker shows why he isn't employed in the private sector as a tow truck driver.Read more »
The Missouri Department of Transportation has put the brakes on any more red-light cameras on state highways.Read more »
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