NMA Article: Driving News Roundup: August 12, 2011
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/> This is a weekly feature on the NMA Blog, running each Friday, where we highlight seven of the most interesting driving news stories of the week.
href="https://www.wect.com/story/15230487/itll-cost-more-to-take-care-of-that-parking-ticket">North Carolina: It’ll cost more to take care of that speeding ticket
/> Being cited for a traffic violation in North Carolina just became a little more expensive ($50 more expensive).
href="https://theexpiredmeter.com/2011/08/quinn-signals-support-of-tollway-price-bump/">Illinois: Governor signals support of tollway price bump
/> WBEZ Radio (91.5 FM) reports that Illinois Governor Pat Quinn supports I-PASS tolls going from 40 cents to 75 cents in most cases.
id="more-2555">California: Rental car companies not required to repair recalled vehicles
/> Astonishingly, car rental companies aren’t required to repair recalled vehicles. Pending bills in the state and U.S. aim to fix that.
href="https://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/roads/coming-soon-to-some-tampa-bay-intersections-flashing-yellow-turn-arrows/1184807">Florida: Coming soon: flashing yellow turn arrows
/> Florida is set to roll out more than 75 traffic lights with flashing yellow left turn signals at key intersections around Florida in an attempt to boost safety, keep traffic flowing and reduce gasoline consumption.
href="https://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2011/08/red-light_cameras_turn_on.php">Texas: In first six days back on, 2,700 red-light camera citations issued in Houston
/> The money machine has been cranked up in full: The Houston Police Department reports that in the first six days of returning to operations (even though citizens voted them down in November), the city’s 67 red-light cameras racked up more than 2,700 citations issued to drivers.
href="https://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2011/Aug11/080811/081111-02.shtml">California: Could local speeds soon be lowered?
/> With about one month remaining in the regular session, California lawmakers could soon take up for consideration a bill to give communities leeway in setting speed limits and, as a result, to reduce yellow-light intervals.
href="https://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-08-08/news/os-orlando-red-light-cameras-20110808_1_lasercraft-red-light-camera-camera-network">Florida: Orlando’s red-light camera expansion has slowed down
/> Orlando officials long had visions of expanding the city’s red-light camera system to include busy state roads and spent years trying to persuade the Legislature to allow them. But in the 13 months since the state’s red-light law took effect, Orlando has added only two intersections to its camera network. And for now, there are no others in the pipeline.
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