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class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2442" style="margin-bottom: 8px; border: 1px solid #DDD;" title="news-roundup" src="https://blog.motorists.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/news-roundup.jpg" alt="" width="525" height="200" /> /> 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.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/fl-red-light-cameras-20110814,0,4763473.story">Florida: Red-light camera company runs up big lobbying tab in Florida /> The company responsible for the vast majority of red-light cameras in Florida has spent as much as $1.5 million lobbying public officials and contributing to political campaigns, records show.

href="https://www.wdsu.com/r/28886370/detail.html">Louisiana: New Orleans city department head involved with red-light camera scandal dismissed /> A high-ranking employee suspended for his role in managing New Orleans’ traffic camera details has been dismissed.

href="https://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/local_news/gdot-red-light-cameras-20110817-es"> id="more-2582">Georgia: Atlanta red-light camera wasn’t removed on schedule /> For more than a year, the city of Atlanta failed to follow a state order to remove one of its red light photo intersections. When asked about the disputed site on Piedmont Road, a top city official promised to remove all signage and hardware within five days.

href="https://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/local/110815-red-light-camera-operator-asks-for-restraining-order-against-mayor">Texas: Red-light camera company asks for restraining order against Houston mayor /> American Traffic Solutions, the owner and operator of Houston’s red-light cameras, requested a restraining order against Mayor Annise Parker on Monday.

href="https://www.thepassinglane.ca/2011/08/car-vs-jaywalker-will-the-law-protect-you.html">British Columbia: Car vs. jaywalker — will the law protect you? /> If you’re driving in British Columbia these days, be warned: You’re now legally responsible for keeping careless jaywalkers alive.

href="https://www.foxtoledo.com/dpp/news/local/8.5M-uncollected-from-red-light-fines">Ohio: $8.5M uncollected from Toledo red-light fines /> $8.6 million has gone uncollected from Toledo’s red-light cameras, which first were placed at intersections a decade ago.

href="https://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/08/port_authorty_hearings.html">New Jersey: Union laborers, commuters battle over proposed Hudson River toll hikes, PATH fare increases /> One hundred people packed a conference room at the Port Authority Technical Center in Jersey City, including 24 who spoke, roughly divided over the proposal.

To see more stories like the ones above, check out our href="https://news.motorists.org/">NMA Driving News site. Each weekday we update the site with news stories that are interesting and/or informative for drivers like you.

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href="https://blog.motorists.org/driving-news-august-19-2011/">Driving News Roundup: August 19, 2011

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