The Truth About Cars » The Newspaper http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:00:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » The Newspaper http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Texas: Top State Senator Says Red Light Cameras About Money http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/texas-top-state-senator-says-red-light-cameras-about-money/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/texas-top-state-senator-says-red-light-cameras-about-money/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2012 20:07:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=427043 The most senior Texas state lawmaker admitted last week that he voted to save red light camera programs even though he knew they had no effect on public safety. State Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston), who was first elected to the legislature in 1973, appeared on KTRH radio’s morning news program to discuss how public opposition […]

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The most senior Texas state lawmaker admitted last week that he voted to save red light camera programs even though he knew they had no effect on public safety. State Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston), who was first elected to the legislature in 1973, appeared on KTRH radio’s morning news program to discuss how public opposition […]

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American Traffic Solutions Sues Former Top Executive http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/american-traffic-solutions-sues-former-top-executive/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/american-traffic-solutions-sues-former-top-executive/#comments Tue, 07 Jun 2011 13:58:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=397682 American Traffic Solutions files federal lawsuit accusing former VP of stealing company clients. Photo enforcement vendor American Traffic Solutions last month filed a federal lawsuit against one of its own top employees. Michael J. Lenza worked for ATS as senior vice president for financial services from September 30, 2006 to May 13, 2011. Lenza’s job […]

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American Traffic Solutions files federal lawsuit accusing former VP of stealing company clients. Photo enforcement vendor American Traffic Solutions last month filed a federal lawsuit against one of its own top employees. Michael J. Lenza worked for ATS as senior vice president for financial services from September 30, 2006 to May 13, 2011. Lenza’s job […]

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Arizona Governor Proposes Ballot Measure To Save Speed Cameras http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/arizona-governor-proposes-ballot-measure-to-save-speed-cameras/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/arizona-governor-proposes-ballot-measure-to-save-speed-cameras/#comments Mon, 18 Jan 2010 14:27:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=342111 In a surprise move, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) took a step to save the freeway speed camera program imposed by her predecessor, Janet Napolitano (D), the current US Secretary of Homeland Security. On Friday, Brewer proposed a Fiscal Year 2011 budget that cut spending by $1.1 billion, reduced the state’s workforce by ten percent […]

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In a surprise move, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) took a step to save the freeway speed camera program imposed by her predecessor, Janet Napolitano (D), the current US Secretary of Homeland Security. On Friday, Brewer proposed a Fiscal Year 2011 budget that cut spending by $1.1 billion, reduced the state’s workforce by ten percent […]

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Indiana: City Threatens $2500 Fines for Challenging Traffic Tickets http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/indiana-city-threatens-2500-fines-for-challenging-traffic-tickets/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/indiana-city-threatens-2500-fines-for-challenging-traffic-tickets/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2009 17:25:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=338821 Motorists who receive minor parking or traffic tickets in Indianapolis, Indiana are being threatened with fines of up to $2500 if they attempt to take the ticket to court. A local attorney with the firm Roberts and Bishop was so outraged by what he saw in Marion County traffic court that he filed a class […]

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Motorists who receive minor parking or traffic tickets in Indianapolis, Indiana are being threatened with fines of up to $2500 if they attempt to take the ticket to court. A local attorney with the firm Roberts and Bishop was so outraged by what he saw in Marion County traffic court that he filed a class […]

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Speed Cameras Gift-Wrapped In The Netherlands http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/speed-cameras-gift-wrapped-in-the-netherlands/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/speed-cameras-gift-wrapped-in-the-netherlands/#comments Tue, 08 Dec 2009 15:44:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=338522 Beginning around 4am Friday morning, about 250 speed cameras throughout The Netherlands were gift-wrapped in festive boxes that prevented the devices from issuing automated tickets. The cameras were thus decorated as part of a publicity stunt for the “Go Fast” energy drink with the help of about seventy company employees. Many of those involved dressed […]

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Beginning around 4am Friday morning, about 250 speed cameras throughout The Netherlands were gift-wrapped in festive boxes that prevented the devices from issuing automated tickets. The cameras were thus decorated as part of a publicity stunt for the “Go Fast” energy drink with the help of about seventy company employees. Many of those involved dressed […]

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Turmoil in Two California Red Light Camera Programs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/turmoil-in-two-california-red-light-camera-programs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/turmoil-in-two-california-red-light-camera-programs/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2009 16:53:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=338395 Red light cameras are shutting down temporarily and permanently in a pair of California cities. Santa Maria’s program has ended for good, thanks to camera vendor American Traffic Solutions (ATS). ATS inherited the Santa Maria account from bankrupt vendor Nestor Traffic Systems in September and has now decided to pull out of the city because […]

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Red light cameras are shutting down temporarily and permanently in a pair of California cities. Santa Maria’s program has ended for good, thanks to camera vendor American Traffic Solutions (ATS). ATS inherited the Santa Maria account from bankrupt vendor Nestor Traffic Systems in September and has now decided to pull out of the city because […]

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Photo Enforcement Illegal In South Carolina http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/photo-enforcement-illegal-in-south-carolina/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/photo-enforcement-illegal-in-south-carolina/#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2009 16:10:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=337476 Earlier this year the South Carolina General Assembly enacted a law that will make it even more difficult for red light camera and speed camera vendors to attempt to do business in the state. Under a provision that took effect on April 9, police are authorized to replace traditional handwritten citations with “electronic traffic tickets” […]

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Earlier this year the South Carolina General Assembly enacted a law that will make it even more difficult for red light camera and speed camera vendors to attempt to do business in the state. Under a provision that took effect on April 9, police are authorized to replace traditional handwritten citations with “electronic traffic tickets” […]

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Texas: Accidents Increase at Controversial Red Light Camera Intersection http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/texas-accidents-increase-at-controversial-red-light-camera-intersection/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/texas-accidents-increase-at-controversial-red-light-camera-intersection/#comments Wed, 25 Nov 2009 14:44:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=336971 Accidents rose after the installation of a red light camera at one major intersection in Baytown, Texas. The private company American Traffic Solutions began issuing automated tickets at the intersection of Garth and Baker Roads on March 21, 2008. Since then, safety has not improved at the controversial camera location. According to a brochure published […]

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Accidents rose after the installation of a red light camera at one major intersection in Baytown, Texas. The private company American Traffic Solutions began issuing automated tickets at the intersection of Garth and Baker Roads on March 21, 2008. Since then, safety has not improved at the controversial camera location. According to a brochure published […]

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Shareholder Revolt Takes Out Three Traffic Camera Company Leaders http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/shareholder-revolt-takes-out-three-traffic-camera-company-leaders/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/shareholder-revolt-takes-out-three-traffic-camera-company-leaders/#comments Thu, 19 Nov 2009 14:44:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=336098 Angry shareholders yesterday ousted the chairman of the board of a major traffic camera company and two of his closest allies. Redflex Chairman Chris Cooper and Directors Peter Lewinsky and Roger Sawley resigned to avoid an embarrassing vote after learning that a majority of shareholder proxies expressed no confidence in their continued leadership. The internal […]

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Angry shareholders yesterday ousted the chairman of the board of a major traffic camera company and two of his closest allies. Redflex Chairman Chris Cooper and Directors Peter Lewinsky and Roger Sawley resigned to avoid an embarrassing vote after learning that a majority of shareholder proxies expressed no confidence in their continued leadership. The internal […]

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Pennsylvania Resurrects Plan to Toll Interstate 80 Freeway http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/pennsylvania-resurrects-plan-to-toll-interstate-80-freeway/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/pennsylvania-resurrects-plan-to-toll-interstate-80-freeway/#comments Tue, 10 Nov 2009 00:40:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=334540 Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell (D) has not given up on his dream of adding toll booths on Interstate 80, a freeway that serves as a vital commercial link between New York and Chicago. On October 30, state officials filed an official memorandum to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) reopening the application for permission to […]

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Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell (D) has not given up on his dream of adding toll booths on Interstate 80, a freeway that serves as a vital commercial link between New York and Chicago. On October 30, state officials filed an official memorandum to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) reopening the application for permission to […]

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