Peoples Republic Of Los Angeles Doubles Rolling-Right Fine, Tickets Via Camera

Across the greater Los Angeles area, rolling right-hand turns — failing to come to a complete stop when turning right at a red light — will now be recorded using traffic cameras. As many as 32 camera-equipped intersections across the city will be ready to automatically dole out a $381 unrepresented tax » 8/18/08 1:20pm 8/18/08 1:20pm for the…

Top Gear Unveils "Throne Of Gratitude," Honors UK Anti-Speed Camera City Councilman

In this past week's episode of Top Gear, the boys awarded Peter Greenlagh, a city councilman in the little UK town of Swindon, the "Top Gear Trophy of Excellence" for taking a stand against speed cameras. Not only that, but Jezza announced the creation of the "Top Gear Throne of Gratitude," inviting Greenlagh to drop… » 7/22/08 10:00am 7/22/08 10:00am

Louisana Traffic Official Fights The Law And The Law's Him

From the department of "do what I say, not what I do" comes this awesome story out of Lafayette, Louisiana playing perfectly into our dislike and mistrust of government nanny bureaucracy. Tony Tramel, the Director of Transportation for Lafayette Consolidated Government, is the chap tasked with monitoring and approving… » 4/04/08 9:40am 4/04/08 9:40am

Man Shoots Big Brother Right in the Traffic Cam

Some people don't like government supervision, and often these people are armed. This might be one of the explanations for why Clifford Clark of Knoxville, Tennessee decided to take three shots at a traffic cam with his .30-06 hunting rifle. The camera has apparently ticketed 6,798 drivers for running the light at… » 11/28/07 1:15pm 11/28/07 1:15pm

Hey, Wait! Traffic Cam Nabs Tire-Shop Hoons

Funny story. A California man orders wheels and tires from a popular, mail-order wheel-and-tire house. He has his order sent to a tire shop for fitting and balancing on his VW GTI. When the job's done, the guy picks up the car and goes home. Some time later, he gets a traffic-camera summons in the mail. The car had… » 10/09/07 5:00pm 10/09/07 5:00pm