Va. House, Senate endorse first speed cameras in Virginia

Speed cameras are set to launch in Virginia for the first time — if only in limited form — under legislation approved by both chambers of the state General Assembly. The final version of the legislation headed for Gov. Ralph Northam‘s desk only allows for handheld speed cameras used by police officers while in highway work zones. The officer’s vehicle must have its blue flashing lights activated and there must be a warning sign of the speed camera use placed within 1,000 feet of the work zone. ...

'Vision Zero' has zero benefits

Let me introduce you to the city’s latest plan for traffic management and safety in our city. “Vision Zero” is an organizational concept that states serious traffic deaths and injuries are preventable through proper engineering, enforcement of rules and education of the citizenry. Their purpose is noble – namely the elimination of traffic deaths and serious injuries. The City of Alexandria has adopted this plan of pedestrian and bicycle implementation to evaluate and eliminate traffic deaths and injuries. ...

Cashless tolls horror stories: 'I wept,' woman says as she takes from IRA to pay bill

The implementation of cashless tolling in the Lower Hudson Valley has brought howls of complaints from drivers who have told us horror stories. Some say they’ve never received bills, only to face thousands of dollars in late fees. Others told us about strong-arm tactics of collection agencies, about a faceless system that didn’t seem to care. Here are two of their stories. Read the full article at lohud.