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Recent 4th DCA Red Light Camera Decision May Invalidate Citations

In a recent landmark decision the Fourth District Court of Appeal invalidated citations issued in the City of Hollywood. The issue raised involved the validity of red light citations issued to drivers by the third-party...more

Office of Planning and Research Issues Draft Update to State CEQA Guidelines for Analyzing Traffic Impacts

Deadline for Comments is 5 p.m. on October 10 - As mandated by 2013’s Senate Bill 743, the Office of Planning and Research has released its draft update to the State CEQA Guidelines. SB 743 requires OPR to update the...more

Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down Red Light Ordinances as Preempted by State Law

On June 12, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court decided two cases that involved whether municipal ordinances imposing penalties for red light violations detected by devices using cameras were invalid because they were preempted...more

Illinois Supreme Court Debates Constitutionality of Red-Light Ordinance

Our reports on the oral arguments of the Illinois Supreme Court’s May term continue with Keating v. City of Chicago. Keating poses an important question for Illinois motorists: are municipal red light ordinances...more

California Supreme Court: No Special Rules to Authenticate Red-Light-Camera Evidence; Evidence Is Not Hearsay

In a unanimous decision published yesterday,camera the California Supreme Court concluded that the evidence generated by an automated traffic enforcement system (ATES) was adequately authenticated by the testimony of a city...more

California Supreme Court Upholds Red Light Camera Conviction

Declines to Adopt Special Authentication Rule and Finds Camera Evidence Not Hearsay - In a case briefed and argued by Best Best & Krieger LLP attorney Kira L. Klatchko, the California Supreme Court held, in a unanimous...more

School Speed Zone Cameras on Long Island

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed the installation of speed monitoring cameras in Long Island school zones to deter speeding and as an added source of revenue for Nassau and Suffolk counties. The proposed pilot program would...more

What Not to Do When You Have a Car Accident

Road rage has become more common in recent years and can turn a minor traffic accident into a deadly encounter. Arrests are still being made in the road rage incident that occurred on the Henry Hudson Parkway in New York on...more

It is Now Illegal in Florida to Drive Too Slow in the Fast Lane

Did you know that in Florida you can get a traffic ticket for driving too slowly? In July, Florida passed a comprehensive highway bill that included a provision to allow police to ticket certain slow drivers. Specifically, it...more

What Is Due Diligence?

What is due diligence? When did due diligence begin?...more

The Courts Drag Parking Back into the California Environmental Quality Act - BB&K's Sarah Owsowitz and Stephanie Straka Explore...

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a Californian in possession of a car must be in want of a parking space. And, of course, this space should be free, just steps from your intended destination and available 24...more

Infrastructure Alert - April 17, 2013

Last week, President Obama released his FY2014 budget, outlining several proposals to fund new infrastructure programs. The budget proposes $40 billion for “Fix it First” projects to repair existing infrastructure, as well...more

Things Are Getting HOT on Los Angeles Freeways

On Saturday November 10, the California Department of Transportation (“Caltrans”) and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) converted the I-110 Harbor Transitway lanes (“ExpressLanes”) from High...more

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