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    The Louisiana House will debate two measures that seek to place new limits on the red light cameras and automated speed enforcement systems that towns and cities use to issue traffic tickets.

  • Rep. Terry Landry, D-New Iberia, speaks about a bill that would ban hand-held cell phone use while driving, during a House Transportation Committee hearing on Monday, March 24, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. The bill's sponsor shelved the proposal after facing opposition from the committee. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

    Ban on hand-held cellphone use by drivers stalls

    It appears Louisiana drivers won't face new limits on their cellphone use.

  • Bill to expand booster seat use clears House panel

    A bill to increase the number of Kentucky children required to use vehicle booster seats has cleared its first hurdle in the General Assembly.

  • ND ban sought on 'distracted driving'

    North Dakotans who send text messages while they drive are as dangerous as drunks, a legislator said Thursday, as lawmakers disagreed about the best way to deter motorists from the practice.

  • Transportation ticket shock

    In the wake of the Minnesota bridge collapse, House Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Oberstar, Minnesota Democrat, was struck with a blinding insight on how to solve the problem of neglected infrastructure. Before you continue reading, let me suggest that you take a pair of vise grips and use them to get a tight hold on your wallet. Because what occurred to Mr. Oberstar is that the federal government needs more money to spend on aging bridges.

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