New Orleans cameras ticket parked cars for speeding

Speeding is taken very seriously in New Orleans. And the speeding cameras, which we know are just robots plotting against us, take it seriously as well.

Some New Orleans cameras take the infraction so seriously that they are issuing speeding tickets to parked cars. Yes, that’s a moving violation for a vehicle that’s not moving. Residents complain that they are legally parked on the street, and the cameras pick up their plates, rather than the offending vehicle’s as it passes through. Owners of the parked cars get the tickets, rather than the offenders.

One day, the robots will decide to fine us just for living.

Tackling drivers, drugs and Keanu Reeves movies

It may not be as crass as Topeka, Kansas’ attempt to get faster Internet by changing its name to “Google,” but town of Speed is definitely putting in the effort.

Speed, Australia, will change its name to “Speedkills” for the month of March to promote a driver safety campaign against exceeding the posted speed limit. Phil Reed, head of community relations at the Transport Accident Commission, hopes it will convince people that speeding should be considered “(as) socially unacceptable as drink driving.”

We won’t know if the campaign made an impact until April when the statistics come in, but we do know that the local “football” team’s gonna love their temporary new name.

Christmas is in the air

We tend to make fun of foreigners a lot, so perhaps it’s time we show the good side of them (aside from the French, they’re bastards).

In Germany, a woman was pulled over for speeding and was understandably upset by getting a ticket for the offense. She was so upset that she began crying. Another woman pulled over for the same reason was moved by first driver’s tears that she paid for the crying woman’s ticket.

And that’s it.

Yeah, you didn’t expect one of those warm, fuzzy, Christmas cheer-type stories, did you?