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Chalking tyres ruled illegal in four US states
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25th Apr 2019
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Chalking tyres ruled illegal in four US states

A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled traffic enforcement officers cannot chalk tyres as it is a violation of the fourth amendment to the country's constitution. The fourth amendment guarantees protection from "unreasonable searches and seizures" by the government. According to the judges, chalking is a form of trespass on private property, and requires a warrant.
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Volkswagen Passat joins Victoria Police fleet
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13th Mar 2019
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Volkswagen Passat joins Victoria Police fleet

Police in Victoria will soon have turbocharged all-wheel-drive power to track down high-speed crooks, with the 206kW Volkswagen Passat about to join the ranks – ending decades of Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore patrol cars. More than 250 Volkswagen Passat sedans and wagons will be rolled out across the Victoria Police fleet as a mix of general duties, unmarked, and highway patrol vehicles.
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Arizonans attack self-driving Waymo vans at least 21 times
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1st Jan 2019
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Arizonans attack self-driving Waymo vans at least 21 times

Self-driving vehicles being operated by Waymo, the autonomous driving division of Google, have been attacked or threatened at least 21 times since 2016. Incidents have included a resident waving a hand gun at a passing Waymo car, being run off the road, tyre slashing, being assaulted with rocks, and verbal abuse.
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Uber 'safety driver' was watching Hulu before fatal crash
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25th Jun 2018
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Uber 'safety driver' was watching Hulu before fatal crash

The driver responsible for overseeing the self-driving Uber prototype that struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona earlier this year was watching The Voice on her phone before the crash, according to a new report from Tempe Police.
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NSW to crack down on drug driving
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17th Jan 2018
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NSW to crack down on drug driving

The New South Wales Government has announced a crack down on drug driving in the state, strengthening current legislation and boosting roadside drug testing. According to Premier Gladys Berejiklian, 392 people lost their lives on NSW roads in 2017, with preliminary data indicating drug-affected drivers were a major contributing factor in 36 fatal accidents during that period - resulting in 42 fatalities. "This summer has been a tragic time for too many on our roads,” Ms Berejiklian said.
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