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Speed Trap Towns #461390

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 14, 1972
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(Studio) United States Supreme Court moves against small town speed traps. Court rules mayors of such towns can't sit as judges in traffic courts Case involved was from Ohio.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Monroeville, Ohio) 1968 traffic case involved truck driver Clarence Ward, convicted by mayor of failure to stop at truck check point to show license. Fined $100. Village operating budget comes from traffic fines collected in court in which mayor is judge. Supreme Court throws out conviction on ground that mayor, responsible for village finances, may be tempted if also traffic judge. [Mayor Thomas BERGMAN - says he tries to hold just court]

(Studio) Despite court action, speed traps continue in American Greek government of Premier George Papadopoulos passes law making it a crime while driving a car to be poorly dressed, unclean, or ill-mannered. United Press International says new law will be severe handicap on Greek drivers who use obscene gestures to help them conmunicate with other drivers.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Davis, Lou

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