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1/3/20072006 Year in Review
A list of the most viewed stories in 2006 on TheNewspaper.com.
The following ten items were the most viewed stories last year on TheNewspaper.com.
- Federal Appeals Court: Driving With Money is a Crime
In August, a federal appeals court ruled that merely driving with a large amount of cash was sufficient evidence for police to seize the money, even if there is no evidence that a crime has been committed.
- Police Roadblock Harassment Caught on Tape
Last month, a motorist released a video of St. Louis County, Missouri police threatening "find a reason" to arrest him when he refused to discuss his personal travel plans at a roadblock.
- Meter Maid Arrested for Ticketing Cop
In May, a meter maid gave a parking ticket to a Chicago, Illinois police officer. The officer retaliated by arresting her when she refused to void the citation.
- Speed Camera Tickets Non-Speeding Protester
In January, annoyed by a defiant gesture, a UK speed camera issued a ticket to non-speeding driver.
- Tennessee Supreme Court Overturns ID Roadblocks
In April, Tennessee's highest court found that the use of roadblocks to check identification papers, driving licenses and automobile registrations to be unconstitutional.
- Driver Responsibility Tax Surprises Out of State Motorist
In February, a motorist discovered new laws allow Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Texas to tax drivers annually -- even if they live in another state -- simply because they received a speeding ticket.
- $180,000 Seized Car Over Squealing Tires
In January, New Zealand Police seized a $180,000 Mercedes-Benz CLS 55 AMG without trial by claiming it "lost traction."
- Geico Charges Higher Insurance Rates for Blue Collar Workers
In February, a study showed Geico charged janitors 70 percent more than it charges lawyers for car insurance in New Jersey. A later update showed the practice to be nationwide.
- Camera Mails Tickets to Noisy Cars
In March, a new technology was revealed that allows police to mail automated tickets to cars with loud stereos and noisy exhausts.
- Ticket Quota Cover-up Continues with Pennsylvania State Police
In August, a special report showed that Pennsylvania State Troopers were offered a monetary bounty in return for writing additional traffic tickets. Those who disagreed with the policy were punished for speaking out.