Oregon Resident Fined For Talking About His Red Light Ticket

Running a red light can get you a ticket in any state. But in Oregon, you can actually be fined for talking about it. Oregon resident, Mats Jarlstrom found that out the hard way. After his wife got a red-light ticket, he studied how yellow lights are timed and found out the formula used today is from the 1950s and applied to straight-through traffic only, not turning traffic which is how a lot of people get dinged by the cameras.

Mats was featured on his local news station for wanting to change red-light laws. But after a 2-year investigation, the Oregon State Engineering Board fined him $500 for the unlicensed practice of engineering. The Oregonian reports that the Oregon state board has now finally admitted it violated Mats’ first amendment rights. Do you think red light cameras need to be removed or changed to current formulas?

This week on PowerNation Katie introduces you to the hosts of our new off road show called XOR – Jeremy Weckman and Eliza Leon. They’ll talk about their background and their plans for our new non-pavement show!

Plus Katie features the 1963 Chevy C10 named “Reborn” by owner/builder Mike Amborn. Mike saved it from the scrapyard for just $500 bucks, hence the name, and restored it into a gem! He replaced most of the sheet metal and dropped in an LS1 with a 4LE–60 trans making about 400 horsepower. He lifted the bed up 16 inches so the wood floor appears to be a Tonneau cover. Inside Mike wanted a modern touch but a classic look so it looks stock, but has all the creature comforts. But one of the most striking features of the truck is the retro GM color called “Tartan Turquoise” topped with a “Gloss White”. Check it all out this week on PowerNation!