State House approves Nesbitt bill helping Michigan drivers to avoid tickets fines

first_img Categories: News 26Mar State House approves Nesbitt bill helping Michigan drivers to avoid tickets, fines Michigan residents who are pulled over while driving will have a chance at avoiding tickets and resulting fines, thanks to a bill authored by Rep. Aric Nesbitt and approved today in the state House of Representatives with strong bipartisan support.HB 4193 will allow motorists to provide proof of insurance electronically during traffic stops. More than half of states currently allow this practice, and Michigan is the only state in the Midwest that does not.“With modern technology in our hands, we should use it as much as possible to make life easier for Michigan residents,” said Rep. Nesbitt, R-Lawton. “This common-sense change allows drivers to use their phone to demonstrate proof of insurance coverage during a traffic stop, avoiding an unnecessary trip to the local police station to show a paper proof of insurance that may have been misplaced.”The bill now goes to the Senate for further action.last_img read more

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The Crown Netflix is set to ramp up its British pr

first_imgThe CrownNetflix is set to ramp up its British production efforts, with co-production deals in place with the three main UK terrestrial broadcasters.Speaking at the RTS London Conference yesterday, Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos said that Netflix had already had global success with the UK shows it has licensed for its service and claimed that more British commissions are on the way.“We are in co-production agreements right now with ITV, with Channel 4 and with the BBC on several projects. We’ll announce at least four more before the end of the year of these co-productions where the British broadcaster will take the first window and we’ll follow but we will launch it on Netflix around the world,” said Sarrandos.“What we find is that we have had such success with British programming in the US and around the world, with Happy Valley, Peaky Blinders, River, that it’s a natural extension of that for us to commission original British programming.”Sarandos discussed four confirmed British Netflix shows, including three that are due to launch imminently. Its most high-profile is the big budget, Left Bank Pictures-produced royal drama, The Crown, which is due to go live globally on November 4.A new six-episode run of Black Mirror, the dark Channel 4 drama that Netflix picked up for a third season last year, will launch in October. Meanwhile, Lovesick, a revived and renamed second season of the cancelled Channel 4 sitcom, Scrotal Recall, is due to appear later in November.Our Planet, Netflix’s landmark 4K natural history series from the creators of the BBC hit Planet Earth, is not due to launch on the SVOD service until 2018.Beyond this, in January Channel 4 said that Kiss Me First, a six-part emotional thriller, is coming to E4 and Netflix. The BBC said in April that it will work with Netflix on a four-part animated remake of kids film Watership Down. Meanwhile Studiocanal’s Red Production Company and ITV said in August that Netflix had come on-board as a co-production partner for eight-part thriller Paranoid.last_img read more

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