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June 5, 2009

Auto Briefs

Study finds support for red-light cameras and Infiniti G37 named top upscale sedan

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Admit it: You support red-light cameras
A recent national survey found that 69 percent of Americans support the use of red-light cameras at the most dangerous intersections in their states, while just 29 percent oppose them. However, the poll, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, also found that 47 percent of respondents believe that most residents in their state oppose red-light cameras. This provides evidence of an unusually high disconnect between actual attitudes on the issue and perceptions of how others feel, the researchers say.

Infiniti G37

Infiniti G37 named top upscale sedan
The updated Infiniti G37 was rated top upscale sports sedan in Consumer Reports' recent tests. The G37 scored an "excellent" overall road test score and was lauded for its drivetrain and improved fuel economy (21 mpg). A seven-speed automatic transmission has replaced the five-speed automatic, and a larger 3.7-liter engine provides stronger performance than last year's model. The redesigned Acura TSX was also named a recommended buy by the magazine, with 25 mpg overall fuel economy and well-rounded sportiness. Its well-finished interior was a major standout.

--NWautos staff

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