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The “Gold Standard” for Red-Light Camera Accident Analysis: NMA E-Newsletter #346

Posted on August 30th, 2015 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on The “Gold Standard” for Red-Light Camera Accident Analysis: NMA E-Newsletter #346
“Red-light cameras have helped cut wrecks by 83% in Richmond,” cheers a recent headline from The Richmond Times-Dispatch. Wow! That sounds almost too good to be true. Let’s read on. A little further into the story we learn that the 83 ...

“Seriously? It’s Come to This?”: NMA Newsletter #345

Posted on August 23rd, 2015 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on “Seriously? It’s Come to This?”: NMA Newsletter #345
We find ourselves saying that a lot these days as we run across more and more stories like these: The first comes from Edmonton, Alberta, where officials are considering disguising speed cameras as utility boxes. When asked about the idea, traffic ...

No Shortcuts to Navigating a DUI Stop: NMA E-Newsletter #344

Posted on August 16th, 2015 in , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on No Shortcuts to Navigating a DUI Stop: NMA E-Newsletter #344
You may have seen this video of an attorney using a novel approach to navigate his way through a DUI roadblock. Essentially he refuses to have any personal contact with the officers by putting his papers in a plastic bag ...

A Little Help Here: NMA E-Newsletter #343

Posted on August 9th, 2015 in , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Little Help Here: NMA E-Newsletter #343
License plate readers, facial recognition systems, surveillance cameras, cell phone snoopers. They’re all out there, and the NMA needs all the help it can get in fighting back. That’s why we appreciate the efforts of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The ...

Pedestrians must be Accountable for their own Safety: NMA E-Newsletter #342

Posted on August 2nd, 2015 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pedestrians must be Accountable for their own Safety: NMA E-Newsletter #342
Last week’s newsletter on whether pedestrians should take responsibility for their own safety garnered many thoughtful member responses. We thought we would share a few with you. From Dick Goodwin, New Hampshire: Excellent article! And so true. Most pedestrians seem to have ...

If it Walks Like a Duck: NMA E-Newsletter #341

Posted on July 26th, 2015 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on If it Walks Like a Duck: NMA E-Newsletter #341
Summer is the time when communities across the country conduct their annual crosswalk sting operations in which undercover police officers walk out into busy intersections hoping they won’t get run over. The purpose is to ticket passing drivers who fail ...

The Clean Diesel Alternative: NMA E-Newsletter #340

Posted on July 19th, 2015 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Clean Diesel Alternative: NMA E-Newsletter #340
With the advent of ever more stringent Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency requirements, many automakers are turning to clean diesel powered vehicles to improve fuel economy. If you’re in the market for a new car or truck, a diesel vehicle could ...

Red-Light Cameras Suffer another Crushing Blow: NMA E-Newsletter #339

Posted on July 12th, 2015 in , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »
News of another city dropping its red-light camera program may not seem like a big deal these days. It is, however, when that city is in the proverbial belly of the red-light camera beast. We’re talking about Tallahassee, the capital of ...

2015 Second Quarter Legislative Update: NMA E-Newsletter #338

Posted on July 5th, 2015 in , , , , , , , , | No Comments »
The NMA continues to advocate for motorists’ rights at the national, state and local level. Legislatures across the country took up a broad range of motorists’ issues in the first quarter of 2015. Here’s a brief summary of the driving-related ...

A Refresher Course on Ticket-Fighting Part 2: NMA E-Newsletter #337

Posted on June 28th, 2015 in , , , , , | Comments Off on A Refresher Course on Ticket-Fighting Part 2: NMA E-Newsletter #337
Here’s Part 2 of our Frequently Asked Questions on ticketing fighting. See Part 1 here. Can a police officer issue me a ticket if he's outside his own jurisdiction? If the violation took place within his jurisdiction the answer is yes. If ...




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