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NMA E-Newsletter #324: Court Innovations Will Create More Fergusons

Posted on March 29th, 2015 in , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
Editor’s Note: Last week’s newsletter described the Court Innovations system, an online interface that lets ticket recipients plea bargain remotely without having to show up in court. Sounds convenient, but it really amounts to a way for the courts to ...

NMA E-Newsletter #323: Sacrificing Rights in the Name of Efficiency (and Money)

Posted on March 22nd, 2015 in , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
The NMA’s ever vigilant Michigan contingent sent us this article about a startup company that has made it even easier for the traffic justice system to hoover up your hard-earned money. The company, Court Innovations, has developed a web-based app ...

NMA E-Newsletter #322: Vision Zero—An Unrealistic, Cynical Vision

Posted on March 15th, 2015 in , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
Vision Zero came to America last year with the election of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who campaigned on the promise to eliminate all traffic fatalities in the five boroughs within 10 years. His program for doing so, known ...

NMA E-Newsletter #321: Radar Fails Under Scientific Scrutiny … Again

Posted on March 8th, 2015 in , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
Most longtime NMA members understand the weaknesses of using radar to measure vehicle speeds. However, less experienced drivers and even the courts regard radar as foolproof. Nothing could be further from the truth, and we have fresh evidence that further ...

NMA E-Newsletter #320: The Real Consequences of Real ID

Posted on March 1st, 2015 in , , , , , | Comments Off
The Transportation Security Authority (TSA) recently announced that by next year all domestic airline passengers will need to have either a traditional passport or a government-issued ID compliant with Real ID standards to board a plane. The new rule could ...

NMA E-Newsletter #319: Cars That Never Made It

Posted on February 22nd, 2015 in , , | Comments Off
They were pure fantasy on wheels, machines designed to make the heart race and the mind ask, "What if?" These 1950s concept cars were automotive art built to attract public attention, test wild engineering ideas and give motorists a fleeting glimpse ...

NMA E-Newsletter #318: Presenting a Call to Action for Motorists’ Rights

Posted on February 15th, 2015 in , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
On February 6, 2015, NMA President Gary Biller spoke to approximately 100 members of the Lehigh Valley Tea Party (LVTP) at their monthly meeting in the Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton area of eastern Pennsylvania. The presentation is part of an outreach program to ...

NMA E-Newsletter #317: “Courteous” Driver the True Obstruction

Posted on February 8th, 2015 in , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
Last week’s e-newsletter really stirred up member response with an overwhelming number of you rejecting the Seattle driver’s approach to trying to single-handedly wipe out traffic jams and backups. The consensus was that he was obstructing traffic and should have ...

NMA E-Newsletter #316: Can a Driver be too Courteous?

Posted on February 1st, 2015 in , , , | Comments Off
Can a single driver influence the actions of an entire freeway full of cars? Maybe a better question is should a single driver exert such influence? Ask yourself that question as you watch the seven minute video below. In it the ...

NMA E-Newsletter #315: Avoiding Unpleasant Surprises

Posted on January 25th, 2015 in , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
John Nettles probably didn’t give it a second thought when he got a speeding ticket in Ehrhardt, South Carolina, in 1997. Like most people, he simply paid it and moved on. But some 17 years later, that decision has cost ...

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