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NMA E-Newsletter #289: Legislative Interference with Transportation Planning

Posted on July 27th, 2014 in , , , , | Comments Off
The states are experts at spending your money. Mind you, they don’t spend it efficiently or constructively, but boy can they spend it. When we put together our Memorial Day rankings of the states by how they treat motorists, one of ...

NMA E-Newsletter #288: A Horse of a Different Color

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 in , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
AAA, formerly known as the American Automobile Association, was founded in 1901 to lobby for driver and passenger rights, fair laws, and safer vehicles. It has long since morphed into an insurance and financial services giant. If there is any ...

NMA E-Newsletter #287: 2014 Second Quarter Legislative Update

Posted on July 13th, 2014 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
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 second quarter of 2014. Here’s a brief summary of the driving-related ...

NMA E-Newsletter #286: Recent SCOTUS Decision Boon to Privacy Rights

Posted on July 6th, 2014 in , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
Chalk one up for privacy rights, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court. In a far-reaching ruling in June (Riley v. California), the court unanimously decided that police must obtain a warrant to search the contents of a cell phone seized from ...

NMA E-Newsletter #285: Can Pennsylvania Hold Out Much Longer?

Posted on June 29th, 2014 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
Even though Pennsylvania scored in the bottom 10 in our recent rankings of how states treat drivers, motorists in the Keystone State can be happy about one thing: Pennsylvania is the only state in the country that prohibits local police ...

NMA E-Newsletter #284: A Needed Change in our Driving Culture

Posted on June 23rd, 2014 in , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
Lane Courtesy should be ingrained in our driving culture as a 24/7 practice by everyone on the road. Yet with the summer driving season upon us and vacation traffic flooding the highways, it is apparent that there is much work ...

NMA E-Newsletter #283: He Said, She Said, It Said?

Posted on June 15th, 2014 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
Challenging a red-light ticket on constitutional and due process grounds just became more difficult thanks to the California Supreme Court. In a recent ruling (California v. Goldsmith) the court concluded that red-light camera evidence does not constitute hearsay, which is defined ...

NMA E-Newsletter #282: The Relentless Advocate

Posted on June 8th, 2014 in , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
Perhaps one of the most efficient ways to describe Ron Ely, past NMA Sentinel Award winner, is by noting his dogged determination. When the editor of Maryland Drivers Alliance website focuses on an injustice, and there are plenty as evidenced ...

NMA E-Newsletter #281: Members Share Thoughts on Emerging Transportation Designs

Posted on June 1st, 2014 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off
In last week’s newsletter (#280: Can it really be Safer to Drive on the Wrong Side of the Road?) we discussed several emerging, “alternative” interchange and intersection designs: the Diverging Diamond Interchange, the Displaced Left Turn Intersection and the U-Turn ...

NMA E-Newsletter #280: Can it really be Safer to Drive on the Wrong Side of the Road?

Posted on May 25th, 2014 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off
They’re rebuilding the main intersection here in Waunakee, transforming a traditional signalized intersection into a roundabout. Our office is about block away from the action, so we can hear them working, and much of the traffic is getting diverted onto ...




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