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NMA E-Newsletter #270: Dash Cams—A Double-Edged Sword

Posted on March 16th, 2014 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
We talk a lot here about how evolving technology can work for you or against you. A perfect example is the use of cell phones to record police activity during traffic stops. Even though you may be within your rights to ...

NMA E-Newsletter #264: Why VMT Taxing Schemes are Unnecessary and Intrusive

Posted on February 3rd, 2014 in , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
The Maryland General Assembly will consider a proposal this week to prohibit the state or local jurisdiction from imposing a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax on private vehicle owners. The measure would also prohibit the installation of GPS devices in ...

NMA E-Newsletter #185: Are You a Digital Bigfoot?

Posted on July 29th, 2012 in , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »
There’s no escaping it. You leave a digital footprint everywhere you go. And it tells a lot about you: where you’ve been, what you’ve been doing—even your state of mind.We’ve discussed some of these digital trackers already. Cell phone records ...

NMA E-Newsletter #175: A Quick Tour of Intelligent Transportation Systems

Posted on May 20th, 2012 in , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »
By John Bowman, NMA Communications DirectorAn interesting magazine came across my desk the other day. It’s called Thinking Highways, and it covers the fascinating field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). On its surface, ITS is essentially the endeavor to increase ...

NMA E-Newsletter #171: Black Box Data—A Cautionary Tale

Posted on April 15th, 2012 in , , , , , , | No Comments »
Imagine being in a two-car accident that not only totaled your vehicle, but also made you uninsurable at any sort of reasonable cost because the blame for the collision was placed squarely on your sore shoulders. Nothing too unusual about that, ...

NMA Connecticut Alert: Bill Would Pave the Way to Non-Stop Surveillance

Posted on March 21st, 2012 in , , , | No Comments »
We wanted to alert you to an alarming proposal working its way through the Connecticut General Assembly.   At the behest of the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) industry, Connecticut legislators are considering Senate Bill 288, which would authorize a feasibility ...

NMA E-Newsletter #167: Members Weigh In on Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance

Posted on March 18th, 2012 in , , , , , , , , | No Comments »
NMA members are never shy about sharing their opinions. Our recent E-newsletter on Pay as You Drive (PAYD) auto insurance (#165: The Trade-Offs of "Pay as You Drive" Auto Insurance), spurred many to respond with their own thoughtful and provocative ...

NMA E-Newsletter #165: The Trade-Offs of “Pay as You Drive” Auto Insurance

Posted on March 4th, 2012 in , , , , , , | No Comments »
You can hardly channel surf these days without encountering the ubiquitous Flo, the over-caffeinated cheerleader for Progressive Auto Insurance. More often than not, she's hawking the company's Snapshot program.Snapshot uses an in-car monitoring device to track your driving habits and ...

NMA Tennessee Alert: Motorist Bills Need Your Input

Posted on February 27th, 2012 in , , , , | No Comments »
Numerous bills pertaining to motorists’ rights are working their way through the Tennessee General Assembly.SB 3750 & HB 3768—Prohibit a state or local governing body from installing or maintaining speed cameras after July 1, 2012. The Senate version is in ...

NMA E-Newsletter #151: GPS as Evidence

Posted on November 27th, 2011 in , , , | No Comments »
By Bob Morrow, Montana NMA member.Have you ever had a case where the cop said you were going 45 in a 35 zone as he hands you the ticket, but you know you were going 35?How do you prove that?Telling ...

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