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NMA E-Newsletter: #305: T’row de Bum(s) Out!

Posted on November 16th, 2014 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
By Gary Biller, NMA President Popular lore has it that the phrase “throw the bums out” originated during the 1941 World Series when the New York Yankees faced off against the Brooklyn Dodgers. A man supposedly walked into a bar—stop us ...

NMA Maryland/Virginia Alert: Defend Yourself against MD Speed Cam Tickets

Posted on August 20th, 2014 in , , , , , | Comments Off
If you receive a Maryland speed camera ticket and were not driving at the time, you are under no obligation to name the person who was driving, according to a recent investigative news report. The story stems from language on the tickets ...

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 #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 #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 #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 #251: Usefulness Takes a Backseat to Technology and the Law

Posted on November 3rd, 2013 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
Did you rush out and buy the latest and greatest iPhone, the 5S model, as soon as it became available last month?  If so, this newsletter is for you.  Actually, since smartphone technology typically follows in Apple’s footsteps, everyone who ...

NMA E-Newsletter #242: The Myth of “No-Point” Violations

Posted on September 1st, 2013 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
Traffic courts and prosecutors know that many traffic defendants will happily plead guilty and pay the fine as long as no points appear on their driving record. The court exacts its pound of flesh and the driver keeps a clean ...

NMA Maryland Alert: Charles County to Refund Speed Camera Fines

Posted on August 13th, 2013 in , , , | Comments Off
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office recently announced it will issue refunds for speed camera citations issued by the camera near the Jenifer Elementary School on Berry Road in Waldorf. The camera was placed outside of the school zone and was therefore ...




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