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NMA E-Newsletter #272: Of Pretzel Logic and E-Cigarettes

Posted on March 31st, 2014 in , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
Jason Dewing’s story has a surreal quality to it. Well, it did take place in traffic court so anything is possible. Dewing was stopped by an Upstate New York police officer for driving while using his cell phone. Only he wasn’t ...

NMA E-Newsletter #266: Warrantless Vehicle Searches Part 2—The “In Plain View” Doctrine

Posted on February 17th, 2014 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off
This is the final part of a two-part series on warrantless vehicle searches written by NMA Texas member Ted Levitt, who is not an attorney but who has done extensive legal research on the subject. Read Part 1 here. Please ...

NMA E-Newsletter #262: Vision Zero Equals Zero Vision

Posted on January 19th, 2014 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was never a friend of the motorist. He famously stated his desire to put red-light cameras “on every corner” and led the charge to bring speed cameras to the five boroughs. However, his zeal ...

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 #219: Resistance is Not Futile

Posted on March 24th, 2013 in , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »
Profiteers from photo tickets, whether camera companies like ATS or Redflex, or the communities who plan on red-light and speed camera ticket revenue to prop up their budget deficits, would have you believe otherwise. They are waging an ongoing (and ...

NMA E-Newsletter #188: Force Multiplier

Posted on August 19th, 2012 in , , , , , , , , | No Comments »
Force Multiplier: A tool to amplify effort in order to produce more output.There are any number of examples in our daily lives of force multipliers: A microphone. A hammer. An escalator. A school bus. The dreaded “reply to all” email ...

NMA E-Newsletter #182: 2012 Second Quarter Legislative Update

Posted on July 8th, 2012 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 second quarter of 2012. Here’s a brief summary of the driving-related ...

NMA New York Alert: Sign Petition to Stop Cameras in Suffolk County

Posted on June 22nd, 2012 in , , , | No Comments »
Suffolk County lawmakers recently approved theinstallation of red-light cameras at 50 new intersections. Once operational there will be a total of 100 camera-equipped intersections in the county.But there’s still time to stop them. That’s why local citizens have organized a petition opposing the ...

NMA E-Newsletter #170: 2012 First Quarter Legislative Update

Posted on April 8th, 2012 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »
The NMA is constantly advocating 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 2012.  Here’s brief summary of the driving-related issues ...

NMA New York Alert: Sign Online Petition Against NYC Speed Cameras

Posted on January 30th, 2012 in , , , | No Comments »
Earlier this month we alerted you to legislation that would install 40 speed cameras throughout New York City.In response to that, a group opposed to the proposal has started an online petition to stop the cameras. We encourage all New ...




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