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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 Nevada Alert: Speed Limit Bill Gains Support

Posted on March 18th, 2015 in , , , | Comments Off
Good news! The Nevada Senate Transportation Committee voted yesterday to raise the speed limit on certain rural roads. Senate Bill 2, which would allow the Nevada Department of Transportation to raise the speed limit on divided, largely rural highways to 80 ...

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 Missouri Alert: Legislature to take up Speed Limit Bill

Posted on February 6th, 2015 in , , , | Comments Off
The Missouri House is set to take up a bill to raise speed limits on rural interstates and freeways. If passed, House Bill 295 would raise the speed limit on rural interstates from 70 to 75 mph. It would also give ...

NMA E-Newsletter #306: The Public Records Request

Posted on November 23rd, 2014 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off
One of the most effective ways for a NMA member to go on the offensive is to issue a public records request. Governmental transparency is a wonderful concept but it remains just a concept unless the citizenry actively exercises the ...

NMA E-Newsletter: #304: Wiping Out While Riding the Wave of “Smart Growth”

Posted on November 9th, 2014 in , , , , , | Comments Off
Editor’s Note: In a recent e-newsletter we discussed how planners want to remake the urban landscape to discourage automobile travel. But as often happens with such schemes, the law of unintended consequences comes to bear. This is what happened in ...

NMA E-Newsletter #303: Masking an Agenda

Posted on November 2nd, 2014 in , , , , , , | Comments Off
We admit it. We are cynics when it comes to AAA’s motives. Exhibit A: #288, A Horse of a Different Color which we issued shortly after AAA Idaho publicly pressured the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) to hold off from raising ...

NMA E-Newsletter #301: Caution! This is a Completely Hypothetical Exercise that could become Reality.

Posted on October 19th, 2014 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off
The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board (ARB) recently put on a presentation titled “The Science behind Sustainable Communities Strategies.” The stated goal was to provide “an objective review of the empirical evidence on how effective various transportation and ...

NMA E-Newsletter #298: Time to Raise Motorists’ Issues with Elected Officials

Posted on September 28th, 2014 in , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
For better or worse, election season is upon us. That means it’s the perfect time to find out where your elected officials stand on a variety of motorists’ rights issues. Your local, state and federal representatives all have an obligation to ...

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