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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 #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 New York Alert: Tell Gov. Cuomo to Veto NYC Speed Limit Bill

Posted on June 20th, 2014 in , , , | Comments Off
Both houses of the New York state legislature have passed a bill to lower the speed limit in New York City from 30 mph to 25 mph. The bill now heads to Gov. Cuomo for his signature or veto. Assembly Bill 10114 was introduced ...

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 #279: Spy vs. Spy

Posted on May 18th, 2014 in , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
A couple weeks ago we wrote about what happens when the cameras and microphones are turned on those (law enforcement officers) who normally do the watching. Turns out they don’t like it much. You know who also doesn’t like it? The ...

NMA E-Newsletter #278: Which States Exploit Motorists the Most?

Posted on May 11th, 2014 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off
We are putting the finishing touches on “Motorists Beware: Ranking the States that Treat You Worst,” a NMA press release that will be issued to media outlets across the nation on May 19th during the run-up to the Memorial Day ...

NMA Florida Alert: Tell Gov. Scott to Sign Speed Limit Bill

Posted on May 1st, 2014 in , , , | Comments Off
Great News! The Florida Senate and House have both passed the interstate speed limit bill, Senate Bill 392, which will allow for speed limits of up to 75 mph on Florida’s interstate highways, an increase of 5 mph. The bill is ...

NMA E-Newsletter #275: Driving in Germany—A View from the Windshield

Posted on April 21st, 2014 in , , , , , | Comments Off
Editor’s Note: In last week’s newsletter a member provided helpful insights about driving overseas. This week, NMA board member Eric Berg shares observations about driving in Germany. He makes important points regarding driver training requirements in Germany compared with those ...




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