30 Alerts From the 85TH PERCENTILE Tag


Anti-Car Pressure Groups Declare War on Good Highway Service: NMA E-Newsletter #431

Activist groups waging war on urban auto use under the guise of pedestrian and bicyclist advocacy have found a new hook for their campaign:  the “level of service” measure used by traffic planners to describe how efficiently a road works. Traffic engineers use manuals to compare the hourly volume on a road or through an […]

Erosion of the Uniform Traffic Code Continues: NMA E-Newsletter #421

By James C. Walker, NMA Life Member and Executive Director of the NMA Foundation  Our news feed of January 24th had this article: Blue police lines on local roads could be safety risk. Several New Jersey communities painted blue lines in between double yellow lines on the roads to honor the police. This is a […]

Same Old Same Old: NMA E-Newsletter #400

Recent headlines screamed at us: Traffic Fatalities Up Sharply in 2015  NHTSA: 2015 Sees Largest Increase in Traffic Fatalities in Half Century  Traffic Deaths in 2015 Climb by Largest Increase in Decades  Highway Fatalities Jumped 7.2% Last Year  Cheap Gas May Be Killing Us No, we didn’t make that last one up. The media reacted […]

Respect is a Two-Way Street: NMA E-Newsletter #392

Something has to change. In a day and age when traffic stops become literal life-and-death episodes, or at least become the spark that can set off a tinderbox of protest and violence, the interactions between police and motorists need to be examined more closely. Jim Walker, perhaps the NMA’s most prolific member in lobbying for […]

2016 First Quarter Legislative Update: NMA E-Newsletter #376

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 first quarter of 2016. Here’s a brief summary of the driving-related issues we addressed. Arizona Opposed House Bill 2366 which would revise Arizona’s red-light camera law […]