134 Alerts From the CALIFORNIA Tag

The Trouble with Sunroofs: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #479

As sunroofs become more popular with new car buyers, questions abound whether they are safe or not. In October 2017, Consumer Reports (CR) came out with a scathing study on sunroofs that seem to shatter for no reason. Over the past 22 years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had received 859 complaints of […]

Watch Out—You Could be Next!: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #475

Most people’s interaction with a police officer is usually during a traffic stop. The anxiety and fear that most of us feel when stopped by a police officer makes it worse when we believe we have done nothing wrong or thought we were doing the right thing. Placed in jeopardy of receiving a ticket or […]

Senior Drivers in Transition: NMA E-Newsletter #474

Driving is not just about mobility—fundamentally it is about independence. None of us want to lose that freedom. Age is not the only factor in the decision to drive or not to drive anymore. Studies show that giving up this lifeline increases with age a person’s likelihood of suffering from depression and eventually ending up […]

NMA Lobbying in DC, Part 2 – License to Steal: NMA E-Newsletter #465

By Gary Biller, NMA President I get annoyed by the overuse of certain clichéd buzzwords and catch phrases in our area of advocacy, terms like “big brother,” “nanny state,” and “taxation by citation” for instance. That isn’t to say that they don’t sneak into the NMA vernacular from time to time. In fact, I used […]

Cities are getting paid to turn street lights into spying SmartNodes: NMA E-Newsletter #458

From guest writer, Joe Cadillic, of the MassPrivatal blog The future of privacy in big cities is bleak­—cities are now getting paid to convert street lights into spying SmartNodes. What are SmartNodes you ask? SmartNodes will soon replace street lights, because they are equipped with cameras, microphones, speakers, etc., all-in-one light pole. For example, the […]