433 Alerts From the EMAIL NEWSLETTER Tag


The One Time We Need Regulators to Step Up …: NMA E-Newsletter #436

By James C. Walker, Executive Director of the NMA Foundation, and the NMA Staff The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, ordered the recall of 60 million Takata airbags – which could ultimately affect 100 million vehicles around the world – because the inflators can blow apart and turn into deadly shards of shrapnel when […]

Recognizing That Many of Us Simply Enjoy Driving: NMA E-Newsletter #435

Here’s a quiz.  The CEO of an automaker said the following about the advent of self-driving technology: We have full-scale autonomy in development right now. But how we apply this technology will be a little unique. We believe driving pleasure should never die. And we’re selling our products to a core customer who loves driving.  […]

Is Distracted Driving the new Drunk Driving? Part 2: NMA E-Newsletter #434

Part 1 dealt with how distracted driving enforcement campaigns, fueled by federal highway money, are also dragnets for other offenses. Part 2 examines new law enforcement tools to check on texting while driving. Currently, law enforcement has great difficulty in determining if a driver was using electronic devices before a crash (and more importantly whether […]

Is Distracted Driving the new Drunk Driving? Part 1: NMA E-Newsletter #433

Distracted driving of any kind can be instantly dangerous. Each April the federal and state governments conduct a public awareness campaign on the dangers of distracted driving that bombards motorists with media messages which leads to increased command-and-control enforcement. There can be many different distractions for drivers but among the most controversial is the use […]

An Expectation of Privacy: NMA E-Newsletter #432

Earlier this month, the Florida Appeals Court in a 2-1 decision found in the 2013 Palm Beach County DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide case involving Charles Worsham Jr that the Fourth Amendment affords an expectation of privacy for vehicle electronic data recorders (EDRs), aka black boxes. Similar to an airplane black box, a vehicle’s EDR […]