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Ballot Decisions that Affect Motorists–2018 Version: NMA E-Newsletter #513

The mid-term elections are officially over. Ballotpedia stated this week on its website that voters in 37 states decided a total of 155 statewide ballot measures. Not all, of course, were motorist related but a few certainly were. We have also included some important county or city ballot issues that asked voters to raise the […]

What’s Going on at the DMV?: NMA E-Newsletter #509

For years, comedians have made fun of long lines at the DMV (Departments of Motor Vehicles), but you know what…it’s not really funny anymore. The widespread problem seems to be three-fold. ·        Short term: A number of states are now under a tight deadline to implement REAL ID and motorists must apply for one in […]

Bicycle Idaho Stops are Not Safe for Any Road User: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #504

Since 1982, Idaho has been the only state that has allowed bicyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs and stoplights as stop signs. No other state passed a similar law until 2017. Delaware now has a similar law on its book and the Idaho stop fever is starting to rise.  Colorado passed a law […]

On the Road to Ten: NMA E-Newsletter #486

Sunday December 30, 2018. While most of us will be in the midst of holiday season preparations, for the NMA it will mark a momentous occasion for another reason. On that date─unless this notice just jinxed it─we will be publishing Issue #520, marking ten years of uninterrupted home delivery of weekly NMA e-newsletters. The range […]

Walking While Distracted–Nobody Wins: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #481

Have we become a nation of cellphone zombies? Many experts believe that the increase in distracted driving, in particular using a cellphone to text while driving, has been a big factor in the increase of traffic fatalities since 2009. Another factor apparently is distracted walking. Pedestrian deaths account for 16 percent of all traffic fatalities. […]