35 Alerts From the LICENSE Tag


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 […]

How Technology Facilitates Roadside Justice: NMA E-Newsletter #379

The California Senate recently took up a bill that would let police officers use oral fluid drug screening tests to check motorists for the presence of drugs in their systems. The proposed test is administered with a handheld device that uses an oral swab to check for the presence of a variety of controlled substances […]

Removing Humans from the Equation: NMA E-Newsletter #363

We see many news stories touting the potential benefits of driverless cars: increased mobility for the elderly, congestion mitigation and safer roads to name a few. But amid the enthusiasm, we ran across two stories this week that illustrate the conflicts and contradictions that arise when trying to reconcile the role driverless cars will play […]

A Refresher Course on Ticket-Fighting Part 2: NMA E-Newsletter #337

Here’s Part 2 of our Frequently Asked Questions on ticketing fighting. See Part 1 here. Can a police officer issue me a ticket if he’s outside his own jurisdiction? If the violation took place within his jurisdiction the answer is yes. If the violation took place outside his jurisdiction the answer is less clear. There […]

NMA E-Newsletter #300: “It Only Takes One …”

We all expect a certain level of hypocrisy in politics, but some examples are just so flagrant, we can’t ignore them. Such is the case of Sara Shaw, a city commissioner in Kissimmee, Florida. In August, a Florida Highway Patrol officer stopped Shaw on the Florida Turnpike for driving in excess of 100 mph in […]