26 Alerts From the MASSACHUSETTS Tag


Boston’s “Vision Zero” Exposed: Lowering the speed limit increases speeding ticket revenue by 47%: NMA E-Newsletter #506

From guest writer Joe Cadillic of the MassPrivatel Blog All across the country, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is hard at work convincing cities to lower their speed limits to 25 MPH. The national effort to lower speed limits in cities is a fundamental tenet of a movement known as “Vision Zero.” To date, the National Highway […]

The Not-So-Hidden Cost of Vision Zero: NMA E-Newsletter #500

The implementation of Vision Zero programs, with the goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities through various means including reducing vehicle speed and movement, is spreading to many U.S. cities seemingly without concern for cost. If Vision Zero had a goal of minimizing road deaths rather than the unrealistic plan to eliminate them all (as if […]

Should Parents be Teaching Their Kids How to Drive? NMA E-Newsletter #497

By Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director Our son will soon turn 16 and he has no interest in learning how to drive yet. I’m relieved. I don’t want to teach him how to drive especially since I drive a stick shift. It doesn’t help that I’m not really the best role model of driving. I’m […]

MA Inspection Station Cameras Spy on More Than Just License Plates: NMA E-Newsletter #487

From guest writer Joe Cadillic of the MassPrivatel Blog. Since October 1, 2017, Massachusetts vehicle inspection sticker stations have each been required to purchase five cameras to record vehicles in real-time. The new system called ‘Mass Vehicle Check‘ (MVC) requires inspectors and stations to spend between $5,710.00 – $8.141.00 dollars on government-approved surveillance gear. Forcing vehicle inspection stations to pay […]

All Hail more Traffic Congestion: NMA E-Newsletter # 484

The math is simple. More cars on the streets equals more traffic congestion. Ridesharing companies such as Lyft and Uber have tipped that delicate balance between street traffic and transit alternatives. Many city officials are finally taking notice. In a recent Boston survey of 944 rideshare users over four weeks in late 2017, nearly six […]