Back in 2012 Texas State Highway 130, a 41-mile stretch of toll road between Austin and San Antonio, made headlines for posting the highest speed limit in the country—a whopping 85 mph. Today, SH 130 is making headlines for a different reason. The company that runs it just declared bankruptcy. Even with the high speed […]
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By Ted Levitt, NMA Member Several years ago the NMA published an article I wrote about “Your Right to Remain Silent”. Since then several U.S. Supreme Court rulings have greatly eroded that right. Remaining silent is no longer the right thing to do, in my opinion. Here’s why. In 2010 the U.S. Supreme Court decided that […]
The NMA’s venerable National Speed Trap Exchange has been given a dramatic facelift. From its inception in 2000, the Exchange at www.speedtrap.org has been a popular online destination for highway travelers. Over these past 13 years, motorists have reported over 80,000 speed trap locations with descriptive information that help fellow drivers understand the cat-and-mouse tactics […]
Public officials often use traffic engineering reports to justify policies motivated more by political expediency than by concern for public safety. In a recent three-part series for the NMA Blog (linked below), NMA Massachusetts Activist John Carr analyzes how misguided priorities result in deficient, misleading and inaccurate reports—reports that lead to poor traffic engineering and […]
Florida police agencies recently stepped up enforcement of the state’s “Move Over” law by setting up sting operations on roadways throughout the Sunshine State, including in a state park where nearly two dozen unsuspecting motorists were ensnared….