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 […]
13 Alerts From the NMSL Tag
By Gary Biller, NMA President My indoctrination to NMA affairs was immediate when I joined the organization in July 2009. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, that bastion of the auto insurance industry, had just released a report titled, Long Term Effects of Repealing the National Maximum Speed Limit (NMSL) in the United States. The […]
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is, in its own words, a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences/councils. It claims to be the voice of the U.S. trucking industry and, apparently now, for all U.S. vehicular traffic. The ATA, long a proponent of speed limiters on all trucks, has recently raised the […]
NMA E-Newsletter #301: Caution! This is a Completely Hypothetical Exercise that could become Reality.
The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board (ARB) recently put on a presentation titled “The Science behind Sustainable Communities Strategies.” The stated goal was to provide “an objective review of the empirical evidence on how effective various transportation and land use strategies are at reducing vehicle miles traveled (and thus greenhouse gas emissions).” A […]
The year was 1973. British rockers Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and The Who were battling it out on the top of the charts. That year also marked the beginning of the OPEC oil embargo, and this past October 17th signified the 40th anniversary of that seminal event. Two months after the embargo took effect, Congress […]
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