26 Alerts From the OHIO Tag


NMA E-Newsletter #250: The Ghosts of 1973

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 […]

NMA E-Newsletter #236: Mors Ab Alto

We’ve all seen those “Speed Enforced by Aircraft” signs, and the first question that comes to mind is: Do they actually still do that? The answer is yes, but probably not as much as you think. Airplanes are expensive to maintain and operate ($150-$200 per hour, not including labor costs). Budget constraints in recent years […]

NMA E-Newsletter #208: Seven Years Later, Real ID Still Real Stuck

Just before the holidays, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a press release commending the states that have met the requirements of the Real ID Act of 2005 for driver’s licenses and identification cards. In the wake of 9/11, you wil…

NMA E-Newsletter #205: Technology Failure Brings Early Holiday Gift to Motorists

The Village of Elmwood Place, Ohio, has had its share of ups and downs since it installed speed cameras on September 1. By some measures the program has been wildly successful, issuing 14,000 tickets and generating $470,000 in revenue. Elmwood Pla…

E-Newsletter #194: Does 85 mph Signal the End?

Texas made headlines recently when it approved an 85 mph speed limit on a stretch of toll road between Austin and San Antonio. As some incredulous media types pointed out, that’s the highest posted speed limit in the Western Hemisphere. Gasp!The p…