145 Alerts From the SAFETY Tag


The Thing about Speeding: NMA E-Newsletter #627

By guest writer Eric Peters The problem with speed limits is they’re arbitrary and presumptive. A velocity maximum is decreed, and you are presumed a threat to others if you exceed it. Almost everyone understands this is silly—else almost everyone would not “speed” routinely. Most of us do not play Russian roulette, for instance, irrespective […]

Protecting Wildlife and Motorists through Infrastructure Design: NMA E-Newsletter #625

Several states have recently announced that they have added wildlife over and underpasses, with many more on the way. Large animals such as deer, elk, and bears roam seasonally, frequently colliding with vehicles in the process. In Wyoming, for example, there are 6,000 documented collisions annually. Wildlife managers and transportation engineers use infrastructure design to […]

So, Who IS Responsible in a Driverless Car Accident?: NMA E-Newsletter #617

By Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director For years, an ongoing debate has been raging in the media about who would be responsible when a driverless vehicle injured or killed another road user. Perhaps, we will soon have the answer. In March 2018, Elaine Herzberg jaywalked from a center median with her bicycle across a dark […]

Eliminating Jaywalking Laws Will Make Roads Safer? A Response: NMA E-Newsletter #616

By Tom Pearson, NMA Alabama Member Editor’s Note: The issue of abolishing jaywalking regulations, particularly where high-volume, inner-city streets are concerned, is a tricky one. In last week’s NMA E-Newsletter, #615, Arthur Miller made a compelling case that road safety suffers when one set of users (pedestrians) can cross the street whenever and wherever they like, […]

Eliminating Jaywalking Laws Will Make Roads Safer?: NMA E-Newsletter #615

By guest writer Arthur Miller, NYC NMA Member, traffic attorney, and co-owner of the New York Truck Stop website and podcast. The foundation of road safety for all users, motor vehicles, and pedestrians alike, is order and predictability. One of the most dangerous scenarios for a driver lawfully proceeding under power is when someone jaywalks […]

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