85 Alerts From the SAFETY Tag


Omni Directional Law Enforcement Confirmation Lights – Sound Ominous to You? NMA E-Newsletter #457

It should. Bismarck, North Dakota and St. Louis County, Minnesota are among communities that will soon be installing blue lights at signalized intersections with the intent of catching red-light runners. Omni Directional Law Enforcement Confirmation Lights – the acronym ODLECL rolls right off the tongue – are simply blue lights that begin flashing as soon […]

Losing a License Due To Unpaid Fines Is Hurting Millions: NMA E-Newsletter #455

When a motorist receives a traffic ticket the expectation is that if you plead guilty or are found guilty, you pay the fine. Most of us would agree that if you break the law then you should pay for it. But what if you really cannot “pay for it” due to life circumstances? The Falls […]

NTSB Wants to Turn Our Highways into a For-Profit Police State: NMA E-Newsletter #447

by Gary Biller, NMA President Why does the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) want to change its goal of providing legitimate highway safety research into an advocacy of ever-present, for-profit enforcement aimed primarily at safe drivers who are endangering no one? In a sweeping set of recommendations from its July 25, 2017 public meeting, the […]

A Testament to Driver Courtesy: NMA E-Newsletter #443

Though declaring June as Lane Courtesy Month allows the NMA to shine a spotlight on the importance of keeping right to allow faster traffic to pass, what shouldn’t be lost in the shuffle is that lane courtesy is a 24/7/365 principle. If not practiced universally, the benefits can easily be lost. Put another way, it […]

The One Time We Need Regulators to Step Up …: NMA E-Newsletter #436

By James C. Walker, Executive Director of the NMA Foundation, and the NMA Staff The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, ordered the recall of 60 million Takata airbags – which could ultimately affect 100 million vehicles around the world – because the inflators can blow apart and turn into deadly shards of shrapnel when […]