78 Alerts From the SAFETY Tag


An Expectation of Privacy: NMA E-Newsletter #432

Earlier this month, the Florida Appeals Court in a 2-1 decision found in the 2013 Palm Beach County DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide case involving Charles Worsham Jr that the Fourth Amendment affords an expectation of privacy for vehicle electronic data recorders (EDRs), aka black boxes. Similar to an airplane black box, a vehicle’s EDR […]

How Policing for Profit can lead to a Debtors’ Prisons Part 2 Readers Comments: NMA E-Newsletter #430

The National Motorists Association received some thoughtful comments from readers like you and thought we should share them.  If you missed reading Part 1, click HERE.  Sadly, what you write rings true. My old home town, Cambridge, NY, has for years supported an aggressive policing for profit operation on NY route 22. They have a […]

The Perpetuation of a Speed Trap Town: NMA E-Newsletter #423

A tacit arrangement between the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Rosendale, WI (pop. 1,063) has fueled the tiny village’s notoriety as a stereotypical speed trap town. Rosendale lives up to its reputation by handing out speeding convictions at a per capita rate of more than 50 times that of state capitol Madison.*  Rosendale, 80 miles […]

Erosion of the Uniform Traffic Code Continues: NMA E-Newsletter #421

By James C. Walker, NMA Life Member and Executive Director of the NMA Foundation  Our news feed of January 24th had this article: Blue police lines on local roads could be safety risk. Several New Jersey communities painted blue lines in between double yellow lines on the roads to honor the police. This is a […]

Young Adults now targeted for GDL: NMA E-Newsletter #414

Earlier this month, the National Safety Council and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation outlined additional guidelines to the already implemented Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Program that has already been implemented in many states. This newest set of guidelines seem more like punishment than an actual gateway to adulthood. For example, all new drivers 21 and […]