141 Alerts From the SAFETY Tag


NMA E-Newsletter #248: Seeing Yellow before Red

By Gary Biller, NMA President At the heart of the red-light camera debate is the signal timing for the yellow light. Do the cameras improve intersection safety by modifying driver behavior through punishment or are they a financial windfall for local and state governments and the for-profit camera companies? The answer depends largely on whether […]

NMA E-Newsletter #247: How One Articulate Voice Can Sway Government

Earlier this year, Michigan Representative Wayne Schmidt (with support from a few fellow representatives) introduced two bills to the State Assembly, each designed to pave the way for automated ticketing machines, aka red-light and speed cameras. Michigan currently is one of fifteen states that ban the use of photo enforcement*. The camera companies are keenly […]

NMA E-Newsletter #226: An Excuse for More of the Same

Stakeholders in the traffic safety community, including the NMA, point to the consistent downward trend in highway fatality rates from 1995 through 2011 to bolster their various positions. Since the 1995 repeal of the 55 mph National Maximum Speed Limit, highway speed limits in many states have been steadily rising to 70-75 mph and beyond. […]

NMA E-Newsletter #218: Lane Courtesy Redux

Although all states have various forms of the “keep right unless passing” (aka “lane courtesy”) requirement in their statutes, it is rare to hear about the police actually enforcing the law against a driver who camps out in the left lane. …

NMA E-Newsletter #217: Red-Light Camera Message Gaining Traction

The NMA staff spends a lot of time responding to media requests. Everyone from local radio reporters to network news correspondents contact us looking for quotes, comments or background information on a variety of driving-related stories. Recently…

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