11 Alerts From the speed limits Tag


“Driving While Black” Billboard Shines Light on City Ticket Records: NMA E-Newsletter #602

By a Michigan NMA Member On July 6, an electronic billboard appeared along I-96 in Redford Township, Michigan, just east of the city limits of Livonia. It warned drivers leaving Detroit, “Driving while black?  Racial profiling just ahead. Welcome to Livonia.” Livonia is a racially-mixed city of 97,000, covering 36 square miles of 1950s homes […]

Human Signals: NMA E-Newsletter #595

Some years ago, the NMA developed “7 Sensible Signals, A guide to better driver-to-driver communications.” Among the signals were the universal thumbs up, or A-OK sign as an indication of appreciation: It is difficult to mistake the intent of that acknowledgment. Another sensible signal, still in use today, has often created law enforcement animosity: We […]

Big Bike and Common Sense: NMA E-Newsletter #578

By Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director, and writer of the Keep the US Moving Blog. When did traffic safety become the purview of Big Bike and Vision Zero? In my experience, many motorists are hybrids: motorist/pedestrian, motorist/bicyclist, etc. The collective “We” are absolutely concerned about traffic safety. But why does it then feel like it […]

Remnants of Sanity: NMA E-Newsletter #577

Amidst the national movement by transportation planners and Vision Zero proponents to restrict driving, true believers who have never seen a car or motorist they like–speed kills, you know–we occasionally stumble upon remnants of a saner world. Those moments of clarity are probably more common than you might think if you follow the media headlines. […]

Your Home is Your Castle . . . Until It Isn’t: NMA Newsletter #565

By Gary Biller, NMA President On a recent trip to Sacramento to walk the halls of the state capitol with Jay Beeber and engage legislative staffers on why an arbitrary lowering of speed limits in the name of Vision Zero is a colossally bad idea, I had the opportunity to have a nice dinner with […]

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