48 Alerts From the SPEED TRAP Tag


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 […]

NMAlerts is Here!  NMA E-Newsletter #422

On February 9th we released NMAlerts, the enforcement activity app featured in the Winter 2017 issue of Driving Freedoms – the one with the Wizard of Oz meme on the cover. NMAlerts is a new benefit available only to supporting members of the NMA. We have had a lot of fun beta-testing the new app […]

Being Responsive: NMA E-Newsletter #419

The numbers during a recent six-month period told a story about our online traffic that we simply couldn’t ignore: Well over half of the Speedtrap.org and Roadblock.org audiences used mobile devices rather than desktop or laptop computers to view the sites.                                                                         Speedtrap.org              Roadblock.org Visitors per month                                                 25,930                          21,190 Accessed site by mobile […]

Respect is a Two-Way Street: NMA E-Newsletter #392

Something has to change. In a day and age when traffic stops become literal life-and-death episodes, or at least become the spark that can set off a tinderbox of protest and violence, the interactions between police and motorists need to be examined more closely. Jim Walker, perhaps the NMA’s most prolific member in lobbying for […]

How Government Largesse Obstructs Progress: NMA E-Newsletter #372

It’s no secret the federal government can be very generous with taxpayer money, providing grants for everything from volcano hazard monitoring to Zika virus research. But it always seems to come with strings attached. For example, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awards hundreds of millions annually to the states to conduct “selective traffic enforcement […]