50 Alerts From the SPEED TRAP Tag


Are Small Towns Addicted to Traffic Fines and Fees? NMA E-Newsletter #592

Editor’s Note: This article was initially written for the Spring edition of Driving Freedoms magazine. The information here pertained primarily to life before the COVID-19 crisis. Still, we believe traffic fines and fees will be even more of an issue for small towns (and big cities) everywhere due to shortfalls in the budgets that have […]

Ticket Quotas are Alive and All Too Well: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #572

By our latest count, twenty states have explicit laws banning traffic ticket quotas. And yet, the practice continues, even within some of those states. City, county, and state budgets must be met, and a reliable target for revenue continues to be the motorist. A brief rundown of the states with quota prohibitions follows but first, […]

NMA Wrap Up of Legislative Activity, 3rd Quarter 2019: NMA E-Newsletter #562

July, August, and September were not nearly as active in resolving NMA-tracked legislation as in the second quarter, but October began with some very important events that will have positive ramifications for motorists well into the future. Let’s start with the final disposition of bills in the third quarter:   Bills Opposed by the NMA […]

A Policing-for-Profit Cautionary Tale–New Miami, Ohio: NMA E-Newsletter #561

An hour away from Cincinnati, the known speed trap village of New Miami sits just north of Hamilton, the Butler County seat. Over six years ago, drivers in a class action sued this sleepy village of nearly 2,400 residents over its questionable speed camera practices. Even though the village’s program was found unconstitutional in 2014, […]

War on Cars at a Fever Pitch in NYC: NMA E-Newsletter #557

In our experience, we have never seen the likes of what is going on in New York City with the war on cars. Not only has the city become one giant speed trap with over 2000 “school zone” speed cameras, soon the city/state plans to implement congestion pricing below 60th street. The government expects motorists […]

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