65 Alerts From the Technology Tag


MA Inspection Station Cameras Spy on More Than Just License Plates: NMA E-Newsletter #487

From guest writer Joe Cadillic of the MassPrivatel Blog. Since October 1, 2017, Massachusetts vehicle inspection sticker stations have each been required to purchase five cameras to record vehicles in real-time. The new system called ‘Mass Vehicle Check‘ (MVC) requires inspectors and stations to spend between $5,710.00 – $8.141.00 dollars on government-approved surveillance gear. Forcing vehicle inspection stations to pay […]

On the Road to Ten: NMA E-Newsletter #486

Sunday December 30, 2018. While most of us will be in the midst of holiday season preparations, for the NMA it will mark a momentous occasion for another reason. On that date─unless this notice just jinxed it─we will be publishing Issue #520, marking ten years of uninterrupted home delivery of weekly NMA e-newsletters. The range […]

Police Drones Take Off—At what Impact to Motorists?: NMA E-Newsletter #485

Traffic stops are often one of the most dangerous situations for law enforcement (not to mention for motorists as many recent events have proven). The unknown can escalate a situation beyond safe. Police departments are now turning to drones to help alleviate some of the danger involved. Under tight regulations, drones can indeed become a […]

Walking While Distracted–Nobody Wins: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #481

Have we become a nation of cellphone zombies? Many experts believe that the increase in distracted driving, in particular using a cellphone to text while driving, has been a big factor in the increase of traffic fatalities since 2009. Another factor apparently is distracted walking. Pedestrian deaths account for 16 percent of all traffic fatalities. […]

Commuters vs. Neighborhoods—Congestion at its Root: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #477

We all pay for public roads so shouldn’t we be able to travel on them when we want? A number of New Jersey towns and villages are saying NO. If you don’t live here, you don’t have the right to take a neighborhood street to beat congestion during rush hour. Part of the reason commuters […]