23 Alerts From the TENNESSEE Tag


Is Distracted Driving the new Drunk Driving? Part 2: NMA E-Newsletter #434

Part 1 dealt with how distracted driving enforcement campaigns, fueled by federal highway money, are also dragnets for other offenses. Part 2 examines new law enforcement tools to check on texting while driving. Currently, law enforcement has great difficulty in determining if a driver was using electronic devices before a crash (and more importantly whether […]

OPPOSE SB 0462 TODAY–Do not let Tennessee have school bus cameras

Immediate Action Needed Today to Oppose SB 0462 Dear NMA Tennessee Members, SB 0462, a bill that allows cameras on school buses, will be voted on by the Tennessee Senate tomorrow, May 4. Please CALL your state senator today and ask him or her to vote NO.  To find your Senator, Click Here! SB 0462 […]

How Policing for Profit can lead to a Debtors’ Prisons: NMA E-Newsletter #429

Alexander City, Alabama has agreed to give $680,000 to nearly 200 people who were jailed because they were too poor to pay their court fines. The suit filed in September 2015 by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) claimed that the town ran “a modern-day debtors prison.” Indigent debtors served time in the municipal jail […]

2015 Second Quarter Legislative Update: NMA E-Newsletter #338

The NMA continues to advocate for motorists’ rights at the national, state and local level. Legislatures across the country took up a broad range of motorists’ issues in the first quarter of 2015. Here’s a brief summary of the driving-related issues we addressed. California Supported Senate Bill 218 which would prevent the Mountains Recreation and […]

NMA Tennessee Alert: Tell Governor Haslam to Veto Fake Camera Ban

The Tennessee Legislature is trying to pull a fast one on you by passing the now-gutted “Tennessee Freedom from Traffic Cameras Act.” The act in its original form was essentially a complete ban on all camera-based enforcement (red-light and speed cameras) throughout the state. But thanks to the vagaries of the legislative and lobbying process […]