44 Alerts From the TEXAS Tag


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 […]

Transportation Shakeout from the 2016 Election: NMA E-Newsletter #409

The entire country shared a sigh of relief when the election in-fighting finally ended this week. Before the election, President-elect Donald Trump released his ideas on rebuilding America’s infrastructure. He said he wants to put a trillion dollars into rebuilding infrastructure over the next 10 years without raising taxes. He plans to do this through […]

More Nighttime Restrictions for Teen Drivers. Why? Part 2 Newsletter Readers Respond: NMA E-Newsletter #399

Last week’s newsletter on the new Center for Disease Control guidelines to states with regards to nighttime driving for teen drivers brought in some great comments for discussion.  We thought we would share a few thoughts covering both sides of the issue. To read last week’s newsletter, More Nighttime Restrictions for Teen Drivers. Why? Part […]

What’s Wrong with Airbags?: NMA E-Newsletter #383

By Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director If you drive a car manufactured after 2003, you probably have smart frontal airbags whether you want them or not.  This is a fact of life since frontal airbags have been mandated by the Federal Government. The Federal Highway Administration reports that in 2011, 96% of all new cars had […]

How Technology Facilitates Roadside Justice: NMA E-Newsletter #379

The California Senate recently took up a bill that would let police officers use oral fluid drug screening tests to check motorists for the presence of drugs in their systems. The proposed test is administered with a handheld device that uses an oral swab to check for the presence of a variety of controlled substances […]