6 Alerts From the Traffic stops Tag


Equity and the MUTCD: NMA E-Newsletter #644

As we have noted prominently in recent newsletters and email action alerts, the Federal Highway Administration has recommended sweeping changes to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). In Equity and Sustainability (NMA E-Newsletter #637), we criticized the appropriation of those terms, particularly ‘equity,’ to demand broad restrictions on drivers and driving. NMA Director […]

Eliminating Jaywalking Laws Will Make Roads Safer?: NMA E-Newsletter #615

By guest writer Arthur Miller, NYC NMA Member, traffic attorney, and co-owner of the New York Truck Stop website and podcast. The foundation of road safety for all users, motor vehicles, and pedestrians alike, is order and predictability. One of the most dangerous scenarios for a driver lawfully proceeding under power is when someone jaywalks […]

What about Police Traffic Stop Reform Part 2: NMA E-Newsletter #604

Editor’s Note: Last week, in Part 1, we discussed ideas for traffic stop reform. This week we delve into some of the thornier issues for reform from the NMA perspective. Recently, Berkeley, California’s city council passed an ordinance to remove police officers out of the traffic enforcement equation. After the requisite planning and community input, […]

“Driving While Black” Billboard Shines Light on City Ticket Records: NMA E-Newsletter #602

By a Michigan NMA Member On July 6, an electronic billboard appeared along I-96 in Redford Township, Michigan, just east of the city limits of Livonia. It warned drivers leaving Detroit, “Driving while black?  Racial profiling just ahead. Welcome to Livonia.” Livonia is a racially-mixed city of 97,000, covering 36 square miles of 1950s homes […]

Flipping the Stacked Deck: NMA E-Newsletter #594

There are many forms of legitimized stealing. The government has perfected a near-perfect version, with motorists too often serving as easy prey. The NMA’s legislative focus in Washington, even when lawmakers are advancing little during these pandemic times, continues to be two areas of policing-for-profit that desperately need reform. One practice ─ as if it […]

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