48 Alerts From the TRAFFIC STOP Tag


DUID—Driving under the influence of Drugs just took a Turn: NMA E-Newsletter #394

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed into law last month a plan that allows state police to implement one of the most invasive methods of drug testing in the country all in the name of a pilot program:  saliva swab tests. Michigan drivers from 5 counties (yet to be determined) will be the experimental rats so […]

Respect is a Two-Way Street: NMA E-Newsletter #392

Something has to change. In a day and age when traffic stops become literal life-and-death episodes, or at least become the spark that can set off a tinderbox of protest and violence, the interactions between police and motorists need to be examined more closely. Jim Walker, perhaps the NMA’s most prolific member in lobbying for […]

The Chiseling Away of the Fourth Amendment Continues: NMA E-Newsletter #389

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and […]

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 […]

The NMA Holiday Travel Checklist: NMA E-Newsletter #362

Record numbers of Americans are expected to hit the road this holiday season. Couple that with the inevitable bad weather and overbearing traffic enforcement, and we thought it made sense to provide this holiday travel checklist—NMA style. Be Prepared: Pack a roadside safety kit in case you find yourself stranded, especially in bad weather. Pick […]