The Fall 2018 issue of the NMA member magazine Driving Freedoms (“The Big Lie”) sounded a clarion call against the dismantling of established traffic engineering standards by the very agencies tasked with upholding those standards and protecting the public. Swept up in the Vision Zero dream of achieving zero road fatalities, the Federal Highway Administration […]
6 Alerts From the VMT Tag
The headlines were predictable: “Huge spike in traffic deaths is largest since 1940s”, “Why Are America’s Traffic Deaths Rising So Fast?”, “Rise in traffic deaths last year raises alarm at NHTSA”, “NHTSA seeks new ways to boost safety.” They’re responding to news of a projected 9.3 percent jump in highway fatalities through the first nine […]
With the advent of ever more stringent Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency requirements, many automakers are turning to clean diesel powered vehicles to improve fuel economy. If you’re in the market for a new car or truck, a diesel vehicle could save you money down the road. This is because diesel vehicles cost less to own […]
Vision Zero came to America last year with the election of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who campaigned on the promise to eliminate all traffic fatalities in the five boroughs within 10 years. His program for doing so, known as Vision Zero, relies on the usual complement of command-and-control traffic safety interventions, such as: […]
NMA E-Newsletter #301: Caution! This is a Completely Hypothetical Exercise that could become Reality.
The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board (ARB) recently put on a presentation titled “The Science behind Sustainable Communities Strategies.” The stated goal was to provide “an objective review of the empirical evidence on how effective various transportation and land use strategies are at reducing vehicle miles traveled (and thus greenhouse gas emissions).” A […]