36 Alerts From the YELLOW LIGHT Tag


Omni Directional Law Enforcement Confirmation Lights – Sound Ominous to You? NMA E-Newsletter #457

It should. Bismarck, North Dakota and St. Louis County, Minnesota are among communities that will soon be installing blue lights at signalized intersections with the intent of catching red-light runners. Omni Directional Law Enforcement Confirmation Lights – the acronym ODLECL rolls right off the tongue – are simply blue lights that begin flashing as soon […]

Can You See Me Now? The New LED Streetlights: NMA E-Newsletter #410

Many cities across the world are converting streetlights to the LED (Light-Emitting Diode) lamps which helps reduce emissions and the overall carbon footprint. Some health and safety advocates however are concerned about the type of light that LED’s emit. Most LEDs in street lamps emit a bluish light which is the similar light our phones […]

The Economic Consequences of Photo Enforcement: NMA E-Newsletter #374

Editor’s Note: News that red-light cameras in Jacksonville, Florida, delivered almost $368,000 in profits prompted this recent email exchange between NMA Foundation Executive Director Jim Walker and a city official. Jim’s economic argument against ticket cameras is instructive but clearly fell on deaf ears. His follow-up email is equally powerful. Note the official response to […]

Disarming Your Opponent with Reason and Facts: NMA E-Newsletter #360

Editor’s Note: The NMA has a long tradition of calling out the AAA for its often contradictory or hypocritical stances on important motorists’ issues such as improperly set speed limits and the use of red-light cameras. NMA Foundation Executive Director Jim Walker has often led the charge as he did recently with this letter to […]

Red-Light Cameras Suffer another Crushing Blow: NMA E-Newsletter #339

News of another city dropping its red-light camera program may not seem like a big deal these days. It is, however, when that city is in the proverbial belly of the red-light camera beast. We’re talking about Tallahassee, the capital of Florida, home to dozens of camera company lobbyists and control center for a massive […]