The Tale of Two Cities on Police Reform: NMA E-Newsletter #441

Generally the time when most of us encounter the police is during a traffic stop, which can be one of the most stressful times for both the motorist and an officer in blue. In recent years, law enforcement has been under fire due to escalation during traffic stops and other public encounters. Many cities across […]

Putting Courtesy Back into Driving: NMA E-Newsletter #440

When promoting the virtues of lane courtesy, the NMA will often get feedback from readers suggesting – some more forcefully than others – that the proper terminology should be ‘lane discipline’ or ‘keep right except to pass.’ Both of those phrases have specific and important meanings, but neither does justice to the spirit of cooperation […]

Lane Courtesy or Law–A California Cultural Examination: NMA E-Newsletter #439

from Norman Risch, NMA California Member While the NMA has been increasingly promoting left lane courtesy for years, I can compare several states in which I have lived or worked. California is far worse than Maryland, DC, or Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and most other Eastern states in left and right lane courtesy (not that any […]

General Alert, PA Member, for your IMMEDIATE Attention 6.9.17

Dear NMA Pennsylvania Members, June may be the most anti-driver month of 2017, as the state enacts a budget! Some troubling comments were made about using speed cameras to fund the state police, and creating special funds for road projects. The Pennsylvania Strategic Highway Safety Plan, which was put out a few months ago, also […]

Immediate Attention:  STOP the Santa Fe City Council ON STOP Changes

Dear NMA Santa Fe, New Mexico Members, Did you know that if the current proposed changes to the Santa Fe Traffic Operations Program are approved, your car can be taken away for failure to pay a single speeding ticket on time or for receiving two speeding tickets within the span of two years?  The Santa […]