Motorists in Court—Latest Court Case Updates from Around the Country: NMA E-Newsletter #544

This time of year, many state legislatures have wrapped up their yearly bills, but courts never stop. Here are just some of the cases we have been tracking. The Colorado Supreme Court recently declared that an alert by a drug-sniffing police dog to detect marijuana and other drugs no longer provides probable cause for a […]

Immediate Attention! Call your PA State Senator today to VOTE NO on SB607, local municipal police radar

Dear NMA Pennsylvania Members, On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, the Pennsylvania State Senate Transportation Committee approved  SB 607, which will allow municipal police to use radar and LIDAR for speed enforcement. As with other bills, this one does NOT require 85th percentile speed limits but does allow tickets at only +6 mph in some cases. […]

Surveying Driver License Renewal Requirements – The Responses: NMA E-Newsletter #543

In NMA E-Newsletter #541 published two weeks ago, we encouraged readers to participate in a short online survey about testing requirements for older drivers. The survey was designed to help us better understand how you feel about licensing standards for advanced-age drivers. Several hundred responses have been received─thank you!─which has made for some interesting reading. […]

U.S. Traffic Law History and Why State Laws Are Subordinate: NMA E-Newsletter #542

By Chad Dornsife NMA Nevada Activist, Executive Director of Best Highway Safety Practices Institute Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of what Chad half-jokingly refers to as his manifesto, written nearly ten years ago from a federalist point of view. This installment details the development of traffic laws in the United States and the origins […]

Surveying Driver License Renewal Requirements: NMA E-Newsletter #541

In the Spring 2019 issue of the NMA member magazine Driving Freedoms, we introduced a short online survey designed to gauge public sentiment toward driver’s license testing norms for older motorists. As noted in the survey’s introduction, “The baby boomer generation has dominated the roads for several decades, and as they enter their 60s, 70s, […]