EVOLUTION: NMA E-Newsletter #402

The automobile has gone from being an eccentric hobby to a necessity of life—to a???? Technological innovations like the internal combustion engine, electric starter, hydraulic brakes, power steering, radial tires, fuel injection, and electronic ignition have transformed the automobile from a quirky, unreliable toy to an appliance-like device accessible and usable by almost all elements […]

J’accuse! The Future of Traffic Enforcement?: NMA E-Newsletter #401

Nexar, a fast-growing U.S.-Israeli startup, is marketing a smartphone-turned-dashcam app that records the habits of nearby drivers. If any get out of line – a few mph over the posted speed limit, making a sudden lane change, or any other maneuver the app deems as questionable – it records the license plate of the offending […]

Same Old Same Old: NMA E-Newsletter #400

Recent headlines screamed at us: Traffic Fatalities Up Sharply in 2015  NHTSA: 2015 Sees Largest Increase in Traffic Fatalities in Half Century  Traffic Deaths in 2015 Climb by Largest Increase in Decades  Highway Fatalities Jumped 7.2% Last Year  Cheap Gas May Be Killing Us No, we didn’t make that last one up. The media reacted […]

More Nighttime Restrictions for Teen Drivers. Why? Part 2 Newsletter Readers Respond: NMA E-Newsletter #399

Last week’s newsletter on the new Center for Disease Control guidelines to states with regards to nighttime driving for teen drivers brought in some great comments for discussion.  We thought we would share a few thoughts covering both sides of the issue. To read last week’s newsletter, More Nighttime Restrictions for Teen Drivers. Why? Part […]

More Night Time Restrictions for Teen Drivers. Why? : NMA E-Newsletter #398

Earlier this month, the Center for Disease Control came out with new guidelines for state legislatures to consider including:  Set the driving curfew for 16 to 17 year olds closer to 9:00 PM.  The reason the CDC gives has to do with a report that nationwide, 31-percent of the 16 and 17-year-old drivers involved in […]