The Trouble with Sunroofs: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #479

As sunroofs become more popular with new car buyers, questions abound whether they are safe or not. In October 2017, Consumer Reports (CR) came out with a scathing study on sunroofs that seem to shatter for no reason. Over the past 22 years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had received 859 complaints of […]

Getting REAL: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #478

With the February 25, 2018 newsletter regarding the advent of digital driver’s licenses, it is an appropriate time to provide an update on the implementation of the REAL ID Act of 2005. Over the past 12 years, the NMA and other civil liberties organizations have lobbied against REAL ID which in effect would convert your […]

Commuters vs. Neighborhoods—Congestion at its Root: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #477

We all pay for public roads so shouldn’t we be able to travel on them when we want? A number of New Jersey towns and villages are saying NO. If you don’t live here, you don’t have the right to take a neighborhood street to beat congestion during rush hour. Part of the reason commuters […]

Immediate Attention: Oppose Indiana SB266 and House Resolution 8

Dear NMA Indiana Members, One bill and one resolution need your immediate attention. SB266 passed the Senate already and now it will soon be up for a full House vote.  On the face of this bill everything seems fine except for this section: Provides that a plain clothes law enforcement officer may make an arrest […]

Support HB1151 and HB1365 TODAY!

Dear NMA Maryland Members, Our friend at the Maryland Driver’s Alliance Ron Ely has alerted the NMA to two bills, HB1151 and HB1365, that are worthy of your support even though they do not ban speed cameras outright. The Maryland Drivers Alliance has been proposing these changes for years and these two bills would at […]