Ballot Decisions that Affect Motorists–2018 Version: NMA E-Newsletter #513

The mid-term elections are officially over. Ballotpedia stated this week on its website that voters in 37 states decided a total of 155 statewide ballot measures. Not all, of course, were motorist related but a few certainly were. We have also included some important county or city ballot issues that asked voters to raise the […]

Call Texas Supreme Court Judges Today and Tell them You Want RLCs Banned!

Dear Texas NMA Members, 2019 might indeed be the year to ban red-light cameras (RLC) from the state of Texas. Our friends at TRASH YOUR TICKET sent out this alert late last week and we thought you should know about in case you want to assist in the first of many efforts to rid of […]

To Record or Not to Record, That is the Question: NMA E-Newsletter #512

An interesting phenomenon is being reported by some members. Police officers approaching their vehicles during routine traffic stops are asking an opening question different than the traditional, “Do you know why I stopped you?” Rather, in this day of rising popularity of dashcams and the ubiquitous presence of smartphones, the opening query is just as […]

Are Drivers losing the War on Cars? NMA E-Newsletter #511

Even though drivers constitute what should be the largest voting block in the country, you would never know it by apathetic motorists who drive blissfully unaware until they are confronted with the reality of the war on cars—which is essentially an effort to get people out of their cars for good through regulations that impede […]

Urban Bliss, Thy Name isn’t Jonathan: NMA E-Newsletter #510

At a time when urban planners often strive to limit automobile travel within city confines, the concept of planned communities ─ those reminiscent of the late 19th century company towns where residents could find most necessary services within walking, bicycling, or trolley distances ─ lessons can be learned from the failed pod community experiment known […]