DUI Laws Update Part 1: Location-Tracking Ignition Systems: NMA E-Newsletter #424

If you are one of 11,000 convicted drunk drivers in Minnesota, your car whereabouts are currently known through GPS tracking. Apparently, Department of Public Safety (DPS) officials had implemented a GPS location-tracking for interlock ignition systems without the backing of the state legislature. Representative Peggy Scott (R-Andover) says that when the legislature passed the interlock […]

The Perpetuation of a Speed Trap Town: NMA E-Newsletter #423

A tacit arrangement between the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Rosendale, WI (pop. 1,063) has fueled the tiny village’s notoriety as a stereotypical speed trap town. Rosendale lives up to its reputation by handing out speeding convictions at a per capita rate of more than 50 times that of state capitol Madison.*  Rosendale, 80 miles […]

Illinois DOT Wants Your Input by March 8

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is seeking additional input from the public to help develop its Long Range Transportation plan. “We want our Long Range Transportation Plan to drive how we operate as an agency and how we are making investment decisions,” says Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn. “By working together with members of […]

NMAlerts is Here!  NMA E-Newsletter #422

On February 9th we released NMAlerts, the enforcement activity app featured in the Winter 2017 issue of Driving Freedoms – the one with the Wizard of Oz meme on the cover. NMAlerts is a new benefit available only to supporting members of the NMA. We have had a lot of fun beta-testing the new app […]

PA Members: Oppose SB279 and SB251 TODAY

Dear NMA Pennsylvania Members, On Wednesday February 8, 2017, the Pennsylvania State Senate Transportation Committee will vote on two bills to allow municipal police to use radar, as well as all police to use LIDAR. These are bills SB 279 and SB 251. Please contact the Transportation Committee and YOUR own state senator below. It […]