Profiteering from Surveillance: NMA E-Newsletter #369

Our discussion of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) often focuses on the threat the technology poses to motorist privacy as well as on the ways to limit that threat.   And for good reason. With enough ALPRs, authorities can track the day-to-day movements of everyone who drives a car. By storing and mining that data, they […]

NMA Florida Alert: Red-Light Camera Bill Gets Hearing

Florida lawmakers are once again considering a bill to repeal the use of red-light cameras throughout the state. Senate Bill 168 will be heard in the Senate Transportation Committee at 9:00 am this Thursday, February 4th, 2016. Red-light cameras are about raising revenue on the backs of motorists, not about improving intersection safety. (Learn more here.) […]

NMA Texas Alert: Texas DOT Lowering Speed Limits Everywhere

Here is an important update from NMA Texas Activist Henry Stowe. Since November 2015, Texas DOT has been conducting a concerted and determined campaign to lower speed limits on roads statewide. These reductions from 75 mph to 65 mph are slated to take effect or are in effect already: A 38-mile stretch of I-20 From […]

Roundabouts Generate Mixed Reactions from Members: NMA E-Newsletter #368

Roundabouts. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, members always respond with passion when we write about them, as we did in last week’s e-newsletter. We thought we would share a few thoughts covering both sides of the issue. From a New York Member: One local roundabout cost taxpayers over a quarter of a million dollars while […]

Is it the “Golden Age” for Roundabouts? NMA E-Newsletter #367

Just when you thought you had the roundabout figured out, someone comes along and redesigns it so that you have to slow down again and think about what you’re doing. Ever heard of a Hamburger roundabout or Dog Bone roundabout? How about a Turbo roundabout or a Dumbbell roundabout? We hadn’t heard these terms either until we […]