The NMA Reveals the Top Speed Trap States in the Country: NMA E-Newsletter #359

The NMA just launched its latest salvo in the speed trap wars with the following press release that ranks the Worst Speed Trap states in the country. The goal is to call attention to “Policing for Profit” wherever we see it and to expose the worst offenders. Not coincidentally, this is also the theme for […]

A Few “Pointers” for Surviving Deer Season: NMA E-Newsletter #358

Despite the faltering Green Bay Packers, Cheeseheads can still rejoice since this weekend is the opening of white-tailed deer hunting season in Wisconsin. And with it comes increased risk of a deer-vehicle collision. According to State Farm Insurance, the odds of having an accident claim involving a deer, elk or moose are 1 out of […]

“Seriously? It’s Come to This?” Part 2: NMA E-Newsletter #357

In August we recounted some driving stories that were just too absurd to be true (“Seriously? It’s Come to This?” NMA Newsletter #345). Alas, they were true, and the sad part is we’ve compiled enough stories for Part 2. So here goes. New Haven, Connecticut, has been experiencing an uptick in vehicle break-ins lately. The […]

NMA Massachusetts Alert: Support Bill to Refund Appeal Filing Fees

The Massachusetts Joint Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing next Wednesday, November 18th, at 1:00 pm at the State House in Boston to consider House Bill 1576, which would require the refund of filing fees for parking ticket appeals if the appeal is successful. Currently the filing fee is nonrefundable, regardless of the verdict, which […]

NMA Massachusetts Alert: Legislation Would Improve Public Records Access

Massachusetts has one of the weakest public records laws in the country, which makes it extremely difficult, and/or expensive for interested parties to obtain public records. Now, two state lawmakers, Sen. Jason Lewis and Rep. Peter Kocot want to change that with bills to overall the current law. Provisions include: New enforcement measures and fines […]