Are Auto Loans on the Verge?: NMA E-Newsletter #442

For the past couple of months, there have been rumblings that auto loans are indeed on the same downward spiral as home loans were in 2008.  Fitch recently announced that loans issued in 2015 may end up being the worst performing ever in the history of auto-loan securitizations. Fitch rates the loans as cumulative net […]

Write Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Today over RLC refund promise in Watts

Dear NMA Los Angeles Area Members, David Goldstein, an intrepid TV reporter with the local CBS affiliate in Los Angeles, filed this story on March 1st in which Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti acknowledges that motorists who received red-light camera tickets at the Metro Blue Line crossing at East Century Blvd. and Grandee Avenue in Watts should […]

The Tale of Two Cities on Police Reform: NMA E-Newsletter #441

Generally the time when most of us encounter the police is during a traffic stop, which can be one of the most stressful times for both the motorist and an officer in blue. In recent years, law enforcement has been under fire due to escalation during traffic stops and other public encounters. Many cities across […]

Putting Courtesy Back into Driving: NMA E-Newsletter #440

When promoting the virtues of lane courtesy, the NMA will often get feedback from readers suggesting – some more forcefully than others – that the proper terminology should be ‘lane discipline’ or ‘keep right except to pass.’ Both of those phrases have specific and important meanings, but neither does justice to the spirit of cooperation […]

Lane Courtesy or Law–A California Cultural Examination: NMA E-Newsletter #439

from Norman Risch, NMA California Member While the NMA has been increasingly promoting left lane courtesy for years, I can compare several states in which I have lived or worked. California is far worse than Maryland, DC, or Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and most other Eastern states in left and right lane courtesy (not that any […]