On the Road to Ten: NMA E-Newsletter #486

Sunday December 30, 2018. While most of us will be in the midst of holiday season preparations, for the NMA it will mark a momentous occasion for another reason. On that date─unless this notice just jinxed it─we will be publishing Issue #520, marking ten years of uninterrupted home delivery of weekly NMA e-newsletters. The range […]

Police Drones Take Off—At what Impact to Motorists?: NMA E-Newsletter #485

Traffic stops are often one of the most dangerous situations for law enforcement (not to mention for motorists as many recent events have proven). The unknown can escalate a situation beyond safe. Police departments are now turning to drones to help alleviate some of the danger involved. Under tight regulations, drones can indeed become a […]

Call Senate Reps today to Oppose SB 1098 Stop Arm Cams on School Buses

Dear NMA Pennsylvania Members, This Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the Pennsylvania Senate Transportation Committee will hold a vote on a terrible bill to allow stop-arm cameras to ticket people who illegally pass school buses. This bill is SB 1098. Keep in mind that we currently allow surveillance cameras, which can be shown to police. This bill automates the process and will ticket […]

All Hail more Traffic Congestion: NMA E-Newsletter # 484

The math is simple. More cars on the streets equals more traffic congestion. Ridesharing companies such as Lyft and Uber have tipped that delicate balance between street traffic and transit alternatives. Many city officials are finally taking notice. In a recent Boston survey of 944 rideshare users over four weeks in late 2017, nearly six […]

Road User Fees May Be Necessary (But Reasonable is a Different Matter): NMA E-Newsletter #483

A basic principle held by the National Motorists Association is, “Reasonable highway user fees [are] for maintaining and improving highways, not for financing non-highway projects.” (See the other main NMA tenets here.) The recent class action lawsuit the NMA filed with truckers’ association OOIDA against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for many years of excessive tolling […]