Officer Frank: NMA E-Newsletter #538

Editor’s Note: Over the years, the NMA has received occasional contact from law enforcement officers who have complained about department policies, sometimes crafted to avoid direct violation of state anti-ticket-quota laws, which force officers to write a predetermined number of citations during each work shift. The following commentary recently submitted to us by “Officer Frank” […]

Please Comment by June 8th on Proposed Changes to California State Traffic Court 

Dear NMA California Members, The state Judicial Council has put forth a proposal to implement and evaluate a civil model for adjudication of minor vehicle infractions. This means, if implemented, any sort of minor traffic ticket or parking ticket will become a matter for civil court and an administrative hearing instead of traffic court. Motorists […]

Sweetwater, Florida: Vote YES on May 14th Red-Light Camera Ballot Question

Dear NMA Sweetwater, Florida Members, On May 14th, please vote YES on a Sweetwater ballot question concerning red-light cameras. Please send this email alert to all your neighbors and friends and ask them to do the same. Here is the ballot question: Amending City Charter Prohibiting the Authority of the Mayor to Enter into Red-Light […]

A Forum About Modifying Speed Limits and Driver Behavior: NMA E-Newsletter #537

The April 15-16, 2019 conference in Ruckersville, Virginia was billed as a “national forum [seeking] to address the neglected problem of speeding.” The sponsoring organizations, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), are leading proponents of lowering speed limits with the goal of reducing highway fatalities to near […]

US Congress HB 1895 – FAIR Act Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration Act of 2019

UPDATE May 3, 2019: Referred to Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. House Bill 1895 was introduced March 27, 2019 in a bipartisan fashion by a number of Republican and Democrat lawmakers, led by Rep. Tim Walberg of Michigan. Similar legislation has been introduced in the past and has met favorable reaction, […]