Driver’s License Watch—Your Private Info for Sale: NMA E-Newsletter #482

Personal information privacy seems to be a fluid construct these days. We give our information to social media companies like Facebook who sell the information for gain (Cambridge Analytica Scandal). We also give our private information directly to marketers if we enter any online contest, ask for information online about products or fill out an […]

Overcharging of PA Turnpike Tolls – Time to Create a Statewide Stir

Dear NMA Pennsylvania Members, If you have driven the Pennsylvania Turnpike within the last several years and are outraged at paying tolls that continue to be charged at a rate more than double the cost of operating the turnpike, then help us spark a statewide conversation about this abuse of truckers and motorists by complaining […]

Walking While Distracted–Nobody Wins: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #481

Have we become a nation of cellphone zombies? Many experts believe that the increase in distracted driving, in particular using a cellphone to text while driving, has been a big factor in the increase of traffic fatalities since 2009. Another factor apparently is distracted walking. Pedestrian deaths account for 16 percent of all traffic fatalities. […]

Oppose Local Police Use of Radar and Lidar in the Pennsylvania House

Dear NMA Pennsylvania Members, The Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee will hold a hearing April 4, 2018 on local and regional police potential use of radar (also includes Lidar) as a speed timing device. There is no bill attached to the hearing but we believe it to be SB 251 which has already been passed by […]

Taking Tolling to Task: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #480

On March 15th, a class action complaint was filed in U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania by the NMA and the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) that is creating a tsunami-sized wave in the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), its officers, and the governor of Pennsylvania are defendants in the claim that PTC for […]