Transparency Worth Fighting For: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #473

To quote from the NMA Guide to the Freedom of Information Act and State/Municipal Public Records Requests (yes, we do need to work on that title): Constructive reform of government requires a thorough understanding of an issue.  Used effectively, the records request helps provide transparency of policy and related activity that are essential ingredients to […]

Immediate Attention: Oppose PA SB 172 Today!

Dear NMA Pennsylvania Members, Recently, it came out that Rep. John Taylor has been pushing the leadership of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to list SB 172 for a full-chamber vote. This would be disastrous for motorists statewide and in Philadelphia. It would allow speed cameras in work zones across PA and speed cameras along part of US 1 […]

Bad Drivers are Taught, not Born That Way: NMA E-Newsletter #472

From NMA member Bob O’Connor  “Johnny will get better as he drives more”, said the mother of a 16-year-old who was beginning to learn how to drive. This statement of course is not necessarily true because it depends on your definition of “better.” It also depends even more on how he was instructed to drive. […]

What’s next? Our Car Washes Spying on Us?: NMA E-Newsletter #471

From guest writer Joe Cadillic of the MassPrivatal Blog. Why is the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security (DHS) allowing a foreign company to use covert automatic license plate readers (ALPR), to spy on American motorists? ESLAG, a company owned by Italian high-tech giant Leonardo, is selling its surveillance services to U.S. law enforcement […]

Fight over Right to Repair will heat up in 2018: NMA E-Newsletter #470

You bought, you own it! That’s what most of us think anyway when we buy a car. We should be able to do what we want with it, whether modifying the engine for better performance or taking it to our favorite mechanic to have it repaired. Many car owners, however, might be surprised to find […]