TheNewspaper.com Roundup: May 4, 2016

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: May 4, 2016

Each Wednesday, we’ll publish quick summaries of the articles from the last week on TheNewspaper.com. We’re doing this because these articles are often strongly connected to the issues that National Motorists Association members are interested in. Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Arizona DPS Grants Licenses To Photo Ticketing Companies Red-light cameras and speed cameras stopped flashing […]

How high can you count?

The biggest fear of MassDOT is not that drivers are going to revolt over low speed limits, or the Big Dig’s next victim, or the fines toll collecting robots will start handing out at random next year. MassDOT is afraid somebody will discover the plan to comply with national standards by using mile-based exit numbers. […]

I Love My Dumb Car!

I Love My Dumb Car!

Guest Blog NMA Member Michael Jabbra Why does my car need to be connected to the Internet? Convenience? Convenience for whom? Insurance companies, law enforcement agencies, vehicle manufacturers, and advertisers, each spying on my movements for their own purposes? What happened to being left alone? What happened to the Fourth Amendment? Driverless cars are even […]

The New vs. The Old

The New vs. The Old

I got into a debate the other day with a reader about the future of the car hobby; about whether today’s cars are fundamentally disposable appliances that work great for a long time — their chief virtue — but when they do finally begin to wear out, the cost to replace their numerous complex systems […]

An implausible dream

To support the latest plea for a speed limit reduction, Somerville, Massachusetts politicians resurrected a ludicrous claim, a “health impact assessment” predicting that reducing the unposted speed limit from 30 to 25 will cause a huge reduction in death. Here’s where it goes off the rails: “Though this bill reduces the default speed limit on […]