2017 Mercedes Metris Review

2017 Mercedes Metris Review

The NMA Foundation presents Eric Peter’s Car Review, a weekly Saturday feature on the NMA blog.  *  *  * When you hear “minivan,” probably the first thing that pops to mind is not Mercedes. But in Europe, Benzes are dominant in the commercial/work fleet — everything from taxis to buses to other types of haulers. Like […]

NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for June 23, 2017

NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for June 23, 2017

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –MADD founders says UT DUI law is distracting— –AL RLC suit stays in state court— –TX Sandra Bland Act now law— –DE now has transportation lockbox–   Click on the red headline to read the full story.   NMA Driving News Stories of the Week  Male, female or X? Oregon […]

A rose by any other name

If you’re a gardener in the East you can probably recognize the Japanese Beetle. You don’t do it by the book. There is a book. It’s complicated and you need a microscope. For this beetle, a quick look is good enough and experience does the rest. Our brains are good at pattern recognition. Some Connecticut […]

Car of the Future Weekly Roundup for June 21, 2017

Car of the Future Weekly Roundup for June 21, 2017

The NMA Foundation presents The Car of the Future Weekly Roundup: In this week’s Car of the Future Weekly Roundup –Automakers want to test more driverless cars on US Roads— –AVs advance in Nevada and Texas— –BMW and IBM have partnered up— –Uber—out of control?– Click on the colored title to see the full story NMA Car of […]

Putting Courtesy Back into Driving

Putting Courtesy Back into Driving

When promoting the virtues of lane courtesy, the NMA will often get feedback from readers suggesting – some more forcefully than others – that the proper terminology should be ‘lane discipline’ or ‘keep right except to pass.’ Both of those phrases have specific and important meanings, but neither does justice to the spirit of cooperation […]