Driving News Roundup: July 28, 2016

Driving News Roundup: July 28, 2016

This is a regular feature on the NMA Blog, where we highlight some of the most interesting driving news stories of the week. Illinois: Cars seized in crimes generate lucrative income for police, governments When a Plainfield man was convicted earlier this year of DUI in Naperville, authorities sought to seize the 2007 Infinity G35 […]

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: July 27, 2016

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: July 27, 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, July 27, 2016 Virginia Town Destroyed Required Red-Light Camera Records Virginia law requires that municipalities formally consider alternatives […]

Who are you going to call?

Who are you going to call?

Calling an elected official might be easier for you than writing a letter. This is especially true if the vote for an important piece of legislation is imminent. With a little planning, a phone call can be an effective form of advocacy. Calling Congress Dial 202/224-3121 for the Capitol switchboard. The switchboard can direct you […]

Sacred cows

Sometimes we take on faith that an established part of our society is essential. Except other places do fine without them. School-related speed limits are one example. New Zealand authorities are reminding drivers that the speed limit passing a school bus is 12 mph. Why do we stop for school buses in America? Because we […]

Our Electric-Only Future

Our Electric-Only Future

Did you catch that the internal combustion engine has been outlawed? Not here… not yet. In Germany — where a law has been passed requiring that all new cars registered come 2030 be “emissions free.” This includes carbon dioxide — which is regarded by the German government as an “emission” — and regulated as such. […]