2016 Ford Focus Review

2016 Ford Focus Review

I have a three cylinder motorcycle. A “triple.” For a 400 pound bike, it’s plenty. But how about a 2,900 pound car? A 3,000 pound-plus car, once you add you. Well, me. But the Ford Focus manages — probably because its “triple” makes 123 hp — which is a lot of power for a 1 […]

Driving News Roundup: August 25, 2016

Driving News Roundup: August 25, 2016

This is a regular feature on the NMA Blog, where we highlight some of the most interesting driving news stories of the week. Tennessee: Attorney General Reverses Course On Red-Light Cameras In a blockbuster ruling last month, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III held that private companies could not review red-light camera images under […]

The joy of no-fault

Two people I know were recently in car accidents. Neither was at fault. Her insurance claim was resolved in days. He has to deal with lawyers, contingency fees, and subrogation. Massachusetts car insurance is almost no-fault. Minor personal injury is strictly no-fault. But collision insurance feels like no-fault; you don’t need a lawyer to get […]

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: August 24, 2016

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: August 24, 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, August 24, 2016 Tennessee Attorney General Reverses Course On Red-Light Cameras In a blockbuster ruling last month, Tennessee […]

How to Make Oral Comments at Local Public Meetings

How to Make Oral Comments at Local Public Meetings

I was recently talking with a NMA member who wanted to speak to his local transportation commission about the effects of Vision Zero on his community.  Even though he was nervous, he was determined to speak his mind and wanted a few pointers.  Preparing to speak up at a public open meeting is another great […]