The 85th Call to Action (Time Sensitive): NMA E-Newsletter #517

The 85th Call to Action (Time Sensitive): NMA E-Newsletter #517

The Fall 2018 issue of the NMA member magazine Driving Freedoms (“The Big Lie”) sounded a clarion call against the dismantling of established traffic engineering standards by the very agencies tasked with upholding those standards and protecting the public. Swept up in the Vision Zero dream of achieving zero road fatalities, the Federal Highway Administration […]

GM Kills the Electric Car

GM Kills the Electric Car

If electric cars are such a grand idea, why is GM killing off the Chevy Volt? It’s the one electric car that actually did make some practical sense, at least. 400-plus miles without stopping and regardless of the weather (other EVs are badly fractured by extremes of heat and cold). Same time to get back […]

2019 BMW X4 Review

2019 BMW X4 Review

How do you make a crossover SUV not just another crossover SUV? One way is to chop the roof — and make it look less like just another crossover SUV. Another way is to make it drive differently than other crossover SUVs — by putting something more than merely utilitarian under the hood. BMW has […]

Will We Own Our Vehicles Anymore?

Will We Own Our Vehicles Anymore?

This article first appeared in the Summer 2017 edition of NMA’s Driving Freedoms Magazine. The NMA also gave an update in our Weekly Newsletter #470 dated January 15, 2018: Fight over Right to Repair will heat up in 2018. Please see the newest update below. Yes and perhaps no. The more complex vehicles become, the […]

Choose your victims well

Choose your victims well

There’s a legal principle called the “eggshell skull” rule. It says you have an obligation to choose your victims well. I’ll tell you the rest of the story about three men who chose poorly. I’ve mentioned them before when the cases were still pending. Their crimes would have been much less, or not prosecuted, if […]