Dollar and Thrifty Customers, Find Out If You Are Eligible for a Refund of Florida Rental Car Toll Fees: NMA E-Newsletter #531

Dollar and Thrifty Customers, Find Out If You Are Eligible for a Refund of Florida Rental Car Toll Fees: NMA E-Newsletter #531

In September 2014, the National Motorists Association sent a letter of complaint to then-Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi about predatory practices by rental car companies in the state related to toll service charges. The NMA letter included a petition calling for reform and compensation signed by several hundred association members. The Consumer Protection Division (CPD) […]

Adjusting our Clock and our Perception of Cars

Adjusting our Clock and our Perception of Cars

It’s that time of year — when we’re forced to reset our clocks again — spring forward! There’s something else that needs re-setting, too. Our frames of reference for cars. There is no longer much amenity difference between “luxury” cars and other cars . . . There is more price difference than there has ever […]

2019 Nissan Kicks Review

2019 Nissan Kicks Review

Crossover SUVs have become as popular as fireworks on the Fourth of July — which is why the cost of crossovers continues to increase. But there is an antidote to the high cost of being popular. It’s the Nissan Kicks. If you’re willing to forgo just one thing. WHAT IT IS The Kicks is Nissan’s […]

NMA Principle Number 5: Full Due Process for Motorists

NMA Principle Number 5: Full Due Process for Motorists

The Driving in America Blog was started a year ago to bring more information to those who are beginning their journey as motorists’ rights advocates. Over the next several months, I will be working with each of the seven NMA principles to give readers of this weekly blog some idea of what we all are working towards […]

Catch 22

Catch 22

We all know that failing a field sobriety test is evidence against you. The Massachusetts Court of Appeals reminds us that passing one can be too. At a DUI trial the prosecution has to show that you were intoxicated and that you were driving. That’s two separate facts. It’s not DUI if you’re not driving. […]