Predatory Towing Not Just an Inconvenience

Predatory Towing Not Just an Inconvenience

This piece originally posted on the NMA website as an NMA E-Newsletter #539 on May 12, 2019. Cities tow cars for many reasons. They are often towed when doubled parked or left in front of a fire hydrant. If there are too many parking tickets, cities will often boot first, and if the driver does […]

I can’t drive 30

I can’t drive 30

A government traffic engineer told me his team used to routinely review speed limits until they noticed nobody in authority was acting on staff reports. A key feature feature of California’s speed trap law is a requirement to review old speed limits. In New England speed traps don’t expire, they get seniority. Six months ago […]

War on Cars Watch for July 17, 2019

War on Cars Watch for July 17, 2019

Welcome to the War on Cars Watch, a weekly blog to bring together all the stories that affect motorists with regards to street planning such as road diets, and traffic calming as well as programs such as Vision Zero and Complete Streets. Please read this blog and let us know what you think by commenting […]

Car Servicing Tips and Tricks to Save You Money

Car Servicing Tips and Tricks to Save You Money

Are you a car owner? Are you looking to buy a new car? Are you worried about paying hefty bills for wear and tear? Does your car maintenance hampers your monthly budget? If you are looking for answers to the above questions then this article is for you. Maintaining your new or old cars is […]

Lido Has Shuffled—a Tribute to the Genius of Lee Iacocca

Lido Has Shuffled—a Tribute to the Genius of Lee Iacocca

Lee Iacocca just died. And with him, an era. The era of the car guy executive. Iacocca wasn’t a transplant from a toothpaste company and he was an engineer, not a “human resources” manager. He smoked cigars, told ribald stories. Most of all, Lido knew cars and the car business. Put more precisely, he knew […]