2018 Mini Countryman Review

2018 Mini Countryman Review

Many reviewers snicker that the Mini Countryman isn’t very . . . mini. And they’re right — and wrong — at the same time. Compared with the original Mini Cooper hatchback, the Countryman is enormous. Two feet longer, almost — and nearly half a foot taller. But it’s still pretty mini compared with most “compact”-sized […]

Forced Slow Down: Road Diet Vocabulary for Neophytes

Forced Slow Down: Road Diet Vocabulary for Neophytes

This article first appeared in Driving Freedoms Fall 2018. Changing speed limits is not the only way cities try to slow down traffic. Around the country, motorists face numerous obstacles that attempt to restrict traffic flow even beyond the street’s stated speed limit. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), a classic road diet is […]

It’s a boring job but somebody has to do it

It’s a boring job but somebody has to do it

Tesla is notorious for advertising a “self-driving” car and asking the passenger in the left front seat to pay full attention to driving the same as a dumb old car. Eric Peters recently called out BMW for the same lie. Meanwhile regulators are being asked to look elsewhere as the “trolley problem” makes the rounds […]

War on Cars Watch for November 8, 2018

War on Cars Watch for November 8, 2018

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. This blog will give you highlights of the week’s stories and commentary from […]

ATE Racket Report for November 7, 2018

ATE Racket Report for November 7, 2018

The ATE Racket Report is a weekly feature of the NMA blog. We want to bring the issues of automated traffic enforcement to our supporters in a more coherent up-to-date fashion. Compiled by NMA Foundation Director James C. Walker and NMA Communications Director Shelia Dunn This Week… Aurora, Colorado residents voted two out of three […]