Predatory Towing Not Just an Inconvenience: NMA E-Newsletter #539

Predatory Towing Not Just an Inconvenience: NMA E-Newsletter #539

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 not pay the tickets in a certain amount of time, the boot comes off, and the vehicle […]

2019 Lexus LS500 Review

2019 Lexus LS500 Review

Lexus did something daring when it redesigned the LS — its top-of-the-line luxury sedan. It gave it an engine the same size as a Camry’s — Toyota’s mid-sized family sedan. And no longer offers the LS with anything bigger than the Camry’s V6. But sometimes, size doesn’t matter. Horsepower — and torque — does. What […]

A Reflection on 5.5 Million Miles of Driving

A Reflection on 5.5 Million Miles of Driving

By NMA Alaska Member Merrill Gehman When we were young, we learned many things about driving from those that we saw driving. We learned from an early age, who can drive and who can’t. We started driving farm equipment as kids and graduated to cars and trucks later. Driving was something we could excel at […]

Three felonies a shift

Three felonies a shift

It’s hard to commit just one crime. Voluminous indictments are routine in the federal system. A single act can be many crimes and a continuing crime can be divided into discrete events. So Judge Mark Wolf was skeptical when corrupt police officers were allowed to plead guilty to just one minor crime. The Massachusetts State […]

War on Cars Watch for May 8, 2019

War on Cars Watch for May 8, 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 […]