Driver’s License Watch—Your Private Info for Sale: NMA E-Newsletter #482

Driver’s License Watch—Your Private Info for Sale: NMA E-Newsletter #482

Personal information privacy seems to be a fluid construct these days. We give our information to social media companies like Facebook who sell the information for gain (Cambridge Analytica Scandal). We also give our private information directly to marketers if we enter any online contest, ask for information online about products or fill out an […]

Vehicle Emissions Standards—Now What?

Vehicle Emissions Standards—Now What?

The long awaited but not too surprising ruling by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week on turning back the Obama era CAFÉ Standards seems to have confused the issue even more. At issue: by 2025, automakers who want to sell new cars to American consumers must boost a corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) to […]

2018 BMW X3 Review

2018 BMW X3 Review

Two things are getting hard to find in a compact crossover — in new cars, generally: six cylinder engines — and a rear-drive-based layout. The BMW X3 still has both. It hasn’t gone four cylinder-only — as is becoming the trend, even in higher-end cars. It also has one more thing that its only functionally […]

NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for April 6, 2018

NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for April 6, 2018

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –OOIDA and NMA ask Court to halt PA Turnpike to Pay Payments to PennDot— –Feds on collision course with California on Vehicle Emission standards— –Speed Cam Ticket hearings halt in Providence, RI due to 12K ticket lawsuit— –Vigilant Solutions attacks NonProfits for filing FOIA requests on ALPR data– Click […]

Civil Asset Forfeiture—Why should we care?

Civil Asset Forfeiture—Why should we care?

Originally created to break drug lords, civil asset forfeiture or CAF has now morphed into an anything-goes situation when it comes to law enforcement confiscating cash and property. Make no mistake, CAF is a constitutional rights issue. The Fourth Amendment protects not only a person’s right to privacy but freedom from arbitrary governmental intrusions. The […]