War on Cars Watch for November 13, 2019

The War on Cars Watch is a weekly feature of the NMA blog. The War on Cars Watch focuses on road diets, traffic calming and programs such as Vision Zero and Complete Streets as well as studies, court cases, and other news that affect motorists.  

Special commentary from NMA California Member Michael Jabbra is notated with an MJ: designation and all other comments are those of Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director and editor/curator of this blog. 

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War on Cars Watch Story of the Week

IIHS urges NHTSA to look beyond education to address speed problem –IIHS is auto insurance-funded and, of course, wants to create a situation for motorists that brings insurance companies more money whenever motorists receive more points for tickets. It also supports all forms of automated traffic enforcement devices such as speed cameras.

MJ: Yay, automated enforcement: More Big Brother, brought to you by government and corporations in bed with each other as usual. George Orwell only got two things wrong: he was off by about 30 years in terms of the technology, and he did not see that the private sector (Big Tech) would provide most of Big Brother’s surveillance.

National War on Cars Watch Stories

MJ: Lyft says: Give us a captive audience! Don’t be surprised if Lyft and Uber and similar outfits start putting up campaign funds for anti-car politicians.

International War on Cars Watch Stories

Regional and Local War on Cars Watch Stories



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Washington State

MJ: Well done, voters of Washington!


Milwaukee, WI judge says temporary lack of driver’s education part of reckless driving problem –Young people need driver’s education in order to learn this life skill that will help them the rest of their lives.


That’s this week’s War on Car Watch blog. If you find a story online about the War on Cars, please feel free to email the URL to me at [email protected].

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Be Safe Out There,

Shelia Dunn

NMA Communications Director

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