War on Cars Watch for November 27, 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

GM not liable for punitive damages in ignition switch cases: U.S. appeals court

National War on Cars Watch Stories

MJ: Remember folks, it’s not just about the climate. It’s about control of the people by governments and by large corporations, and it’s about which big corporations will be the winners.

Canadian War on Cars Watch Stories

Regional and Local War on Cars Watch Stories


MJ: Time will tell on this one. If there is a lot of demand to live there, then maybe we will see more of these. If not, then the anti-car crowd will have egg on its face.


MJ: This is going to run into a lot of resistance. Los Angeles is too sprawled out for public transit to be really effective. So to add insult to the injury of traffic and high gasoline taxes, the Los Angeles County Supervisors want to punish people for driving. Fellow Angelenos, write to the County Supervisors and tell them that we don’t want this!







Way too much handwringing in Boston over traffic congestion…okay, the city is the most congested in the country…we know!



New Jersey

New York





The Seminary Road has a whole lot of folks upset and know they have over 500 plus members on their Facebook Page…this is a wait and see and let’s hope for those driving here the turnaround is faster than not!

Washington State

MJ: It’s fair to say that mass transit use might increase if mass transit went where people want to go, when they want to go. Then people are more likely to choose it of their own free will. However, the last header says it all: “Trust voters – most of the time.” In other words, if those darn voters vote against mass transit and against punishment of drivers, then they aren’t trustworthy. This elitist attitude is a big reason why many people are not happy with anti-car schemes.

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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