NMA Driving News Roundup of the Week for October 20, 2017

NMA Driving News Roundup of the Week for October 20, 2017

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –Traffic Calming kicked out of Play del Rey, CA— –Interstate VMT Tax test a go in CA/OR— –Japan’s Kobe Steel Scandal heats up— –DOJ creates Watchdog for CAF— –Nearly 4.1 Autos in Total Recalled this week— Click on the color headline to read the full story. NMA Driving News […]

The Strictly Enforced State

When I hit the state line the speed limit changed from 65 to 75. The road was the same, but the DOT director was different. Oklahoma DOT ignores the law requiring speed limits to be justified by engineering studies. Texas DOT exercised its discretionary authority to raise most of West Texas from 70 to 75. […]

China as the New Motor City

China as the New Motor City

GM’s Buick division is doing extremely well . . . in China. The Chinese own Volvo. And may soon own Jeep — one of the few still-viable pieces of what used to be Chrysler. For now, it’s FiatChrysler. Emphasis on for now. Fiat invested in what was just Chrysler, hoping to use the once-Big-Three company […]

The Disconnect

The Disconnect

If the government is so very concerned about Our Safety, why is it forcing millions of people to drive around in cars with double-dangerous Takata airbags in them? But there is a recall! Yes, absolutely. Which will take years to run its course due to the enormous number of cars involved. Dealers — who are […]

The failure of the exclusionary rule

Many years ago the Supreme Court created the exclusionary rule in an attempt to discourage violations of constitutional rights. With the rise of car travel and the war on drugs, it’s clear the rule has failed. Thenewspaper.com calls attention to a recent court decision. Driving along I-40 Deputy Leonard R. Armijo glanced in his rear […]