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 […]

Little Brothers

Little Brothers

Every new car is infested with Little Brothers — in the form of code and programming that “corrects” outright or thwarts whatever it is you wanted to do. It goes way beyond the Seat Belt Nanny. Have you tried backing up a new car with the driver’s door cracked open? Several won’t allow it — […]

NMA Driving News Roundup of the Week for October 6, 2017

NMA Driving News Roundup of the Week for October 6, 2017

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –Senate Committee passes Driverless Car Bill— –Justice Department ends Police Reform Program— –Dems offer own Infrastructure Plan— –White House wants to phase out Social Security Numbers– Click on the color headline to read the full story. NMA Driving News Story of the Week De-policing, crime and the ‘Ferguson effect’ […]

I brake for bugs

When I stopped in Billings I was surrounded by a swarm of yellowjackets. Luckily, they weren’t after me. What looked like every insect in the Great Plains was smeared across the front of my car. Yellowjackets are scavengers and I had brought them lunch. I thought about that trip when I saw an article proposing […]

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: October 2, 2017

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: October 2, 2017

In this week’s TheNewspaper.com Roundup! –Report on States suspension of Driver’s Licenses– –CA Judge busts state for gas tax vote interference– –Study finds Yellow Timings more effective at intersections– Friday, September 29, 2017 Report Tracks Cash Incentive For States To Suspend Driving Licenses Driver’s license suspension laws around the country are having unexpected negative effects, […]