Roundup: March 27, 2017 Roundup: March 27, 2017

In this week’s Roundup! –CA Man sues traffic court over conflict of Interest– –DE Town refunds rlc fines– –VA scolds IIHS over illegal use of speed cams– Friday, March 24, 2017 California Man Sues Traffic Court Over Conflict Of Interest Every judge in a California traffic court case has a personal financial stake in […]

Another not-a-school-zone speed limit

An NMA member asked a question a lot more of us should be asking: is this really a school zone? As you enter Daly City, California from the east the speed limit on the four lane road drops from 45 to a 25 mph school zone. Except it isn’t a school zone: there is no […]

Driving News Roundup: March 17, 2017

Driving News Roundup: March 17, 2017

In this Week’s Driving News Roundup: -States consider raising gas tax— -RLC Scam in FL— -KY Court considers ALPRs— -Reclined seats declared suspicious in KS— -Nation needs $4.5 Trillion for Infrastructure— Driving News Story of the Week US auto recalls hit record high 53.2 million in 2016 After the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration came […]

Another suspect speed survey

A routine item caught my eye. Pasadena, California did a speed limit review. I’ve learned that the pile of words and figures in such reviews often obscures violations of the law. Most cities review speed limits every five years to comply with the speed trap law. (Or, in the case of Los Angeles, they don’t […]

Speeder madness

Reading Eric Schlosser’s essay “Reefer Madness,” I was struck by the parallels between the war on drugs and the war on speed. There are several correspondences. I’ll start with the most obvious: hypocrisy. When I was in college my writing professor polled his class on marijuana. 10% of us raised our hands for legalization. That […]