The NMA believes that speed limits should be based on sound traffic-engineering principles that consider motorists' reasonable and prudent travel speeds.
The NMA opposes the use of red-light cameras and proposes engineering solutions as the real fix for intersections with high accident rates.
The NMA opposes the use of photographic devices to issue tickets. Speed cameras encourage artificially low speed limits and revenue-driven enforcement.
The NMA strongly supports the simple but significant concept of slower traffic using the right lane and vehicles in the left lane yielding to faster traffic.
The NMA opposes the use of enforcement tactics that are intended to generate revenue from technical violations of underposted speed limits.
The NMA position on black boxes (EDRs) is that it is OK to use them for their alleged research function--but not OK to use them against vehicle owners.
Seat Belt Laws
The NMA encourages seat belt use, but it does not support mandatory seat belt laws and the intrusive and punitive policies they spawn.
The NMA opposes the use of roadblocks, for any purpose, other than warning motorists of road hazards or other dangerous conditions.
The NMA does not support toll roads or user fees intended to limit or ration the use of public roads.
The NMA supports DUI/DWI regulations based on reasonable standards that differentiate between responsible behavior and reckless, dangerous behavior.
The NMA opposes any measure or regulation that is deliberately designed to inconvenience and hinder the legitimate travel of responsible motorists.
The NMA believes that distracted driving, in all its forms, can best be addressed through efforts to educate the public on its dangers.