Motorists are one of the largest special interest groups in the world. The number of licensed drivers in the United States and Canada – over 250 million – dwarfs the population of most countries.

Drivers’ rights don’t just occur naturally. To protect the driving public from excessive tolls, fees, and fines and to ensure that motorists retain the due process rights afforded all citizens, it takes an organization dedicated to the task. That organization is, and has been for the past 38 years, the National Motorists Association (NMA).

The NMA’s strength as a grassroots advocacy organization – our ability to effectively lobby federal, state, and local governments for change – is derived from our membership. Join the NMA and become an agent of change on behalf of the motoring public.


Speed Limits

Speed Limits

The NMA believes that speed limits should be based on sound traffic-engineering principles that consider motorists' reasonable and prudent travel speeds.

Red-Light Cameras

Red-Light Cameras

The NMA opposes the use of red-light cameras and proposes engineering solutions as the real fix for intersections with high accident rates.

Speed Cameras

Speed Cameras

The NMA opposes the use of photographic devices to issue tickets. Speed cameras encourage artificially low speed limits and revenue-driven enforcement.

Lane Courtesy

Lane Courtesy

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.

Speed Traps

Speed Traps

The NMA opposes the use of enforcement tactics that are intended to generate revenue from technical violations of underposted speed limits.

Black Boxes

Black Boxes

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.

Roadblocks

Roadblocks

The NMA opposes the use of roadblocks, for any purpose, other than warning motorists of road hazards or other dangerous conditions.

Tolls

Tolls

The NMA does not support toll roads or user fees intended to limit or ration the use of public roads.

DUI/DWI

DUI/DWI

The NMA supports DUI/DWI regulations based on reasonable standards that differentiate between responsible behavior and reckless, dangerous behavior.

Traffic Calming

Traffic Calming

The NMA opposes any measure or regulation that is deliberately designed to inconvenience and hinder the legitimate travel of responsible motorists.

Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

The NMA believes that distracted driving, in all its forms, can best be addressed through efforts to educate the public on its dangers.