The Top Speed Trap States

New Rankings Shine a Light on “Policing for Profit” and Expose the Worst Offenders Waunakee, WI – November 23, 2015: When it comes to embracing transparency, no government enterprise fails more miserably than traffic enforcement. Police departments and municipalities resist disclosing the number of tickets they issue for fear of branding their communities as speed […]

NMA and OOIDA Dispute Split-Speed Limit Safety Claims by American Trucking Associations

The National Motorists Association (NMA) and Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association (OOIDA) issued a joint statement questioning claims made by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) that all trucks need speed limiters programmed to 65 mph. The ATA has called upon the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) to not only […]

When You Hit the Road this Thanksgiving, “Do the Right Thing” and Let Faster Traffic Pass

The National Motorists Association (NMA) in conjunction with the nonprofit NMA Foundation is kicking off an ongoing Lane Courtesy awareness campaign in time for Thanksgiving, one of the major driving holidays of the year. “Lane courtesy is the act of keeping or moving right to allow overtaking traffic to pass on the left,” said NMA […]

The Fleecing of U.S. Motorists: States that Collect the Most Tolls, Taxes and Fines also Divert More from Highway Spending

The 15 states that run the most speed traps and collect the most road-user fees also rank as the least fiscally responsible when it comes to transportation spending, according to a study released by the National Motorists Association (NMA). The motorists’ rights organization compared all 50 states by number of speed traps operated per thousand […]

National Motorists Association Identifies States that Exploit Drivers the Most

The National Motorists Association (NMA) today released an analysis that ranks the states and Washington, D.C. from worst to best based on their treatment of drivers. The motorists’ rights organization used 24 metrics that spanned the categories of legal protections, regulations, enforcement tactics, state-imposed cost to drive, and state fiscal responsibility to examine the government-motorist […]