8 Blog Posts From the 85TH PERCENTILE Tag


How to fight Red-Light Cameras in Your Neck of the Woods

How to fight Red-Light Cameras in Your Neck of the Woods

Click. Click. Click. That’s the sound of money being made by your city’s red-light cameras. Officials brought them in for “safety” but now cities cannot live without the cash. In reality, this is a tax on motorists that is unfair and completely unnecessary for the sake of “safety.” The NMA opposes the use of photographic […]

What about Speed Limits?

What about Speed Limits?

Have you ever noticed while driving that generally the experience is fairly civil? Not too much chaos…not too many drivers overdoing it. We all drive along because in reality we just want to go where we need to go without too much hassle. Funny thing is…most of us drive at a speed we feel comfortable […]

What is a Speed Trap?

What is a Speed Trap?

When most people think about speed traps, they think about small town police hiding behind billboards or waiting to pick off motorists right where the speed limit changes. But the real answer is much simpler: A speed trap exists wherever traffic enforcement is focused on extracting revenue from drivers instead of improving safety, made possible […]

NMA Lobbying in DC, Part 1 – Reeling in Traffic Enforcement: NMA E-Newsletter #464

NMA Lobbying in DC, Part 1 – Reeling in Traffic Enforcement: NMA E-Newsletter #464

Enabled by contributors to our Spring 2017 Campaign, the NMA is pursuing its 2017-18 National Legislative Agenda in Washington. More precisely the current focus is on two of the agenda items – eliminating federally funded ticket blitzes and restricting the bounds of civil asset forfeiture. Part 2 of this newsletter in coming weeks will describe […]

Fungible Laws – Variable Speed Limits

Fungible Laws – Variable Speed Limits

Even better — from a certain point-of-view — than a radar trap based on an under-posted speed limit is a radar trap with a changing speed limit. One that can be dumbed-down at random and with no prior notice, at the whim of the same government workers who enforce the limits and profit from that […]