34 Blog Posts From the 85TH PERCENTILE Tag


Driving in America: Musings from Arizona’s Interstate 17

Driving in America: Musings from Arizona’s Interstate 17

By NMA Arizona Member Rod Harris For 15 years, I have commuted at least once a week between the greater Phoenix area and Flagstaff, AZ, roughly 130 miles each way, on Interstate 17. In my experience, the average speed was more or less the speed limit, when and where that limit is 75 mph. Of course, […]

The Selling of a Narrative

The Selling of a Narrative

By Gary Biller, NMA President Editor’s Note: This post first appeared as a weekly E-Newsletter #591 from May 2020 and it was only sent to NMA members. If you would like to receive this weekly email, consider joining the NMA today. The media has never shied away from peddling stories that sell. Often in doing […]

Hammer Down! Highway Speed Limits Increase in Arkansas

Hammer Down! Highway Speed Limits Increase in Arkansas

By Thomas Beckett, Arkansas NMA Member Initially, I had wanted to write my next post on how Amendment 100 would be implemented. This amendment entails casino gambling and how those casino taxes will be assessed and distributed to support highway funding. Instead of how the casino taxes will help fund infrastructure in Arkansas, I decided […]

The Selling of a Narrative: NMA E-Newsletter #591

The Selling of a Narrative: NMA E-Newsletter #591

By Gary Biller, NMA President The media has never shied away from peddling stories that sell. Often in doing so, the truth gets kicked to the curb or run over. Such is the case in the current lockdown climate where sensationalistic headlines scream that 100+ mph super speeders are taking advantage of less-crowded roads across […]

Do Vision Zero Programs equal more Traffic Accidents?

Do Vision Zero Programs equal more Traffic Accidents?

By Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director Editor’s Note: This post first appeared as Newsletter #559 on September 29, 2019. This post includes a few updates. Many cities and states around the country have adopted a Vision Zero program which strives for zero traffic deaths, usually by a specific year. Some of the oldest programs, though, […]

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