30 Blog Posts From the 85TH PERCENTILE Tag


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, […]

What about Speed Limits?

What about Speed Limits?

Editor’s Note: This blog post first appeared on NMA’s Driving in America blog in February 2018. 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 […]

NMA Wrap Up of Legislative Activity, 3rd Quarter 2019: NMA E-Newsletter #562

NMA Wrap Up of Legislative Activity, 3rd Quarter 2019: NMA E-Newsletter #562

July, August, and September were not nearly as active in resolving NMA-tracked legislation as in the second quarter, but October began with some very important events that will have positive ramifications for motorists well into the future. Let’s start with the final disposition of bills in the third quarter:   Bills Opposed by the NMA […]

Do Vision Zero Programs equal more Traffic Accidents?: NMA E-Newsletter #559

Do Vision Zero Programs equal more Traffic Accidents?: NMA E-Newsletter #559

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, are finding that the ideal of zero traffic deaths is becoming ever more elusive and expensive over time. Instead of decreasing, traffic deaths involving accidents […]

Political Interference in Setting Speed Limits Shouldn’t Happen

Political Interference in Setting Speed Limits Shouldn’t Happen

From guest writer Ian Tootill, who is co-founder of the grassroots British Columbia motorists advocacy group SENSE BC (or Safety by Education and Not Speed Enforcement). SENSE BC and the NMA are kindred spirits, with SENSE advocating for sensible driving standards for more than 23 years and the NMA for over 36. The issues facing drivers in […]

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