12 Blog Posts From the CIVIL Tag


How to Handle Yourself at a Checkpoint or Roadblock

How to Handle Yourself at a Checkpoint or Roadblock

By Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the NMA’s Driving Freedoms Magazine in the Fall of 2020. If you would like to receive the NMA’s quarterly magazine, join the NMA today! Check out the first in this series: Have Checkpoints Gone Too Far?  Similar to a traffic stop, a […]

Criminal Traffic Court is the Best Option

Criminal Traffic Court is the Best Option

By Gary Biller, NMA President Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared as an NMA E-Newsletter #450 in August 2017. If you would like to receive the NMA E-Newsletter every Sunday in your inbox, subscribe HERE. Whose side are we on anyway? The NMA objects when cities lower the traffic court bar, downgrading routine moving violations […]

Pay that Red-Light Camera Ticket No Matter What

Pay that Red-Light Camera Ticket No Matter What

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared as an NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #605 emailed to members in August 2020. If you would like to receive the newsletter, join today the thousands of other active motorists who have made that choice! The Delaware Supreme Court ruled recently that red-light camera ticket fines under $100 cannot be appealed beyond local courts. […]

The Panopticon Expands: Distracted Driving Cams+

Precedent always becomes practice. Having established as legitimate the use of cameras to robotically ticket people for “speeding” and “running” red lights — timed to go red quickly, to ensnare as many drivers as possible — it was only a matter of time before the principle to include automatically ticketing people for using their cell […]

A Policing-for-Profit Cautionary Tale–New Miami, Ohio: NMA E-Newsletter #561

A Policing-for-Profit Cautionary Tale–New Miami, Ohio: NMA E-Newsletter #561

An hour away from Cincinnati, the known speed trap village of New Miami sits just north of Hamilton, the Butler County seat. Over six years ago, drivers in a class action sued this sleepy village of nearly 2,400 residents over its questionable speed camera practices. Even though the village’s program was found unconstitutional in 2014, […]

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