23 Blog Posts From the FHWA Tag


US Traffic Law History and Why State Laws Are Subordinate

US Traffic Law History and Why State Laws Are Subordinate

By Chad Dornsife NMA Nevada Activist, Executive Director of Best Highway Safety Practices Institute Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared as NMA E-Newsletter #542 from June 2019. The information is still pertinent. If you would like to receive the weekly NMA E-Newsletter, join today!  Our Founding Fathers knew that the regulation of our nation’s transportation […]

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 […]

Driving in America—Are We There Yet?

Driving in America—Are We There Yet?

By Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director Motorist advocates have many choices to make when it comes to fighting for rights. Trends change and either becomes complicated or simplified just because an elected official says “Enough!” Case in point: Texas Governor Greg Abbott vowed when he was running for governor in 2018 that he would like […]

U.S. Traffic Law History and Why State Laws Are Subordinate

U.S. Traffic Law History and Why State Laws Are Subordinate

By Chad Dornsife, NMA Nevada Activist and Executive Director of Best Highway Safety Practices Institute This post originally appeared as NMA E-Newsletter #542 on June 2, 2019. Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of what Chad half-jokingly refers to as his manifesto, written nearly ten years ago from a federalist point of view. This installment […]

All Traffic is Local: A Look at Force-Fed Road Diets

All Traffic is Local: A Look at Force-Fed Road Diets

This post originally appeared as the cover story for the NMA Foundation’s Driving Freedoms Magazine Spring 2019. Driving can sometimes be a daily grind. But when cities reconfigure the streets you take every day—presumably, to make them safer—that daily grind often seems much worse. The war on cars, for many drivers, is no longer an […]

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