5 Blog Posts From the IIHS Tag


A Forum About Modifying Speed Limits and Driver Behavior: NMA E-Newsletter #537

A Forum About Modifying Speed Limits and Driver Behavior: NMA E-Newsletter #537

The April 15-16, 2019 conference in Ruckersville, Virginia was billed as a “national forum [seeking] to address the neglected problem of speeding.” The sponsoring organizations, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), are leading proponents of lowering speed limits with the goal of reducing highway fatalities to near […]

The IIHS: When a New Study is Not New and Not a Study—NMA E-Newsletter #535

The IIHS: When a New Study is Not New and Not a Study—NMA E-Newsletter #535

By Gary Biller, NMA President  Every two or three years, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) splashes the media with a recycled report of how many deaths have occurred due to raised speed limits. And reporters dutifully echo it as gospel because sensational headlines like, “Speed limit increases are tied to 37,000 deaths over […]

War on Cars Watch for November 29, 2018

War on Cars Watch for November 29, 2018

Welcome to the War on Cars Watch, a weekly blog to bring together all the stories that affect motorists with regards to street planning such as road diets, and traffic calming as well as programs such as Vision Zero and Complete Streets. This blog will give you highlights of the week’s stories and commentary from […]

Boston’s “Vision Zero” Exposed: Lowering the speed limit increases speeding ticket revenue by 47%: NMA E-Newsletter #506

Boston’s “Vision Zero” Exposed: Lowering the speed limit increases speeding ticket revenue by 47%: NMA E-Newsletter #506

From guest writer Joe Cadillic of the MassPrivatel Blog All across the country, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is hard at work convincing cities to lower their speed limits to 25 MPH. The national effort to lower speed limits in cities is a fundamental tenet of a movement known as “Vision Zero.” To date, the National Highway […]

Where’s the Media Skepticism on Automated Traffic Enforcement?

Where’s the Media Skepticism on Automated Traffic Enforcement?

Editor’s Note: The media has become lazy when it comes to motorists’ rights issues. Here is a piece from September 2015 that examines why and how one reporter dug deeper. Hopefully, this will inspire current and future journalists to not take everything you read at face value but dig deeper.  Where’s the Skepticism? NMA E-Newsletter #349 […]