17 Blog Posts From the ILLEGAL SEARCH Tag


Police Checkpoints: The Scariest Ride of Your Life

Police Checkpoints: The Scariest Ride of Your Life

By guest writer William Rayburn, NMA Washington State Member Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared as NMA E-Newsletter #451 from September 2017. Due to the current COVID-19 Crisis, more police checkpoints have popped up to control motorists driving from one town to another or one state to another. If you would like to receive our […]

Roadblocks and Checkpoints during the COVID-19 Crisis: Driving in America Blog for April 3, 2020

Roadblocks and Checkpoints during the COVID-19 Crisis: Driving in America Blog for April 3, 2020

By Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director In my position as the NMA Communications Director, I skim or read hundreds of motoring news stories every day to bring you the news and to share trends and perspectives. Up until this week, I rarely ran across articles about checkpoints and roadblocks. The COVID-19 crisis is scary enough, […]

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 […]

A Car’s Black Box and a City’s ALPR Program Put to the Test in two Different Courts: NMA E-Newsletter #566

A Car’s Black Box and a City’s ALPR Program Put to the Test in two Different Courts: NMA E-Newsletter #566

Two motorists recently won Fourth Amendment decisions. Both cases will likely be appealed, and will have major privacy rights implications for how and where we drive our vehicles. ALPRs in Florida Raul Mas Canosa was mad and decided he wasn’t going to take it anymore. The city where he lives, Coral Gables, Florida, tracked his […]

NMA Wrap Up of Legislative Activity, 2nd Quarter 2019: NMA E-Newsletter #547

NMA Wrap Up of Legislative Activity, 2nd Quarter 2019: NMA E-Newsletter #547

April, May, and June were busy months in state legislatures where many of the bills affecting motorists that were introduced in the first quarter, or carried forward from last year, were resolved. The results were a mixed bag, but the biggest victory was a special one: Governor Greg Abbott of Texas signed into law House […]

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