4 Blog Posts From the IOWA Tag

Dueling statistics

As part of its fight with the state of Iowa over ticket revenue, Cedar Rapids released statistics on the effect of city speed cameras. Until a judge stopped ticketing in May, cameras enforced a 66 mph speed limit on I-380. 67 would get your car a ticket in the mail. Speed cameras still collect speed data […]

NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for May 19, 2017

NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for May 19, 2017

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –Study finds variable speeds dangerous— –Fremont offers RLC rebates— –FL Supremes hear RLC arguments— –Minnesota passes Real ID— –Louisiana gas tax bill gains momentum– NMA Driving News Story of the Week ‘The Drug Whisperer’ | Georgia Drivers arrested while stone cold sober Drunk driving arrests are down sharply after […]

I brake for auras

The purpose of school zones is to protect city officials from parents. A story out of Cedar Rapids explains why. The city upgraded school zone speed limit signs to flashing signs powered by leading-edge technology. That technology promptly went obsolete. The city reassured parents by saying the signs didn’t matter. Which I do believe. And […]

Speed limit roundup, March 2016

There’s a good amount of speed limit legislative activity this year. Here’s a summary of the major changes and failures to change. I’ll go from east to west. A New Jersey politician wants to raise the speed limit to 70 or 75. The police union responded maybe 70 on a few roads would be OK. […]