79 Blog Posts From the James Baxter Tag


On the Road to Ten: NMA E-Newsletter #486

On the Road to Ten: NMA E-Newsletter #486

Sunday December 30, 2018. While most of us will be in the midst of holiday season preparations, for the NMA it will mark a momentous occasion for another reason. On that date─unless this notice just jinxed it─we will be publishing Issue #520, marking ten years of uninterrupted home delivery of weekly NMA e-newsletters. The range […]

What about Speed Limits?

What about Speed Limits?

Have you ever noticed while driving that generally the experience is fairly civil? Not too much chaos…not too many drivers overdoing it. We all drive along because in reality we just want to go where we need to go without too much hassle. Funny thing is…most of us drive at a speed we feel comfortable […]

EVOLUTION

The automobile has gone from being an eccentric hobby to a necessity of life—to a???? Technological innovations like the internal combustion engine, electric starter, hydraulic brakes, power steering, radial tires, fuel injection, and electronic ignition have transformed the automobile from a quirky, unreliable toy to an appliance-like device accessible and usable by almost all elements […]

How to Organize a Local Protest Group

Protest groups get started because someone becomes irate about something that they feel like they can change if they gather others just as irate together to form a group.  Protesting an outcome or a law is easy for the passionate but sometimes passion has a short fuse and if you have put together a protest […]

NMA Reboot: Sacrificing Sound Public Policy for Revenue and Control

This weekly post features recent news stories that highlight and update themes previously covered throughout NMA E-Newsletters and Alerts. Editor’s Note: Officials in Ann Arbor, Michigan, are balking at proposed legislation to compel them to set speed limits based on established traffic engineering principles (the 85th percentile speed). Officials fear the change would result in […]