11 Blog Posts From the LETTER WRITING Tag


Are Drivers Losing the War on Cars?

Are Drivers Losing the War on Cars?

This piece first appeared as weekly NMA E-Newsletter #511 on October 28, 2018. Even though drivers constitute what should be the largest voting block in the country, you would never know it by apathetic motorists who drive blissfully unaware until they are confronted with the reality of the war on cars—which is essentially an effort […]

War on Cars Watch for December 20, 2018

War on Cars Watch for December 20, 2018

Editor’s Note: The War on Cars Watch will be on vacation for the next two weeks and will reemerge on January 9, 2019. 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 […]

War on Cars Watch for December 13, 2018

War on Cars Watch for December 13, 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 […]

The 85th Call to Action (Time Sensitive): NMA E-Newsletter #517

The 85th Call to Action (Time Sensitive): NMA E-Newsletter #517

The Fall 2018 issue of the NMA member magazine Driving Freedoms (“The Big Lie”) sounded a clarion call against the dismantling of established traffic engineering standards by the very agencies tasked with upholding those standards and protecting the public. Swept up in the Vision Zero dream of achieving zero road fatalities, the Federal Highway Administration […]

Caught in the Cogs of a Bureaucratic Machine: NMA E-Newsletter #515

Caught in the Cogs of a Bureaucratic Machine: NMA E-Newsletter #515

Since early August, the Virginia Department of Motor vehicles continued to badger one of our Virginia members, Mike, about needing proof of insurance for a vehicle that only had, per agency records, 16 characters in its Vehicle Identification Number. Since VINs have exactly 17 characters, the DMV was asking for proof of a vehicle that […]