7 Blog Posts From the PENNSYLVANIA Tag


Bleeding revenue in Pennsylvania

A police lobbyist in Pennsylvania complained recently, “All the work we’d done was eviscerated.” The work he did was gathering support for a bill allowing local police to use radar. The evisceration was an amendment requiring radar to be used for safety rather than revenue. Bills to let local departments use radar are a perennial […]

Road User Fees May Be Necessary (But Reasonable is a Different Matter): NMA E-Newsletter #483

Road User Fees May Be Necessary (But Reasonable is a Different Matter): NMA E-Newsletter #483

A basic principle held by the National Motorists Association is, “Reasonable highway user fees [are] for maintaining and improving highways, not for financing non-highway projects.” (See the other main NMA tenets here.) The recent class action lawsuit the NMA filed with truckers’ association OOIDA against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for many years of excessive tolling […]

Vehicle Emissions Standards—Now What?

Vehicle Emissions Standards—Now What?

The long awaited but not too surprising ruling by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week on turning back the Obama era CAFÉ Standards seems to have confused the issue even more. At issue: by 2025, automakers who want to sell new cars to American consumers must boost a corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) to […]

California says Automakers should not be liable for Autonomous Vehicle Accidents

California says Automakers should not be liable for Autonomous Vehicle Accidents

The NMA Foundation presents The Car of the Future weekly feature: Last week, California regulators embraced a General Motors recommendation that automakers should not be liable for accidents and other trouble autonomous vehicle (AV) owners may face. Basically, the state of California is saying that if you don’t maintain your car to manufacturer specs then you are out […]

Today’s “dumb criminal” award winners

A little advice to people thinking of taking the equipment Pennsylvania police use to measure speed: where there’s a speed trap, there are police. Pennsylvania’s speed trap law requires township police to place equipment by the roadside rather than use radar. Sometimes one of those gadgets is left apparently unattended. But — if you want […]