17 Blog Posts From the racial profiling Tag


Equity and the MUTCD: NMA E-Newsletter #644

Equity and the MUTCD: NMA E-Newsletter #644

As we have noted prominently in recent newsletters and email action alerts, the Federal Highway Administration has recommended sweeping changes to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). In Equity and Sustainability (NMA E-Newsletter #637), we criticized the appropriation of those terms, particularly ‘equity,’ to demand broad restrictions on drivers and driving. NMA Director […]

Drivers to be given Real-Time “Risk Scores” using Embedded Telematic Surveillance Sensors

Drivers to be given Real-Time “Risk Scores” using Embedded Telematic Surveillance Sensors

By Joe Cadillic, co-writer of the NMA Street Surveillance Blog and founder of the MassPrivatel Blog Gone are the days when insurance companies used race, sex, and a person’s age to determine their auto insurance premiums. A new whitepaper by Cognizant, titled The New Auto Insurance Ecosystem: Telematics, Mobility and the Connected Car, reveals the real reasons […]

“Driving While Black” Billboard Shines Light on City Ticket Records

By a Michigan NMA Member Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared as NMA E-Newsletter #602 from July 2020. If you would like to receive the weekly NMA E-Newsletter, join today!  On July 6, an electronic billboard appeared along I-96 in Redford Township, Michigan, just east of the city limits of Livonia. It warned drivers leaving […]

Open Letter to the Boston City Council: Privacy Concerns about Boston’s Facial Recognition Ban

Open Letter to the Boston City Council: Privacy Concerns about Boston’s Facial Recognition Ban

By Joe Cadillic, writer/editor of the MassPrivatel Blog and Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director The first part of today’s NMA Street Surveillance Watch Blog first appeared on Joe’s MassPrivatel Blog on July 14, 12020. Open letter to the Boston City Council: Privacy Concerns about Boston’s Facial Recognition Ban. I commend the Boston City Council for […]

Understanding Traffic Stop Data and Police Racial Profiling

Understanding Traffic Stop Data and Police Racial Profiling

By Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director A fascinating study released recently by Stanford University took issue with the ‘veil of darkness’ in traffic stops. Researchers found that black drivers, who are pulled over by police more frequently during the day, are not necessarily stopped as much after sunset. This largest-ever study found that this was […]

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