264 Blog Posts From the SAFETY Tag


A Long, Long Away to go for Driverless Car and other Auto Tech News

A Long, Long Away to go for Driverless Car and other Auto Tech News

The New York Times posted an article this week entitled: Despite High Hopes, Self-Driving Cars are ‘Way in the Future.” Indeed they are…something I’ve been saying ever since I started writing about the car of the future and auto tech. Ford’s CEO Jim Hackett said in April, “We overestimated the arrival of autonomous vehicles.” The […]

War on Cars Watch for July 17, 2019

War on Cars Watch for July 17, 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 well as programs such as Vision Zero and Complete Streets. Please read this blog and let us know what you think by commenting […]

Lido Has Shuffled—a Tribute to the Genius of Lee Iacocca

Lido Has Shuffled—a Tribute to the Genius of Lee Iacocca

Lee Iacocca just died. And with him, an era. The era of the car guy executive. Iacocca wasn’t a transplant from a toothpaste company and he was an engineer, not a “human resources” manager. He smoked cigars, told ribald stories. Most of all, Lido knew cars and the car business. Put more precisely, he knew […]

The Split-Speed Limit Effect: That “Oh Crap” Look on Drivers’ Faces: NMA E-Newsletter #548

The Split-Speed Limit Effect: That “Oh Crap” Look on Drivers’ Faces: NMA E-Newsletter #548

Split speed limits, where certain commercial vehicles such as large trucks are forced to travel at lower speeds than surrounding traffic, are anathema to truckers and car drivers alike. That is why the NMA and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) have often joined forces to oppose the posting of split speeds and the use […]

NMA Wrap Up of Legislative Activity, 2nd Quarter 2019: NMA E-Newsletter #547

NMA Wrap Up of Legislative Activity, 2nd Quarter 2019: NMA E-Newsletter #547

April, May, and June were busy months in state legislatures where many of the bills affecting motorists that were introduced in the first quarter, or carried forward from last year, were resolved. The results were a mixed bag, but the biggest victory was a special one: Governor Greg Abbott of Texas signed into law House […]