198 Blog Posts From the Speed Traps Tag


Paradise Ticket Quota Extreme: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #636

Paradise Ticket Quota Extreme: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #636

Multiple times a year, the US Department of Transportation issues grants to states for specific traffic enforcement programs. That money trickles down to cities so they can pay officers overtime. Honolulu police officers are currently participating in one such grant program this month. To measure the program’s effectiveness, the Honolulu Police Department wants officers to […]

Driving in America: Musings from Arizona’s Interstate 17

Driving in America: Musings from Arizona’s Interstate 17

By NMA Arizona Member Rod Harris For 15 years, I have commuted at least once a week between the greater Phoenix area and Flagstaff, AZ, roughly 130 miles each way, on Interstate 17. In my experience, the average speed was more or less the speed limit, when and where that limit is 75 mph. Of course, […]

US Supreme Court Takes Up Tribal Traffic Stops

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US Supreme Court Takes Up Tribal Traffic Stops

By guest writer Richard Diamond, editor of TheNewspaper Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on TheNewspaper website January 7, 2021. High court justices to limit or expand the authority of Indian tribes to conduct speed traps and traffic stops. The power of Indian tribes to exercise authority over non-Indian drivers on public roads will be […]

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

“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 […]

Are Small Towns Addicted to Traffic Fines and Fees?

Are Small Towns Addicted to Traffic Fines and Fees?

Editor’s Note: This article was initially written for the Spring edition of Driving Freedoms magazine and instead appeared as NMA weekly E-Newsletter #592 in May 2020. The information here pertained primarily to life before the COVID-19 crisis. Still, we believe traffic fines and fees will be even more of an issue for small towns (and […]

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