Chattanooga, TN coming down Monteagle in the Fog on I-24. Photo by Brent Moore, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

1.    National Focus

2.   Top Regional and Local Headlines

3.   Motorist Corner

4.   Best from Auto Press

5.   Opinion


National Focus

A rail strike looms again and AP News writes that the impact on the US economy would be broad. (No doubt!) The strike could occur as early as next week according to Transport Topics. President Biden has called on Congress to intervene. Here are some other headlines that might be of interest:

Vehicle Security Headlines Indicated Concern over Several Areas:      

Auto and Traffic Safety Topped the Driving News Headlines Again:     

Gas and Diesel Prices were at the Top of the News Cycle:    

Here are some Motorist-Related Headlines from the Federal Level:       

Auto Industry Headlines were Dominated by One Company:      

Auto Tech Watch Headlines from the Past Two Weeks:         

Infrastructure Watch News also had some Insights:               

Trucking Industry Headlines:                                                         

National Driving News Headlines:                                                

International Driving News Headlines:                                        

For a daily dose of motorist rights news, check out the NMA Driving News Feed  today! 


 Top Regional and Local Headlines





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Washington State 

Other Regional and Local Driving News Headlines  

Motorist-Related State Legislative News   

Check out the NMA State Pages today! 


Motorist Corner

From the Driving in America Blog:

The Car Coach posted two vlogs:

Eric Peters posted his review of the 2022 Genesis GV70.

If you have written and had posted a motorist rights advocacy letter-to-the-editor or find a news story where the NMA is mentioned, please send us the link via email Here are some links of interest: the NMA websiteNMA Issues Pages, and the NMA Blog. Check them out today! 


Best from Auto Press

What cars are being discontinued in 2023? Honda, Toyota and Chevrolet are all axing models (USA Today)

The Genesis G90 Is the 2023 MotorTrend Car of the Year (MotorTrend)

2023 MotorTrend Car of the Year: The Finalists (MotorTrend)

Total Car Score Podcast: Around the World with Seven Jurors from the World Car of the Year Awards (The Car Coach)

Total Car Score Podcast: We Predict the Winners of the 2023 Car, Truck and SUV of the Year (The Car Coach)

How Hot Wheels became ‘the largest auto manufacturer out there’ (Financial Times)

Why the Car’s Future Isn’t What It Once Was (MotorTrend)

Mercedes locks faster acceleration behind a $1,200 annual paywall (The Verge)

How The Subscription Business Model Could Change The Automotive Industry (Forbes)

Europe Won’t Allow Mercedes’ EV Performance Subscription Fee, For Now: Report (The Drive)

Formula 1 to Launch Entry-Level F1 Academy Category for Young Women (AutoWeek)

The Indy Autonomous Challenge is Pushing the Boundaries of Driverless Vehicles (MarketScale)



Motorists Vote 2022: An Overview of US Motorist-Related Ballot Initiatives from the November 8th Vote

Here is how Americans voted on ballot initiatives that the NMA outlined in Newsletter #719.

The following election results came from Ballotpedia unless listed otherwise. Here are some articles from the national perspective on motorist and transportation issues . . .

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