Alabama State Route 187, Driving Northbound, near US Route 43. Photo Taken by formulanone (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

Driving news dominated the national headlines this week.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in the second quarter, there was a small decline in traffic deaths around the country. Here is a spate of headlines that might pique your interest:

The US Rail Strike was Averted Late Last Week: 

Gas Prices are Always in the News: 

Surveillance Headlines are Never Dull: 

In General Auto Tech Watch News This Week:  

Here are some Electric Vehicle Headlines from the past Week:    

A look at some EV Opinion Pieces from Around the Country:

Infrastructure Watch Headlines:

Streetsblog USA annual Highway Boondoggles Reports 

Transit Watch Headlines This Week: 

Trucking Industry Headlines This Week: 

In National Driving News Headlines: 

In 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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Regional and Local Driving News Headlines 

In Motorist-Related Legislative News this Week: 

Check out the NMA State Pages today! 


Motorist Corner

In the Driving in America Blog, it’s Week Three of NMA’s Driver Courtesy Month 2022, and NMA Blogger Eric Peters discusses The Non-Replacement for Displacement.

In his Saturday car review, Peters gives his take on the 2022 Jaguar E-Pace. 

NMA in the News this Week:
More red-light cameras are coming to Philly streets, including one by the Rocky statue  (Philadelphia Inquirer)

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

News and Insights from the Detroit Auto Show:                                   


Highway Deaths in Rural America

Researchers found that between 2016 and 2020, 40 percent of US traffic deaths occurred on rural roads. A total of 85,002 people died in rural areas during the five-year study period—nearly half of all traffic deaths across the country. This is significant because only 19 percent of the country’s population lives in rural America.

The question is, why?

(click on title for full op-ed)