11 Blog Posts From the traffic stops 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 […]

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

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 […]

We Don’t Need No Street Surveillance

We Don’t Need No Street Surveillance

By Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director and Joe Cadillic, MassPrivatel Blog The Street Surveillance Watch Blog comes to you biweekly on the National Motorists Association Blog. If you have comments or suggestions, write a comment after this blog or contact us at [email protected] We Don’t Want No Street Surveillance Joe and I have been wrestling […]

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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