This is a weekly feature on the NMA Blog, running each Friday, where we highlight seven of the most interesting driving news stories of the week.
Mississippi: OMG! Mississippi fails to pass texting while driving ban
The Legislature killed a bill before the session ended last week that would’ve banned texting while driving in the state. If you ask the National Motorists Association, a grassroots organization that advocates for driver rights, the law is unneeded because distracted driving laws are on the books in every state, including Mississippi.
Texas: Constitution-wielding man pleads his case against speed-camera ticket
A Texas man with a camera-issued speeding ticket in one hand and a copy of the Constitution in the other took on the court system with an appeal that cited the 6th Amendment, the 5th Amendment and long-standing law. The unidentified man crafted a letter in response to his receipt of a speeding ticket that was generated by a camera mounted on a traffic light and issued by Plano authorities. Read the rest of this article »