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National Motorists Association An American organisation, similar to the Association of British Drivers, who were largely responsible for America's 55mph limit being removed. (See, driver's groups CAN get laws changed! Join the ABD and help change ours!) U.S. based, obviously, but has a lot of information and links which are of interest this side of the "pond".
SENSE (Safety by Education Not Speed Enforcement) Canadian site about the authorities' obsession with speed rather than improving driver skills. Very interesting! (They've got many links to newspaper articles, etc, so it might be easier to find what you want by using their text based site map.)
National Motorists Association of Australia From the land of Neighbours and Home and Away (but we won't hold that against them!) the NMAA represents the interests of our cousins the other side of the world. They were the first to endure "Operation Victoria", shortly to be sicked onto the long-suffering British public, so visit the site and give them your support.
United Road Transport Union The only British Trade Union dedicated to the interests of lorry drivers and others in the road transport industry. If you're a lorry driver you need to be a member.
Professional Drivers Association Relatively new organisation working for better conditions for professional drivers, and for more understanding between lorry drivers and the general public. Some very interesting discussion forums - take a look!
Jurisdictions Using Photo Radar A page from the SENSE site above, listing Canadian and U.S. authorities who use speed cameras. Why should that be of any interest to anyone who doesn't live in Canada or the U.S? Well, several places have taken the cameras down and they're apparently BANNED in the states of New Jersey and Wisconsin. Ontario, Canada, removed all theirs around 1995 because the leader of the administration said they're just "an Orwellian cash grab", and British Columbia removed theirs in June 2001. Is the writing on the wall for British speed cameras?
Americans Against Traffic Calming Are you getting fed up of "traffic calming" speed humps, which are popping up like toadstools after rain? This site has links which suggest that they don't do any good, they're becoming unpopular with the public, they delay emergency vehicles, and they increase pollution. They may even CAUSE accidents! Some administrations in America are withdrawing funding from hump programmes and reviewing the rules, making it harder for them to be installed. Read up on humps, bookmark the site, and you'll be well armed when they announce plans to clutter your town with humps!
Reasonable Drivers Unanimous Another American motorists' group. Some more interesting info and links. (The opening page is a short questionnaire. If you don't want to fill it in just press the Enter button at the bottom of the page. The next screen will tell you you haven't given your e-mail address, but will allow you to enter the site anyway.)
The Bombs in your Dashboards / The Jordan West Webpage Two sites about the possible dangers of airbags in cars. The guy who created these two sites obviously feels that they're dangerous, which is understandable because his young grandson was killed by an airbag which deployed when the car nudged a flower tub at 5mph. Cybertrucker makes no claims for or against airbags, but these sites raise some important questions. Read them and make up your own mind.
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