NTSB Wants To Turn Our Highways Into A For-Profit Police State

(Last Updated On: January 6, 2018)



By Gary Biller, president, National Motorists Association:

Why does the National Transportation Safety Board want to change its goal of providing legitimate highway safety research into an advocacy of ever-present, for-profit enforcement aimed primarily at safe drivers who are endangering no one?

In a sweeping set of recommendations from its July 25, 2017, public meeting, the NTSB threw down a draconian gauntlet: more point-to-point tracking of vehicles via speed cameras; abolishment of the long-accepted engineering principle from the Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices of setting speed limits based on normal traffic flow; and an increase in the hundreds of millions of dollars of federal (read: taxpayer-funded) grants that are divvied out among the states to run year-round ticketing campaigns.

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