Motorists are one of the largest special interest groups in the world. The number of licensed drivers in the United States and Canada – over 250 million – dwarfs the population of most countries.
Drivers’ rights don’t just occur naturally. To protect the driving public from excessive tolls, fees, and fines and to ensure that motorists retain the due process rights afforded all citizens, it takes an organization dedicated to the task. That organization is, and has been for the past 38 years, the National Motorists Association (NMA).
The NMA’s strength as a grassroots advocacy organization – our ability to effectively lobby federal, state, and local governments for change – is derived from our membership. Join the NMA and become an agent of change on behalf of the motoring public.
Lane Courtesy Month: A Reminder to Drive Right, Pass Left
Members of the Media, please check out our 2018 News Release HERE!
June has been designated Lane Courtesy Month by the National Motorists Association and the NMA Foundation. Lane Courtesy or lane discipline as it is sometimes called is quite simply staying in the right lane on the highway except to pass slower moving vehicles.
When motorists use lane courtesy every time they drive they will find they are generally safer because they drive with the traffic instead of continuously weaving in and out of traffic. Motorists will save gas and arrive quicker at their destination because they are going with the traffic flow which allows for a smoother ride. Most importantly, when motorists use lane courtesy there will be less road rage and less overall stress while driving.
The National Motorists Association urges motorists to serve as a role model by keeping right to yield to faster traffic, practicing Lane Courtesy all year long.
4 Key Benefits Of Lane Courtesy
This article lists some of the many benefits that you and the other drivers on the road will notice if you practice good lane courtesy.
Additional Lane Courtesy Resources
This is a compilation of resources related to lane courtesy. It includes links to several studies dealing with the use of traffic signs to promote lane courtesy.
June Is Lane Courtesy Month
In order to bring attention to this important issue, the National Motorists Association Foundation is promoting June as Lane Courtesy Month each year.
Lane Courtesy Excuses To Avoid
While most breaches of lane courtesy are unintentional, some drivers take pride in obstructing traffic. This article goes through the excuses used to rationalize this behavior.
Lane Courtesy: A Driving Ethic
While lane courtesy laws can be useful, they should be used as a platform to promote the concept of lane courtesy and not simply as another way to ticket drivers.
Lane Splitting/Filtering: What Motorcyclists and Motorists Should Know
More states are considering legalizing lane splitting or filtering, which allows motorcyclists to overtake and pass other vehicles that are stopped in the same direction of travel in the same lane. Motorcyclists and motorists need to be aware of their respective responsibilities.
Lane Courtesy Laws By State
This is a link to a website maintained by NMA Massachusetts Activist, John Carr. It has a listing of lane courtesy laws by state.
Making Lane Courtesy Work
This article reveals that a long-term commitment to education and building public awareness is the key to improving lane courtesy.
What Is Lane Courtesy?
This article explains the concept of lane courtesy, which is better known as "slower traffic keep right." It also includes a short historical perspective on the idea.