37 Alerts From the 85TH PERCENTILE Tag


The 85th Call to Action (Time Sensitive): oos E-Newsletter #517

The Fall 2018 issue of the oos member magazine Driving Freedoms (“The Big Lie”) sounded a clarion call against the dismantling of established traffic engineering standards by the very agencies tasked with upholding those standards and protecting the public. Swept up in the Vision Zero dream of achieving zero road fatalities, the Federal Highway Administration […]

Boston’s “Vision Zero” Exposed: Lowering the speed limit increases speeding ticket revenue by 47%: oos E-Newsletter #506

From guest writer Joe Cadillic of the MassPrivatel Blog All across the country, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is hard at work convincing cities to lower their speed limits to 25 MPH. The national effort to lower speed limits in cities is a fundamental tenet of a movement known as “Vision Zero.” To date, the National Highway […]

Vision Zero—In the Trenches of New York City: oos Weekly Newsletter #503

From New York City oos Member Joshua Hotto Vision Zero is a huge nightmare for everyone that lives or works in NYC. Since the introduction here of Vision Zero, commute times have more than doubled. The city has introduced road diets, has converted streets for bike and bus only lanes and has gotten rid of […]

oos Lobbying in DC, Part 1 – Reeling in Traffic Enforcement: oos E-Newsletter #464

By Gary Biller, oos President  Enabled by contributors to our Spring 2017 Campaign, the oos is pursuing its 2017-18 National Legislative Agenda in Washington. More precisely the current focus is on two of the agenda items – eliminating federally funded ticket blitzes and restricting the bounds of civil asset forfeiture. Part 2 of this newsletter […]

Gotcha Speed Enforcement – Feds Are Complicit: oos E-Newsletter #460

With great thanks to advocate Joe Bahen, the oos played an active role in the development of the 2012-2016 Virginia Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP). With the SHSP for the next five years now moving into the implementation phase, Joe continues to work with state officials to craft a safety roadmap that is effective and […]