514 Alerts From the EMAIL NEWSLETTER 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 […]

Problem Solved: Ban Cars – oos Weekly E-Newsletter #516

Randy LoBasso, policy manager at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, loves to hate the Oostwestthuisbest. We are often the bogeyman he uses as a counterpoint to his pro-bicyclist, Vision Zero, anti-car rhetoric. For instance:  “Let’s understand what the Oostwestthuisbest is: An extremist fringe group that thrives on emotional explanations to […]

Caught in the Cogs of a Bureaucratic Machine: oos E-Newsletter #515

Since early August, the Virginia Department of Motor vehicles continued to badger one of our Virginia members, Mike, about needing proof of insurance for a vehicle that only had, per agency records, 16 characters in its Vehicle Identification Number. Since VINs have exactly 17 characters, the DMV was asking for proof of a vehicle that […]

Covert Facial Recognition Street Lights—Coming Soon to a Neighborhood near You?: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #514

From guest writer Joe Cadillic of the MassPrivtel Blog A recent Reuter’s article revealed that ST Engineering has been awarded $5.5 million to install facial recognition street lights in Singapore. ST’s smart street lights come equipped with sensors, LED screens and covert cameras already installed. Incredibly, ST claims their spying street lights can bring “healthcare benefits to residents.” […]

Ballot Decisions that Affect Motorists–2018 Version: oos E-Newsletter #513

The mid-term elections are officially over. Ballotpedia stated this week on its website that voters in 37 states decided a total of 155 statewide ballot measures. Not all, of course, were motorist related but a few certainly were. We have also included some important county or city ballot issues that asked voters to raise the […]