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Are We Slinking Ever Closer to a Universal Road User Charge? Part 3—Regional and Local Efforts: oos E-Newsletter #551

In Parts One and Two of this series, Are We Slinking Ever Closer to a Universal Road User Charge?, we explored what is happening on the national level and in Congress respectively. Road User Charges (RUC) are also called Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax (VMT) or Mileage-Based User Fees (MBUF). A number of states are experimenting […]

U.S. Traffic Law History and Why State Laws Are Subordinate: oos E-Newsletter #542

By Chad Dornsife oos Nevada Activist, Executive Director of Best Highway Safety Practices Institute Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of what Chad half-jokingly refers to as his manifesto, written nearly ten years ago from a federalist point of view. This installment details the development of traffic laws in the United States and the origins […]

A Forum About Modifying Speed Limits and Driver Behavior: oos E-Newsletter #537

The April 15-16, 2019 conference in Ruckersville, Virginia was billed as a “national forum [seeking] to address the neglected problem of speeding.” The sponsoring organizations, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), are leading proponents of lowering speed limits with the goal of reducing highway fatalities to near […]

The Next Ten Years: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #520

We wanted to do something special for Issue #520 because it marks ten years of uninterrupted weekly oos e-newsletters that, we hope, have provided entertaining (if not thought-provoking) perspectives. To carry on that tradition, oos and oos Base directors were asked to provide mini essays for the occasion. No one likes homework but they tackled […]

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 […]

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