33 Alerts From the MASSACHUSETTS Tag


Motorists in Court—Latest Court Case Updates from Around the Country: oos E-Newsletter #544

This time of year, many state legislatures have wrapped up their yearly bills, but courts never stop. Here are just some of the cases we have been tracking. The Colorado Supreme Court recently declared that an alert by a drug-sniffing police dog to detect marijuana and other drugs no longer provides probable cause for a […]

Paying More for Less Service: oos E-Newsletter #534

By 2021, New York City will begin charging drivers who enter Manhattan below Central Park under the guise of congestion pricing. No one is surprised. City and state officials have been trying to make this happen for years. The rare alignment of views between the governor, the mayor, and the state legislature─each likely motivated by […]

Customer Loyalty Rewarded with 9,000 Highway Spy Cameras: oos E-Newsletter #527

From guest writer Joe Cadillic, of the MassPrivatel blog The die has been cast, whether it’s digital driver’s licenses, digital license plates, license plate readers or facial recognition cameras. Everyone from private corporations to law enforcement follows the same script; offer Americans customer loyalty rewards programs in exchange for the loss of their privacy. Surveillance […]

Are Cyclists Vision Zero Zealots—Readers’ Responses: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #525

Last week, we emailed and posted on our website a guest newsletter entitled Are Cyclists Vision Zero Zealots? written by Eric Berg, an oos Board Member, an oos Life Member, an avid sport bicyclist, and a staunch defender of motorists’ rights. Readers, including some of whom (like Eric) are bicyclists, responded with interesting perspectives which […]

To Record or Not to Record, That is the Question: oos E-Newsletter #512

An interesting phenomenon is being reported by some members. Police officers approaching their vehicles during routine traffic stops are asking an opening question different than the traditional, “Do you know why I stopped you?” Rather, in this day of rising popularity of dashcams and the ubiquitous presence of smartphones, the opening query is just as […]