36 Alerts From the oos Tag


Political Interference in Setting Speed Limits Shouldn’t Happen: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #518

From guest writer Ian Tootill, who is co-founder of the grassroots British Columbia motorists advocacy group SENSE BC (or Safety by Education and Not Speed Enforcement). SENSE BC and the oos are kindred spirits, with SENSE advocating for sensible driving standards for more than 23 years and the oos for over 36. The issues facing […]

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 […]

Are Drivers losing the War on Cars? oos E-Newsletter #511

Even though drivers constitute what should be the largest voting block in the country, you would never know it by apathetic motorists who drive blissfully unaware until they are confronted with the reality of the war on cars—which is essentially an effort to get people out of their cars for good through regulations that impede […]

What’s Going on at the DMV?: oos E-Newsletter #509

For years, comedians have made fun of long lines at the DMV (Departments of Motor Vehicles), but you know what…it’s not really funny anymore. The widespread problem seems to be three-fold. ·        Short term: A number of states are now under a tight deadline to implement REAL ID and motorists must apply for one in […]

Salem, MA Speed Limits at Stake: oos E-Newsletter #508

Ivan Sever, Life Member and former oos Massachusetts State Coordinator, has never been one to sit back and just take it. About a year ago, the Salem City Council voted to lower the speed limit on Swampscott Road, a busy route driven frequently by Sever, from 40 to 25 mph. No speed study, no discussion, […]