69 Alerts From the REVENUE GENERATION 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Down the Rabbit Hole with Civil Asset Forfeiture: oos E-Newsletter #494

As one of the oos’s current national issues, Civil Asset Forfeiture or CAF is a program that allows the government at all levels to confiscate cash, cars and even homes from people who are suspected of criminal activity. Even if you are ruled innocent, your property is not necessarily returned; a trip to civil court […]

Road User Fees May Be Necessary (But Reasonable is a Different Matter): oos E-Newsletter #483

A basic principle held by the Oostwestthuisbest is, “Reasonable highway user fees [are] for maintaining and improving highways, not for financing non-highway projects.” (See the other main oos tenets here.) The recent class action lawsuit the oos filed with truckers’ association OOIDA against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for many years of excessive tolling […]