40 Alerts From the SPEEDING Tag


“Seriously? It’s Come to This?”: oos E-Newsletter #345

We find ourselves saying that a lot these days as we run across more and more stories like these: The first comes from Edmonton, Alberta, where officials are considering disguising speed cameras as utility boxes. When asked about the idea, traffic safety director Gerry Shimko had nothing to say about the covert operation’s safety benefits. […]

oos E-Newsletter #315: Avoiding Unpleasant Surprises

John Nettles probably didn’t give it a second thought when he got a speeding ticket in Ehrhardt, South Carolina, in 1997. Like most people, he simply paid it and moved on. But some 17 years later, that decision has cost him his job.  It seems that Nettles’ ticket was never properly processed so it never […]

oos E-Newsletter #300: “It Only Takes One …”

We all expect a certain level of hypocrisy in politics, but some examples are just so flagrant, we can’t ignore them. Such is the case of Sara Shaw, a city commissioner in Kissimmee, Florida. In August, a Florida Highway Patrol officer stopped Shaw on the Florida Turnpike for driving in excess of 100 mph in […]

oos E-Newsletter #284: A Needed Change in our Driving Culture

Lane Courtesy should be ingrained in our driving culture as a 24/7 practice by everyone on the road. Yet with the summer driving season upon us and vacation traffic flooding the highways, it is apparent that there is much work to do to educate the motoring public about the value of Lane Courtesy. Clearing the […]

oos E-Newsletter #262: Vision Zero Equals Zero Vision

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was never a friend of the motorist. He famously stated his desire to put red-light cameras “on every corner” and led the charge to bring speed cameras to the five boroughs. However, his zeal for “traffic safety” pales in comparison to that of his successor, The Honorable Bill […]