14 Alerts From the TENNESSEE Tag


oos Wrap Up of Legislative Activity, 2nd Quarter 2019: oos E-Newsletter #547

April, May, and June were busy months in state legislatures where many of the bills affecting motorists that were introduced in the first quarter, or carried forward from last year, were resolved. The results were a mixed bag, but the biggest victory was a special one: Governor Greg Abbott of Texas signed into law House […]

Police Misconduct Costs Taxpayers More Than Just Money: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #502

Society has trouble talking about police misconduct in any meaningful way. If we question police actions, it looks as if we don’t support them. In reality, most of us do support the brave men and women who put themselves on the line every day for our safety. When traffic stops are the most common daily […]

Speed Trap at a Crossroads: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #489

Parkers Crossroads is a quiet little Tennessee hamlet (pop. 330) adjacent to Interstate 40, located about midway between Memphis and Nashville. Blink for an instant and you might miss Exit 108, the only direct access to Parkers Crossroads from the interstate, as you motor by. Not too many have had to worry about that, though, […]

Losing a License Due To Unpaid Fines Is Hurting Millions: oos E-Newsletter #455

When a motorist receives a traffic ticket the expectation is that if you plead guilty or are found guilty, you pay the fine. Most of us would agree that if you break the law then you should pay for it. But what if you really cannot “pay for it” due to life circumstances? The Falls […]

Is Distracted Driving the new Drunk Driving? Part 2: oos E-Newsletter #434

Part 1 dealt with how distracted driving enforcement campaigns, fueled by federal highway money, are also dragnets for other offenses. Part 2 examines new law enforcement tools to check on texting while driving. Currently, law enforcement has great difficulty in determining if a driver was using electronic devices before a crash (and more importantly whether […]