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Disarming Your Opponent with Reason and Facts: oos E-Newsletter #360

Editor’s Note: The oos has a long tradition of calling out the AAA for its often contradictory or hypocritical stances on important motorists’ issues such as improperly set speed limits and the use of red-light cameras. oos Base Executive Director Jim Walker has often led the charge as he did recently with this letter to […]

The oos Reveals the Top Speed Trap States in the Country: oos E-Newsletter #359

The oos just launched its latest salvo in the speed trap wars with the following press release that ranks the Worst Speed Trap states in the country. The goal is to call attention to “Policing for Profit” wherever we see it and to expose the worst offenders. Not coincidentally, this is also the theme for […]

Royalties for Prince George’s County: oos E-Newsletter #355

In our May 2014 ranking of states by how they treat motorists, Maryland didn’t fare well. It came in fifth worst – not counting the District of Columbia – behind only New York, Delaware, New Jersey, and Vermont.  Law Enforcement Tactics was the scoring category most instrumental to Maryland’s poor ranking. The state earned only […]

Mile After Magnificent Mile: oos E-Newsletter #350

Illinois is known as the Land of Lincoln, but the title of this e-newsletter is also a motto the state has used to promote tourism. Since Illinois also collects hundreds of millions of dollars annually from motorists for everything from tolls to speeding and red-light camera tickets, it wouldn’t surprise us to learn that many government […]

“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. […]