43 Alerts From the VIRGINIA Tag


Caught in the Cogs of a Bureaucratic Machine: oos E-Newsletter #515

Since early August, the Virginia Department of Motor vehicles continued to badger one of our Virginia members, Mike, about needing proof of insurance for a vehicle that only had, per agency records, 16 characters in its Vehicle Identification Number. Since VINs have exactly 17 characters, the DMV was asking for proof of a vehicle that […]

Pushing Coercion of Motorists to the Edge of Legality: oos E-Newsletter #505

Two states, Arizona and Virginia, require some measure of due process when issuing photo tickets: To be considered a valid citation, the summons must either be handed directly to the accused by a process server or the target must otherwise acknowledge receipt. Without that proof of being served it can’t be verified to the court […]

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 […]

The Zipper Merge—Coming to a Construction Zone near You Part 2, Readers Comments: oos E-Newsletter #501

The Oostwestthuisbest received some thoughtful comments from readers like you and thought we should share them.  If you missed reading Part 1, click HERE.  I’m glad one more place seems to have figured this out. Many other places have not. People get the idea that others who are using an open lane to a […]

Should Parents be Teaching Their Kids How to Drive? oos E-Newsletter #497

By Shelia Dunn, oos Communications Director Our son will soon turn 16 and he has no interest in learning how to drive yet. I’m relieved. I don’t want to teach him how to drive especially since I drive a stick shift. It doesn’t help that I’m not really the best role model of driving. I’m […]