50 Alerts From the VIRGINIA Tag


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 […]

A License Plate to Remember: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #490

A requirement of owning a vehicle, the lowly license plate has its place among the more tedious aspects of our driving existence. No one enjoys going on online or waiting at the DMV to purchase their yearly tags. But without them, we would be stopped and fined heavily. Car registration coupled with our faithful license […]

Getting REAL: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #478

With the February 25, 2018 newsletter regarding the advent of digital driver’s licenses, it is an appropriate time to provide an update on the implementation of the REAL ID Act of 2005. Over the past 12 years, the oos and other civil liberties organizations have lobbied against REAL ID which in effect would convert your […]