24 Alerts From the WASHINGTON Tag


To Record or Not to Record, That is the Question: oos E-Newsletter #512

An interesting phenomenon is being reported by some members. Police officers approaching their vehicles during routine traffic stops are asking an opening question different than the traditional, “Do you know why I stopped you?” Rather, in this day of rising popularity of dashcams and the ubiquitous presence of smartphones, the opening query is just as […]

The Real Police Overtime Scandals: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #507

Much has been written about the Massachusetts State Police Overtime Scandal. A number of officers have been arrested for federal counts of embezzlement for allegedly cutting hours or outright skipping overtime (OT) traffic enforcement shifts on the MA turnpike while getting paid in full. Forty-two members of Troop E have been implicated and the troop […]

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 […]

All Hail more Traffic Congestion: oos E-Newsletter # 484

The math is simple. More cars on the streets equals more traffic congestion. Ridesharing companies such as Lyft and Uber have tipped that delicate balance between street traffic and transit alternatives. Many city officials are finally taking notice. In a recent Boston survey of 944 rideshare users over four weeks in late 2017, nearly six […]

Driver’s License Watch—Your Private Info for Sale: oos E-Newsletter #482

Personal information privacy seems to be a fluid construct these days. We give our information to social media companies like Facebook who sell the information for gain (Cambridge Analytica Scandal). We also give our private information directly to marketers if we enter any online contest, ask for information online about products or fill out an […]