Pennsylvania HB 997 – further providing for restraint systems

HB 997 was introduced to the House on April 2, 2019. It was immediately referred to the House Transportation Committee. The bill would change the state’s secondary enforcement of seat belt laws to primary enforcement on freeways and interstates (while remaining secondary, i.e., a seat belt violation can’t be imposed unless the traffic stop was […]

Tracking Legislative Activity the oos Way: oos –E-Newsletter #533

Today we complete the first full calendar quarter of reporting motorist-related activity that is passing through state and federal legislatures. The oos Bill/Regulation Tracker (Bill Tracker) was introduced in the Winter 2019 issue of Driving Freedoms and went live on in early January when most states began new legislative sessions. Only three months in […]

Pennsylvania SB 109 – In accidents and accident reports, further providing for duty to give information and render aid

Senate Bill 109 was introduced on January 24, 2019 and subsequently referred to the Transportation Committee. On March 27, the bill was set for first consideration. SB 109 would amend Section 3744 of Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes. That section outlines the duty of the driver involved in an accident to provide information […]

Ask Virginia Governor Northam not to sign SB 1521 and speed cameras into law

UPDATE: Today is the day. Governor Northam has until midnight tonight (Tuesday March 26th) to either enact the bill or to let it die by not signing it into law. We have not gotten any indication of what Northam’s intentions are. Please him today ASAP — even if you did so after this original […]

Texas Member Alert: Phone House Transportation Committee Today to Support HB1631—bill to ban Red-Light Cameras

Dear Texas oos Members, The House Transportation Committee meeting is tomorrow afternoon, March 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM and HB1631 –the bill to ban Red-Light Cameras immediately with no grandfather clause is currently on the agenda.  Over 100 lawmakers support this bill! Please check out the oos Red-Light Cameras Issue Page for reasons to get […]