Sweetwater, Florida Residents Say NO to Red-Light Cameras

Dear oos Florida Members, In a ballot vote on May 14, 2019, Sweetwater voters rejected the use of RLCs by a vote of 81 to 19 percent. The ban prohibits the mayor from continuing the use of these automated traffic devices. Sweetwater joins 39 other communities around the US that have rejected photo enforcement. Check […]

Immediate Attention for Texas Members: Call or Email your State Senator and Ask him or her to Support the Ban of Red-Light Cameras

Dear oos Texas Members, HB1631 to ban red-light cameras has already passed the House and our members report that the Senate Transportation committee waived the posting requirements on HB1631 to fast track it for a vote possibly as soon as this Friday on the Senate floor. Call or email your state senator today and ask […]

Predatory Towing Not Just an Inconvenience: oos E-Newsletter #539

Cities tow cars for many reasons. They are often towed when doubled parked or left in front of a fire hydrant. If there are too many parking tickets, cities will often boot first, and if the driver does not pay the tickets in a certain amount of time, the boot comes off, and the vehicle […]

Officer Frank: oos E-Newsletter #538

Editor’s Note: Over the years, the oos has received occasional from law enforcement officers who have complained about department policies, sometimes crafted to avoid direct violation of state anti-ticket-quota laws, which force officers to write a predetermined number of citations during each work shift. The following commentary recently submitted to us by “Officer Frank” […]

Please Comment by July 8th on Proposed Changes to California State Traffic Court 

Dear oos California Members, The state Judicial Council has put forth a proposal to implement and evaluate a civil model for adjudication of minor vehicle infractions. This means, if implemented, any sort of minor traffic ticket or parking ticket will become a matter for civil court and an administrative hearing instead of traffic court. Motorists […]