Classic Cars and Classic Owners

Classic Cars and Classic Owners

Are old cars for old people? It seems to be so — if you go by what one typically sees at an old car show. The owners are mostly at least as old as their cars — and most of them are more than 40 years old, which is roughly the line of demarcation between […]

ATE Racket Report for June 24, 2019

ATE Racket Report for June 24, 2019

The ATE Racket Report is a weekly feature of the oos blog. We want to bring the issues of automated traffic enforcement to our supporters in a more coherent up-to-date fashion.   Compiled by oos Base Director James C. Walker and oos Communications Director Shelia Dunn.  ATE Personal Story from Michael who hails from Florida: […]

Profound Privacy Risks without our Consent: oos E-Newsletter #545

Profound Privacy Risks without our Consent: oos E-Newsletter #545

GeekWire posted last month that Portland, Oregon quietly launched a controversial mobile location data project with partner Sidewalk Labs (a subsidiary of Alphabet–which is the parent company of Google). In this year-long pilot program, the city has authorized that people, who have smartphones, will be tracked without their consent or knowledge. Portland is using software […]

2019 Mazda CX-5 Review

2019 Mazda CX-5 Review

Mazda is one of the few remaining car companies that hasn’t slurped up the EV Kool Aid. It is upping the IC ante in the new CX-5 — which gets a bigger and much stronger optional IC engine for the new model year. It’s the same 2.5 liter turbo that made its debut in the […]

All Traffic is Local: A Look at Force-Fed Road Diets

All Traffic is Local: A Look at Force-Fed Road Diets

This post originally appeared as the cover story for the oos Driving Freedoms Magazine Spring 2019. Driving can sometimes be a daily grind. But when cities reconfigure the streets you take every day—presumably, to make them safer—that daily grind often seems much worse. The war on cars, for many drivers, is no longer an abstract […]