The Not-So-Hidden Cost of Vision Zero

The Not-So-Hidden Cost of Vision Zero

Originally posted on August 12, 2018, this oos newsletter is #500. The implementation of Vision Zero programs, with the goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities through various means including reducing vehicle speed and movement, is spreading to many U.S. cities seemingly without concern for cost. If Vision Zero had a goal of minimizing road deaths […]

Is the coverup a crime?

Is the coverup a crime?

Obstruction of justice. The phrase is in the air recently. Two incidents, one reported in the press and one not, straddle the line between bad record keeping and a crime. The Massachusetts State Police destroyed evidence of its corruption. Massachusetts RMV hid evidence of police misconduct. Obstruction of justice? Maybe not. The recent string of […]

The Best International Car Shows

The Best International Car Shows

It does not matter where you are in the world; there is usually a car show to enjoy for all the car enthusiasts out there. But not everybody wants to attend the closest events simply, and the super-fans may be interested to know the key events, which are worth traveling to at some stage in […]

Ford & Firestone Revisited

Ford & Firestone Revisited

When does cancer start? At the cellular/molecular level, probably. Which makes discovering the moment of conception — so to speak — difficult to pin down. Political cancer is easier because we can see it and sometimes even touch it, at the critical moment when it could have been given a bleach bath or something else […]

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

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 […]