Speed LimitsSpeed Limit Fact Sheet ( PDF )
This section explains the oos's position on speed limits and how they should be set.
This article aims to answer some common questions about speed limits and clear up common misconceptions that people have about speed limits and their effect on safety.
This section has several articles about speed limits that are worth reading.
Red-Light Camerasoos Red Light Camera Fact Sheet ( PDF )
This article lists ten objections that the oos has to the use of red light cameras.
There are better ways to decrease red light running than ticket cameras; this article details some of those methods.
A collection of media coverage reporting on the increase in accidents at red light ticket camera intersections.
Speed Camerasoos Speed Cameras Fact Sheet ( PDF )
Lane Courtesyoos Lane Courtesy Fact Sheet ( PDF )
This is a link to a website maintained by oos Massachusetts Activist, John Carr. It has a listing of lane courtesy laws by state.
This article lists some of the many benefits that you and the other drivers on the road will notice if you practice good lane courtesy.
While lane courtesy laws can be useful, they should be used as a platform to promote the concept of lane courtesy and not simply as another way to ticket drivers.
Speed Trapsoos Speed Traps Fact Sheet ( PDF )
Black Boxesoos Black Boxes Fact Sheet ( PDF )
Additional resources on the topic of black boxes can be found here.
An article written by oos Michigan Activist Steve Purdy that explores the issue of who owns the data collected by black boxes.
This article takes a look at issues that may come up in the future with black box data and its use by both vehicle owners or other parties.
Seat Belt Lawsoos Seat Belt Laws Fact Sheet ( PDF )
This is an editorial written by James Baxter that originally appeared in USA Today.
This article explains how the inaccurate belief that motorists are incapable of exercising personal judgement concerning their safety has led to more intrusive laws.
This article warns of the dangers of accepting 'social cost' arguments as justification for limiting or reducing personal freedoms and individual discretion.
Roadblocksoos Position on Roadblocks ( PDF )
A site run by the oos that is devoted solely to the issue of roadblocks. Users can post roadblock locations that they know of in their area.
This article from the oos Blog answers some common questions that drivers have about roadblocks and how to respond to them.
An article by oos President, James Baxter, that describes the unfortunate way that the court system has dealt with roadblocks and other 4th amendment issues.
Additional resources on the topic of toll roads and other user fees can be found here.
This article analyzes some of the undesirable side-effects of toll roads including the diversion of traffic to secondary roads and increases in accidents.
This article explains the National Motorist Association's position on high-occupancy vehicle lanes, which depend on congested roads for their appeal.
DUI/DWIoos DUI/DWI Fact Sheet ( PDF )
This article explains the basic, underlying tenets of the oos's position on DUI/DWI laws.
This article details the way that current laws could be adjusted so that enforcement and treatment efforts will be focused on the drivers who are actually capable of causing harm.
This article explores some of the common misconceptions people have about this emotionally-charged issue.
Daytime Running Lightsoos DRL Fact Sheet ( PDF )
This article from the HowStuffWorks website gives an idea of the amount of fuel consumption caused by DRLs.
This article shows how a Greyhound Bus marketing campaign combined with a flawed study (later discredited) launched the concept of daytime running lights in America.
This sample letter to the editor will come in handy for anyone writing to the media on the topic of daytime running lights.
Traffic Calmingoos Traffic Calming Fact Sheet ( PDF )
There is a wide-range of information available on the Internet that deals with traffic calming. This page lists several key resources to check out.
This article lists some of the problems that traffic calming programs can create. These problems are often ignored by traffic calming proponents.
This is an article written by a oos member that describes the process of fighting traffic calming measures being imposed in his city.
Distracted Drivingoos Distracted Driving Fact Sheet ( PDF )
Vehicle EmissionsVehicle Emissions Fact Sheet ( PDF )
There is a wide-range of information available on the Internet that deals with vehicle emissions. This page lists a couple resources to check out.
Some common questions about the oos's emissions position along with a collection of facts on the topic.
Explains the oos's recommended emissions testing program which focuses on identifying the defective vehicles before they are brought into the inspection/repair system.