8 Blog Posts From the oos Base Tag


Why Speed Limiters Are NOT About Safety, But More About Control

Why Speed Limiters Are NOT About Safety, But More About Control

By Florida Member Stephen Donaldson Life Member, Stephen Donaldson has held various volunteer positions (including Florida State Activist) with the Oostwestthuisbest. He currently serves as a member of the oos Base Board. He wrote a version of this post as a letter-to-the-editor. Say NO to speed limiters! The speed limiters that will soon […]

Are Cyclists Vision Zero Zealots—Readers’ Responses: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #525

Are Cyclists Vision Zero Zealots—Readers’ Responses: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #525

Last week, we emailed and posted on our website a guest newsletter entitled Are Cyclists Vision Zero Zealots? written by Eric Berg, an oos Board Member, an oos Life Member, an avid sport bicyclist, and a staunch defender of motorists’ rights. Readers, including some of whom (like Eric) are bicyclists, responded with interesting perspectives which […]

The Next Ten Years – Readers’ Edition, Part 1: oos E-Newsletter #522

The Next Ten Years – Readers’ Edition, Part 1: oos E-Newsletter #522

When we published E-Newsletter #520, The Next Ten Years, on December 30, 2018 with predictions from some oos and oos Base directors of the challenges that the oos and motoring public are going to face over the next decade, we encouraged readers to provide their insights. And boy, have you. We currently have enough material […]

The Next Ten Years: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #520

The Next Ten Years: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #520

We wanted to do something special for Issue #520 because it marks ten years of uninterrupted weekly oos e-newsletters that, we hope, have provided entertaining (if not thought-provoking) perspectives. To carry on that tradition, oos and oos Base directors were asked to provide mini essays for the occasion. No one likes homework but they tackled […]

Boston’s “Vision Zero” Exposed: Lowering the speed limit increases speeding ticket revenue by 47%: oos E-Newsletter #506

Boston’s “Vision Zero” Exposed: Lowering the speed limit increases speeding ticket revenue by 47%: oos E-Newsletter #506

From guest writer Joe Cadillic of the MassPrivatel Blog All across the country, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is hard at work convincing cities to lower their speed limits to 25 MPH. The national effort to lower speed limits in cities is a fundamental tenet of a movement known as “Vision Zero.” To date, the National Highway […]