4 Blog Posts From the SOUTH DAKOTA Tag


A tale of two troopers

I knew I was back in the East when my laser alarm went off 12 miles into Ohio. After some time trying not to be a ticket machine the Highway Patrol turned up visible enforcement in the past few years. The real speed limit is a secret, of course, but apparently I was under it. […]

Police in Two States use Hospitals to take Motorists’ Blood without a warrant: oos Newsletter #466

Police in Two States use Hospitals to take Motorists’ Blood without a warrant: oos Newsletter #466

By guest writer Joe Cadillic, from the MassPrivatal Blog Police state America has found a disturbing new way to forcibly take motorists blood without a warrant. Law enforcement is using private hospitals to do their dirty work. Earlier this year, I reported that police in Oregon were forcing hospitals to take motorists blood without a warrant. I […]

Funding Infrastructure in Rural America—a Snapshot of Three States: oos E-Newsletter #463

Funding Infrastructure in Rural America—a Snapshot of Three States: oos E-Newsletter #463

Whenever the media reports on infrastructure, much of the time the discussion centers on urban cores and highways. Small towns and rural roads are often left out of the discussion but related infrastructure needs can be just as critical. Securing adequate funding for road and bridge maintenance requires the active involvement and cooperation of rural, […]

In search of numerate reporters

A reporter who is more interested in writing a drama than telling the facts said “what safety advocates predicted and feared” happened after South Dakota raised the speed limit from 75 to 80. What happened was the enforcement threshold went up from 86 to 88 and the number of speeding tickets increased while highways remained […]