43 Blog Posts From the TRAFFIC STOP Tag


Presumptive vs. Actual Impairment

Presumptive vs. Actual Impairment

Yesterday, my buddy got into an accident. An actual accident — because it was one he could not have avoided. A minivan pulled out in front of him, struck his Jeep — which spun several times before ending up in a ditch. My buddy is largely unhurt — except for his heart. Because his Jeep, […]

To Record or Not to Record, That is the Question: oos E-Newsletter #512

To Record or Not to Record, That is the Question: oos E-Newsletter #512

An interesting phenomenon is being reported by some members. Police officers approaching their vehicles during routine traffic stops are asking an opening question different than the traditional, “Do you know why I stopped you?” Rather, in this day of rising popularity of dashcams and the ubiquitous presence of smartphones, the opening query is just as […]

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: September 17, 2018

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: September 17, 2018

Today is the final edition of  TheNewspaper.com Roundup. Instead, the oos encourages you to subscribe to our newest email subscription called Driving News Daily which will feature Tech and Car of the Future News Monday – Friday.  In this week’s TheNewspaper.com Roundup! In IL, Fed Court Rules Bankruptcy Requires Return of Seized Cars State Farm […]

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: September 3, 2018

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: September 3, 2018

In this week’s TheNewspaper.com Roundup! Utah Supremes side with Motorists on CAF Feds Seize Cars and Cash from Corrupt Bus Cam CEO involved in the Dallas School Bus Cam Scandal Fed Judge Upholds right to Flip off Cops Friday, August 31, 2018 Utah Supreme Court Sides With Motorist Who Had Cash Seized A unanimous Utah […]

Silence is No Longer Golden

Silence is No Longer Golden

Editor’s Note: In 2013, long time Texas oos member Ted Levitt wrote this important warning for motorists next time you encounter police during a traffic stop (or anywhere else for that matter).  oos E-Newsletter #246: Silence is no Longer Golden By Ted Levitt, oos Member Several years ago the oos published an article I wrote […]