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Colter v Kopp: Speed Limits, RICO and criminal charges against state and federal officials

Colter v Kopp is a game changer for traffic control, vehicle codes and police power. Up until this case poor and illegal use of traffic control devices and unconstitutional police powers has largely been done with immunity.

Just last year we asked for an legal interpretation from the FHWA HOTO citing illegal authorities in the MUTCD et al for traffic control device use and they ignored it. Now Lahood, Secretary of Transportation and Mary Peters his predecessor, are faced with personal criminal charges

What few know is this is a federal field and if you violate the rights of an individual when you are operating in your official capacity, you can be personally liable and its a felony subject to prison, No exceptions for any public official (sic politic, courts, engineers, law enforcement etc). And there is a provision in federal law for a citizen to become a private Attorneys General to prosecute, exactly what Colter has done in this case.

9th Circuit Amended Complaint PDF

BHSPI legal interpretation request on non compliant changes to MUTCD

April 28, 2010

Paul Pisano, Acting Director
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Transportation Operations (HOTO)
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20590


RE: Legal Interpretation, Section 2B.13 Speed Limit Sign (R2-1) et al per 5 USC 706 the inclusions of Statutory and Posted Speed as foundation for traffic control or police powers authorities as promulgated in MUTCD, UVC or referenced by Section 1A.11 et al, Under the Color of Federal Law, in each instance, absent fully conforming factual foundations, are Unconstitutional, Arbitrary and Capricious, Unsafe, Violates the Equal Protection Clause, Substantive and Procedural Due Process et al.

Amicus Curiae AttachedHayduk v. South Carolina, arguments/cites

We would like an interpretation regarding the current use of Statutory, invented Posted Limits as the foundation for traffic control and police powers etc., Under the Color of Federal Law and other related purported authorities or oversight standards removal identified here, in context of this federally regulated field.
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Congratulations: Missouri DOT Diverging Interchange

Missouri must be given KUDOS for their courage to think outside the box. We have seen other efforts like this but this one finally hits home as a serious retrofittable interchange solution.

I-44/Route 13 Interchange
Diverging Diamond Design

Most interchanges resemble large paring lots with gates and once the demand exceeds capacity the excess backs up onto to the interstate, causing accidents, flow chaos and destruction of flow capacity.
This solution improves every aspect flow demand while reducing the conflict zones, because the excess demand for the surface streets can mitigated for, thereby minimizing overflow demand from building up on the interstate.
We have a solution to enhance guidance and further reduce possible confusion, day or night; nonetheless YES.

Here is the link to the MoDOT project. Animation Read More...

By the Numbers: Gross safety distortions go mainstream.

The Oregon Department of Transportation and State Police initiated a propaganda blitz based on invented data to garner support for Oregon’s speed laws and increased OSP staffing. Release inferred 49 percent of their highway fatalities where caused by speed in excess of the posted limit; whereas, its data shows it to be 8.5 percent if you accept their procedures, we don’t, and less than 1 percent of the state’s attributed cause for all accidents.

Speed kills more drivers in Oregon
by Joseph Rose, The Oregonian
Friday July 31, 2009, 9:49 AM
Oregon State Police - Speed was a contributing factor to this fatal crash on U.S. 26 near Elsie on July 20.

Speeders killed more Oregonians than drunken drivers in 2008, according to a new study showing that the state far outpaces the rest of the nation when it comes to deaths caused by heavy-footed motorists. PDF version