Neither Sleet, Nor Hail, Nor Your Stupid Traffic Laws Will Stop the Post Office

Neither Sleet, Nor Hail, Nor Your Stupid Traffic Laws Will Stop the Post Office

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-By Warner Todd Huston

The Post Office has an addition to its old slogan. Not only will sleet and snow not keep them from their appointed rounds, if the Post Office has anything to say about it your local traffic laws won’t stop the Post Office from, well, doing anything, I guess. The PO, you see, imagines themselves to be exempt from traffic laws.

That is what the Postal Service is arguing in Cleveland, Ohio. Apparently the PO got some $700 in traffic tickets there and to attempt to get out of them, the PO is saying that since it is a federal agency–more or less–it is immune from local laws.

In a letter to local authorities, Jennifer Breslin, a representative of the PO, reminded the dumb locals that, “as you are probably aware, the Postal Service enjoys federal immunity from state and local regulation.”

This wasn’t something that sat well with American Traffic Solutions, though.

“By attempting to hide behind an immunity claim, you are aiding and abetting your drivers in their blatant disregard for the traffic laws in East Cleveland, which have endangered other drivers, pedestrians and school children,” ATS attorney George Hittner wrote in his three-page response to Breslin, who received it on Thursday.

The folks at ATS the Post Office tells its own drivers to be careful about local traffic laws.

Seems like a contradiction, doesn’t it?

But it is just another example of the arrogance of the federal government.


Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's, and all Breitbart News' other sites,,, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on He is also the owner and operator of Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.