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Distracted Driving

LETTER: Stiffer penalties for distracted driving

Editor, Register-Mail: I was happy to read that so many tickets had been issued in the recent crackdown on distracted driving. However, a fine of $120 for using a cellphone while driving seems more of a nuisance than a deterrent to the dullards who do this. To some, $120 is …

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‘Viewpoints’ to review scams, distracted driving

Protecting consumers from scam artists and a primer on distracted driving highlight this weekend's edition of "Missouri Viewpoints." Rebecca McDowell, an investigator with the Better Business Bureau, will update scams that occur during the summer. She also will offer advice on finding legitimate … Read More

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Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah High combats distracted driving with mock crash | Education Notes

Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah High students combated distracted driving through a mock crash at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah High School's parking lot. Nine people in the U.S. are killed each day because of crashes involving a distracted driver, per the Department of Motor … Read More

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Marshall High School’s new science, engineering club builds self-driving car

Looking like something straight from an episode of the popular late 1980s cartoon “The Jetsons,” Marshall High School students in the newly formed extra-curricular Science and Engineering Club, showed off the skills of their self-driving car on Thursday. The club's members, made up of juniors Ethan … Read More

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Road Safety

Fifth My Red Thumb Day with safe driving message

THE fifth National My Red Thumb Day reminding people not to use their mobiles while driving is next week. People are being encouraged to paint their thumb nails red to get the message across on Thursday, May 10. My Red Thumb is a multi-agency road safety campaign designed to raise …

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Affordable housing advocate leaves mark on local history

COMMENTARY: RGV drivers need to focus. April was Distracted Driving Awareness Month, but unfortunately I don't think it had much positive impact in the Rio Grande Valley. Read More

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Arlington mom honored for work on distracted driving law

Tina Meyer, of Arlington, was among a trio of Washington state family members who were honored in April with a Public Service Award by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The women were honored for their advocacy for stronger distracted driving … Read More

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Month of May Could Be ‘Bumpy’ At Indianapolis

Rookies (4) _Pietro Fittipaldi, Kyle Kaiser, Matheus Leist, Robert Wickens. American drivers (14) _ Marco Andretti, Ed Carpenter, Conor Daly, JR Hildebrand, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Kyle Kaiser, Sage Karam, Charlie Kimball, Josef Newgarden, Danica Patrick, Spencer Pigot, Graham Rahal, Alexander Rossi, … Read More

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Defenseless driving

Then the idea was for me to “teach” the driving portion of the curriculum since I already provide an after-school shuttle service to her various extra-curricular activities that always require more than one expensive outfit. And having gone through driver's ed myself many years ago, I figured I could do …

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Brenda’s Heroes: Teens Honored for Quick Thinking and Saving a Life

The teenagers did not let fear prevent them from responding quickly when a ride to their high school from the Wilkes -Barre Area Career and Tech Center last month took a turn for the worst. Cease had a medical emergency while driving along Route 11 between Nanticoke and Shickshinny . …

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