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Distracted Driving

Busted: Spy camera catches drivers texting, reading, taking drugs

Another was photographed using both hands to text, women used their rear vision mirror to apply make-up and others could be seen reading book, documents and newspapers, Fairfax News reported. Surveillance of drivers in capital cities showed “endemic” use of mobile phones. Among those drivers … Read More

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Distracted Driving

Letter: Until there’s consequence, drivers will remain distracted

Everywhere I have looked, read and listened for the past few weeks, I've been reminded in all types of media about how terrible distracted driving is. And to be sure, it is. Stats tell us that 25 percent of all crashes in Minnesota — and who knows what percentages of …

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Distracted Driving

Students learn about danger of impaired, distracted driving

Statistics from the national End Distracted Driving website, which were part of Friday's presentation, included data that teenagers' involvement in an accident is three times greater than that of an adult, 10 percent of fatal crashes in 2015 were due to distracted drivers and that cellphone use accounted for … Read …

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Distracted Driving

Multiple Agencies Respond to I-80 Crash

McLaughlin says the NHP is in the middle of a distracted driving campaign and this is an instance in which paying attention can make a big difference. "We don't call these accidents, we call them crashes," he said. "Because they're all preventable. Pay attention. Put down your distractions, keep an …

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Driving School

Fateful day PV’s driving force entering state

FARMINGTON – One measly scorecard error has been a thorn in Piedra Vista's side, constantly reminding the Panthers boys golf team of what could have been and what can still be. On paper, PV had an eight-stroke lead over Cleveland to conclude the 2017 Furr's Buffet 6A State Golf Championships, … …

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Driving School

When the policeman is passenger…

But what's surprising is what isn't illegal: changing lanes in an intersection. It's discouraged in driving school and the driving manual as not being a safe practice, but there's no law against it, he said. At one point, I speculated that I might be driving better because he was sitting …

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Driving School

Oshkosh West, Bergstrom to host event for Ford’s Drive 4 Ur School program

Members of the community will have the opportunity to raise money for Oshkosh West High School by test-driving a Ford vehicle. For every person who test-drives an eligible Ford vehicle at this one-day event, Ford will donate $20 to Oshkosh West High School. For every additional drive in the 2018 …

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Road Safety

More bicycles on the road demands more awareness from both drivers and riders

More bicycles on the road demands more awareness from both drivers and riders … But Tom Smith, manager at Fargo's Great Northern Bicycle Co., says with the warm weather coming late this year, the roads are filled with bicyclists these days … Whether driver or cyclist, everyone should share the …

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Road Safety

Police warn of rules of the road after fatal bike crash

"The state of Indiana allows bicyclists to share the road with motorists. So that's a great reminder for motorists that they need to know bicyclists are allowed to share the road," said Choates. Police said drivers need to keep safe distances in between in cyclists and to slow down when …

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Road Safety

Local law enforcement reminds drivers to share the road with motorcycles

Some bikers say drivers have to remember to share the road. "Texting too much, and on the phones," Reed said. "I just had a friend of mine that got hit last week, last Wednesday, broke his back in five places." Local law enforcement says drivers have to remember to remove …

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