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Meyersdale students learn the dangers of drunken and distracted driving

Nick Blough, a 17-year-old junior at Meyersdale Area High School, drives in a simulated situation that shows him the dangers of drunken driving on Tuesday. The game was part of the Save A Life Tour, an educational outreach program that teaches students how to be responsible when they're behind … Read …

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Distracted Driving

OUR VIEW: Illinois right to get tougher on distracted driving

Sending or receiving a text takes a driver's eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent of driving blind at 55 mph for the length of a football field, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. Considering those facts, it's alarming we encounter motorists alongside us …

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Distracted Driving

Distracted driving simulator to be used in high schools

RICHMOND, Va. — Drive Smart Virginia plans to bring a distracted driving simulator to four high schools in Virginia. The nonprofit organization seeks to raise awareness and change behavior to improve safety on Virginia roadways. It recently received $4,350 in funding from a charitable program of the … Read More

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Driving School

Tips on escaping submerged car

A couple of swings of the hammer to smash a car window may just save your life, says Cornhusker Driving School instructor Pat Venditte. “It's not going to take many times if you … try to get out of a tricky situation like this. “This will be incorporated into all …

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Traffic laws and school buses, know the law

In those instances, oncoming traffic does not have to stop because children will not be crossing the road to reach the bus. Traffic following a bus must always stop with the bus.” This means if there is a stopped school bus on Highway 24/27 through the city of Locust, traffic …

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Former Tennessee bus driver gets 4 years in crash that killed 6 kids

The school bus driven by Johnthony Walker, 24, crashed while transporting children home from the school Monday, killing at least five students. Walker was arrested Monday and charged with five counts of vehicular homicide including reckless driving and reckless endangerment, police said. Read More

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Urbana man gets probation for hitting school bus while license suspended

URBANA — An Urbana man who hit a school bus in that city at a time when he should not have been driving was sentenced Tuesday to a year of probation and two weeks in the county jail. Patrick Gilyard, 28, who listed an address in the 1600 block of …

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Road Safety

Crookston City Council and Bike Crookston – Number of sharrows to increase?

Council wants more info before voting next month on arrows painted on streets to remind everyone to share the road … “They don't change any road designations or regulations and they don't add restrictions or anything else,” Bike Crookston member Tim Denney explained to council members, officials … Read More

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Road Safety

Cape Forchu residents share The Lighthouse stories

Bruce and Jennifer Wilkins have owned a home on the other side of the road, near Lloy, for the past three years. “It's fun to watch. I don't mind the barrier at all, in fact it's kind of nice . . . sort of like living in a gated community,” …

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Road Safety

Close to 800 cases of seat belt violations every month; safety experts stress importance of buckling …

SINGAPORE – Every month, there are close to 800 cases of passengers and drivers caught by the authorities for failing to belt up in their vehicles. While last year's 9,541 cases formed a slight dip from the 9,836 cases in 2016, road safety experts reiterated the importance of wearing seat …

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