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Roadside Saliva Testing Is Probably Unconstitutional

Improving road safety is an important goal, but these warrantless tests do nothing to advance that goal while creating multiple civil liberties concerns. Drivers should not have to sacrifice their constitutional and civil rights for a roadside saliva test that is invasive, ineffective, and unreliable. And let's face it, … Read …

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Road Safety

Make sure you complain if you feel referendum posters pose risk

But what should you do and who should you contact if you wish to complain about the siting of posters on road safety grounds, in your local area? Well there's a very useful guide to posters on the department's website which has lots of information on the laws surrounding posters …

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Road Safety

Hastings: Public call for road speed changes

The review was instigated by residents who contacted Council, concerned about road safety. “This has been very much driven by people asking Council to put a focus on road safety; particularly speed on our local roads,” said Hastings deputy mayor Tania Kerr. “It's also very timely that we have held …

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Distracted Driving

Vox Populi: ‘Riding in a boat without a life jacket is the same as riding a motorcycle without a helmet.’

“Riding in a boat without a life jacket is the same as riding a motorcycle without a helmet or texting while driving or texting while walking in the street. Read More

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Distracted Driving

Texters beware, you’re in for a scare

It said that the driver of vehicle one was traveling east and failed to maintain its lane due to distracted driving (Texting). I asked if he had been arrested and was told, “No, he was issued a ticket.” Is it against the law to text while driving in the State …

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Distracted Driving

Harrison Police log May 7, 2018

5:02 a.m. — A man on Berry Street called to report someone had driven … 3:32 p.m. — A reckless driver who was texting while driving was reported … Read More

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Distracted Driving

Study: Number of fatal pedestrian-struck crashes on the rise

Researchers offered suggestions to help prevent these types of deaths. "Improvements in road design, vehicle design, lighting and speed limit enforcement all have a role to play to address this problem," said Harkey. The study also looked into distracted driving as a contributor to the number of crashes … Read More

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Distracted Driving

Why is Highway 99 so dangerous? A CHP officer weighs in

Basically, driving behavior that causes crashes. Some are factors not included in the ValuePenguin study such as distracted driving and speeding. Read More

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Distracted Driving

Fatal pedestrian crashes at 28-year high; here’s one city’s plan

She says factors likely include increased pedestrian traffic, distracted driving and speeding. "We see that a lot," Morris said, just as a car sped through the crosswalk near her. "Case in point, that car is going much faster than the speed limit, it would not have been able to stop …

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Driving School

Brownwood teacher resigns after drunk driving arrest

A Brownwood ISD teacher arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly driving drunk has resigned from her position, according to the school district's … Read More

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