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Distracted Driving

Driver charged in Duluth crash that killed retired Ely grocer

The cause of the incident remains unclear, even with charges now filed. Authorities said an investigation did not reveal any signs of impairment, speeding or distracted driving. The Duluth City Attorney's Office charged Day by summons last month. The misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of 90 … Read More

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After nearly 50 years as a bus driver, Carol Taplin begins retirement

By “the older ones,” she's means college-age students or adults who at one point rode the bus she drove for Southold High School. Ms. Taplin, 84, was a school bus driver for just under 50 years. She retired at the end of January due to pain in her back and …

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Road Safety

Out of sight: Amish, county leaders must recommit to keeping buggies safe

They have a history of resisting government intervention, and this wouldn't improve road safety. Community leaders from the government and Amish community must renew their commitment to making thoroughfares as safe as possible for everyone, and this means that all must abide by the previously … Read More

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Road Safety

New P-turns to be introduced to the intersection of Johnston St and Hoddle St

Acting Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jacinta Allan said she wanted to thank local residents and businesses for their patience during the regular construction work. “We know that the road works on Hoddle St have been frustrating, but (we) need to get this work done to keep Melbourne's busiest … …

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Road Safety

Residents raise serious concerns about safety and access to proposed new housing development …

But Linden Homes have said that a road safety audit has been completed on the current highways design which has not identified any concerns, there are no adverse impacts of the proposals that would be sufficient to significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits of the proposals and that the … Read …

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Distracted Driving

Letters to the editor

I would support an ordinance, law, etc., to create a minimum age of smartphone ownership to 21. Far too many teens die every day while texting and driving and this carnage must stop now. Jeff McMoran. Brookings. Where to start? This child, David Hogg, needs a trip to the woodshed, …

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Distracted Driving

DOT stresses driver safety in work zones

“Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous hazards on our highways, but sadly, many people don't take it seriously,” said Debroah Leonard, the safety engineer for NCDOT's Highway Division 4, which is based in Wilson and also includes Johnston and some of its neighboring counties. The safety … Read More

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Distracted Driving

Michigan law enforcement joins anti-texting effort

Michigan's texting law prohibits drivers from reading, manually typing or sending a text message while driving. Violating the texting law may be costly. Drivers convicted of a first offense may be fined $100, with $200 for subsequent offenses. Distracted driving statistics paint a grim picture: In 2016, … Read More

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Canberra driving instructors criticise proposed P-plate changes

Canberra driving instructors have called proposed changes to the ACT's P-plate laws unnecessary, saying young drivers will be adversely affected. Under a proposal by ACT Road Safety Minister Shane Rattenbury earlier this week, Canberra P-platers would be banned from driving between midnight … Read More

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Road Safety

Montreal and bike groups fume at increased fines for cyclists in new highway code

A cyclist rides down a bike path along the St. Lawrence River, Thursday, July 10, 2014 in Montreal. Springtime in Montreal is synonymous with terrasses, flowers and cyclists, but this year bike lovers will be in for a nasty surprise when the updated Highway Safety Code comes into law.THE CANADIAN … …

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