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Editorial: Reduce road fatalities with safer driving

Traffic safety has been very much in the news lately, but it's not easy to figure out what to make of a decidedly mixed bag of statistics on the subject. The good news is that statewide traffic fatalities dropped from 1,188 in 2016 to 1,137 in 2017, according to PennDOT, …

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Road Safety

Duterte urges bikers to exercise road safety

“Do keep in mind that it is not just purely an adventure when you are on the road. I ask you to promote road safety and observe traffic rules, wearing proper protection, and being — ito talaga (this is really it): alcohol- and drug-free,” Duterte said. “Tutal may mga security …

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Distracted Driving

Is Driving Now the Distraction?

Large technology players, nuanced startups, automotive manufacturers and suppliers are developing automated driving features and driverless …. to override our better judgement towards behaviors like texting while driving, compromising our safety in other tasks that truly demand our full attention. Read More

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Distracted Driving

Editorial: Reduce road fatalities with safer driving

Editorial: Reduce road fatalities with safer driving … Then there's the issue of distracted driving, which PennDOT says led to 63 deaths in 2017. … In 2017 police in Berks County cited 113 motorists for texting while driving, up markedly from the 33 ticketed for that offense in 2013, the …

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Distracted Driving

Is Driving Now the Distraction?

Autonomy is poised to disrupt the automotive industry as we know it today. Large technology players, nuanced startups, automotive manufacturers and suppliers are developing automated driving features and driverless vehicles that have the potential to reshape how we live and move. The technology … Read More

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Distracted Driving

Crime numbers drop again

A third proclamation at the meeting declared town support for the 2018 Distracted Driving Crackdown, which runs nationally from April 1-21. Police will be looking for those using their phones and other distracting actions while they should be focusing on driving. Distracted driving has killed people inside … Read More

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Driving School

‘Gypsy cob’ who won an Olympic medal dies aged 23

Sam had intended to keep Spike, whose sire was “a driving cob with feather from elbows to the floor”, entire. “But at eight months old, I couldn't do a thing with … “Otherwise he'd do these huge flying leaps, like the Spanish Riding School,” she added. But age and Cushing's …

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Driving School

Humble heroes: Northwest Area students help avert catastrophe on the highway

Northwest Area School District students Sam Troy, Joe May and Ashton Strish were together in a school van, riding back to campus from morning classes at the Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center on April 11. That's where Sam and Ashton are learning diesel repair and Joe is learning … Read …

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Road Safety

Britain’s worst driver is STILL behind the wheel despite racking up 96 penalty points

Road safety charity Brake said: “It's appalling they are allowed to carry on driving with so many points on their licence. “These risky repeat offenders have been granted ample opportunities to change their driving behaviour yet continue to show complete disregard for the law and the safety of other road … …

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Road Safety

Phuket Opinion: Road safety doesn’t happen by accident

Phuket has become a stage name in the international media for deadly road accidents, and this week that stigma has been rolled back – at least for now. What is disheartening is that efforts to stem the blood flowing on our streets is not continued throughout the year. This week …

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