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New fee would help Marion County Sheriff add deputies in east Salem areas

Marion County Sheriff Sgt. Todd Moquin looks for distracted drivers and talks about the new distracted driving law enacted in October. Molly J. Smith / Statesman Journal. Silverton Road elude. The sheriff's office is looking to add deputies to unincorporated areas of east Salem. (Photo: Marion County … Read More

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Minnesota school bus-driving pastor taken off route for leading students in prayer

Nathaniel was fired from driving children to school in the town of Burnsville, Minnesota, four years ago for the same reason. Quality Care Transportation removed Nathaniel from his route last week, the Star Tribune reported. He began working for the company in January 2017 and drove children to … Read More

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Joliet resident seeks city help with Bronk Road traffic

"People are speeding through trying to avoid the backups on Bronk because of the traffic at the school," she told the council. "The streets are horrific. I've seen the school buses that are empty driving on our streets to avoid the traffic backed up on Bronk from parents waiting to …

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One in three Bay applicants pass driver’s licence tests

Only an astounding one in three applicants pass their driver's licence test in Nelson Mandela Bay and traffic and safety authorities are determined to find out who's to blame – instructors or examiners. This measly figure has prompted a multi-pronged investigation, an initial part of which indicates that it's … Read …

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Road Safety

April 21 Letters: Rules of the road

Re: “Share the road, please” April 17. The writer of this letter is not asking for cyclists to “share the road.” He wants them to get out of the way or, better yet, off the road. In fact, bicyclists are drivers of vehicles and under the law entitled to use …

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Four police chiefs flunk Songkran ‘road safety test’

Road safety was a top priority during the holiday and those who are not up to the job knew they would face severe consequences, he said. Their transfers were prompted by poor road safety records in their provinces during previous Songkran holidays, he added. Pol Gen Chakthip did not go …

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Minnesota farmers encouraged to improve road safety

As farmers wait for the snow to melt and finalize planting plans, the Minnesota Department of Transportation invites them to consider leaving standing corn rows to help control blowing and drifting snow on state highways next winter. MnDOT pays farmer to leave standing corn rows, hay bales or silage … Read …

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Mirror Online employee set to run the London Marathon for road safety charity Brake

Darren Wells is running the London Marathon for road safety charity Brake. The office manager at Mirror Online, who is based at publishing firm Trinity Mirror in Canary Wharf, said Brake's support had been vital for his family six years ago when his younger brother Matt was involved in a …

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Distracted Driving

The Hummel Report: Is forgone election ‘the will of the people’ in East Providence?

Faria has also been charged a dozen times with driving on a suspended license. Last year he was acquitted on a texting–while–driving charge after hiring former House Speaker John Harwood to defend him. The councilman has consistently been behind on his city water bill, at one point owing more … Read …

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Distracted Driving

A prom photo nobody wants

To help raise students' awareness of the dangers of texting while driving and to promote safety on prom night, Camden and Pasquotank sheriff's deputies, fire and emergency medical services officials staged a mock car crash outside the high school Friday. The mock crash involved a two-car collision, in … Read More

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