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  • National ID headed for your wallet, purse Homeland Security to require digital features in driver's

    12/30/2013 7:08:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 89 replies
    wnd ^ | 12/29/13 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Just as you were wrapping your mind around the idea that under Obamacare and the accompanying changes in the health-care system, your medical records will be floating around in some online repository, available to far too many people, you’re being told you’ll soon have a National Identity Card and a Western Hemisphere-compliant travel document whether you want it or not, if you plan to drive in the United States. The federal government says it soon will be enforcing its demands that state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards comply with Department of Homeland Security standards. DHS announced just before Christmas a...
  • Pa. town latest to force drivers over and ask for cheek swabs for federal study

    12/18/2013 9:42:49 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 18, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    Drivers in a southeastern Pennsylvania town were forced off a local street and into a parking lot, so a federal contractor – aided by local police --could quiz them about their road habits and ask for a cheek swab, in a replay of an incident last month in Texas. The checkpoint, in downtown Reading, was one of several conducted by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, which was hired by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Although the questioning and cheek swab were voluntary, local residents said they were...
  • Better Buckle Up! 10 Worst State for Drivers in U.S.

    12/16/2013 2:40:36 PM PST · by LonelyCon · 99 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 12/16/2013 | Kate Rogers
    Louisiana is famous for celebrating Mardi Gras every spring, but it’s also home to worst drivers in the U.S. Thanks for residents’ failure to buckle up, driving carelessly and racking up tickets, CarInsuranceComparison.com says drivers in the Pelican State are the worst in the country, coming in the number one- spot for those three offenses. CarInsuranceComparison.com ranked the 10 worst states for drivers, pulling statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Motorists Association and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The five categories for each state’s score are ranked by fatalities rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, the...
  • Stuck in the DMV

    10/26/2013 6:35:04 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 28 replies
    The Daily Citizen (Dalton, Georgia) ^ | Oct. 26, 2013 | Charles Oliver
    It took more than two months, but on Thursday Dee Holden found out her Georgia driver’s license had been renewed. “I was so relieved and so thankful,” she said. Holden, a Whitfield County resident, first went to the Dalton office of the Department of Driver Services in August to have her license renewed. A Georgia license holder for almost 40 years, she thought the visit would be routine. “I went Aug. 15. I called first, and the phone message gave me directions. I was sitting there and I saw something that said you have to have bills and you have...
  • (SOME) Ohio immigrants in new program denied licenses...

    02/24/2013 2:52:54 PM PST · by 88keys · 12 replies
    The Plain Dealer, Cleveland Ohio ^ | Saturday February 23, 2013 | Michael O'Malley
    On paper, Jose Mendez, 20, and Carol Apaestegui, 24, look pretty much the same. Both, with their families, came to this county as undocumented immigrants when they were children. And both have been accepted in a new federal program that gives them temporary legal status, allowing them to get work permits and Social Security numbers, which they have. But when it comes to getting an Ohio driver's license, the two young people don't match up -- Mendez was denied a license while Apaestegui got hers... "A woman at the bureau told me, 'You're not even supposed to be in this...
  • Honk-Your-Horn [Bullying] before running over someone...

    02/23/2013 12:07:40 PM PST · by topher · 34 replies
    February 23, 2013 | Vanity
    Last summer, I was in a DMV location in Louisiana taking a test to get a Motorcycle Addendum for my Driver's License. I heard a woman ask the person in charge of written tests: "Can I take it again?" She had just flunked the written test. In this part of Louisiana, we lost a covered bus stop (made of metal) because someone was driving drunk. No surprise for Louisiana -- with drive through margaritas. On different occasions, I have had drivers attempt to use Honk-Your-Horn Bullying Today the person tried to run over me -- without stopping. I was on...
  • Beltway express lanes creating a learning curve for drivers

    12/16/2012 1:43:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 10, 2012 | Dr. Gridlock
    There aren’t more, because some people just don’t like to pay tolls, and others haven’t figured how they can take advantage of the lanes. Transurban is happy to have anybody’s toll money, whether they are locals or long-distance travelers, but the lanes are designed largely for the benefit of local travelers. The entrance and exit system reflects that. The Tysons area business and civic leaders with whom I’ve talked express optimism about the lanes and seem hopeful about the two new access points at Westpark Drive and Jones Branch Drive. At this early stage, the most vexing thing about the...
  • 10 Illinois Republican Senators join Senate Democrats, passing 41-14 Illegal Alien Drivers Licenses

    12/05/2012 5:40:02 AM PST · by Steelers6 · 54 replies
    Republican News Watch ^ | December 4, 2012 | DOUG IBENDAHL
    A bill to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain an Illinois driver’s license passed the Illinois Senate today by a vote of 41 to 14. One Democrat voted “present.” The bill is SB957. The 10 Republicans who joined the Democrats in rewarding non-citizens who are already breaking our laws, were: Bill Brady (Sponsor), Kirk Dillard, Tom Johnson, John Millner (Sponsor), Matt Murphy, Carole Pankau, Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (Sponsor), Sue Rezin, Ron Sandack (Sponsor), and Suzi Schmidt. Two Republicans, Pamela Althoff and Dale Righter, took the ultimate lily-livered approach and just didn’t vote on the bill. That’s as bad as...
  • AAA: One in seven NC drivers does not have a license

    10/09/2012 6:03:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    WSOCTV ^ | 10/08/12 | Tenikka Smith
    AAA: One in seven NC drivers does not have a licenseBy Tenikka Smith Posted: 12:56 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One out of every seven drivers on the road in North Carolina does not have a license, according to a study by AAA. The agency plans to use its research to push state lawmakers to take a tougher stance to get these dangerous and illegal drivers off the roads. **SNIP** "I'm driving without a license. I get caught. First offense would be a stiff fine, a potential for jail," Crosby said of what the group would like...
  • California will give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants [Video Discussion]

    10/01/2012 1:26:48 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    latimes ^ | October 1, 2012 | 11:48 am
    ov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a bill that will allow hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. Times reporter Anthony York will discuss these issues and others related to the flurry of bill-signings during a Google+ Hangout at 12:30 p.m. You can ask questions below or on Twitter using the hashtag #asklatimes.The driver's license measure will make illegal immigrants eligible to drive legally in California if they qualify for a new federal work permit program. That Obama administration protocol allows illegal immigrants who came to the United States before they were 16, and who are...
  • Cops: Driver claims GPS told her to drive onto Brookline trolley tracks

    08/14/2012 4:04:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 14, 2012 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Transit and Brookline police officers rescued a South Attleboro woman and her car from the Green Line tracks early yesterday morning after she claimed she was led there by her GPS, which she said instructed her to take a left turn onto the inbound trolley tracks, according to cops
  • Paving The Way for Driverless Cars

    07/21/2012 12:05:53 PM PDT · by garjog · 49 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 18, 2012 | By Clifford Winston
    California’s proposed bullet train between Los Angeles and San Francisco—which Gov. Jerry Brown is likely to sign off on soon—has been characterized by the Obama administration and its other supporters as an effective way to reduce highway congestion. These costs amount to more than $100 billion annually in wasted time and higher fuel expenses. In fact, a much better technological solution is on the horizon, if we pave the way by getting rid of obsolete highway design. It is already possible to imagine a world in which you could predict exactly how long it would take to drive in your...
  • Bedbugs Hitching Rides On Detroit Buses, Say Drivers

    06/30/2012 5:22:28 AM PDT · by Son House · 55 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 29, 2012 | FoxNews.com
    <p>Detroit's bus drivers has reportedly asked local lawmakers to put pressure on the transit agency to help stop the spread of bedbugs on buses.</p> <p>The Detroit News reports that roughly 50 Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) drivers have said they've seen bedbugs on buses, and some have been bitten within the past year, according to Henry Gaffney, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 26.</p>
  • More Regulations: NJ Drivers Can Be Ticketed $1,000 for Not ‘Restraining’ Animals in the Car

    06/04/2012 4:33:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 4, 2012 | Erica Ritz
    Following on the heels of Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on certain sugary drinks in New York City restaurants, a wave of absurd regulations has seemingly begun emanating outwards. In neighboring New Jersey, drivers can be fined up to $1000 for driving with “unrestrained” animals in the car, and the Mayor of Berkeley, California is looking to ban sitting on sidewalks. According to CBS in Philadelphia, police and animal control officers will be authorized to ticket New Jersey drivers between $250 and $1,000 if they have “unrestrained” animals in the front seat of their car, on the driver’s lap, partially out the...
  • (Prius) Driver beaten after car veers into bikers

    05/21/2012 3:39:43 AM PDT · by csvset · 58 replies
    SFGATE ^ | May 21, 2012 | Demian Bulwa
    <p>A Prius driver who was using his cell phone to record footage of a pack of motorcyclists veered into them Sunday morning, prompting some of the bikers to beat him up on a San Mateo County freeway, the California Highway Patrol reported.</p>
  • Grandma Was So Pleased Other Drivers “Honked For Jesus” Even When She Missed A Green Light…

    04/18/2012 1:25:53 PM PDT · by sussex · 5 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 18/04/12 | The Aged P
    The other day I went up to a local Christian bookstore and saw a “Honk If You Love Jesus“ car sticker. I was feeling particularly excited that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting, so I bought the sticker and put it in the corner of my rear window. Am I glad I did! What an uplifting experience followed!
  • Possible changes to LAPD impound policy ignites tempers

    01/20/2012 11:57:01 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/18/2012
    Tempers flared Tuesday night at a Los Angeles Police Commission community forum on a controversial proposal to ease the towing and impound policy for unlicensed drivers. Under current laws, the cars of unlicensed drivers are towed and impounded for 30 days if they are stopped by officers. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has proposed lifting the 30-day impound and giving the registered owner or a licensed driver a reasonable chance to retrieve the vehicle. Critics, including the LAPD police union, say the changes just reward lawbreakers and put politics above safety. The meeting in Northridge was packed with residents who were...
  • No cellphones, no texting by drivers, U.S. urges

    12/14/2011 8:17:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2011 | Joan Lowy, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Texting, emailing or using a cellphone while driving is simply too dangerous to be allowed anywhere, federal safety investigators declared Tuesday, recommending that all states impose a total ban except for emergencies. Inspired by recent deadly crashes — including one in which a teen-ager sent or received 11 text messages in 11 minutes before an accident — the recommendation would apply even to hands-free devices, a much stricter rule than any current state law. The unanimous recommendation by the five-member National Transportation Safety Board would make an exception for devices deemed to aid driver safety such as GPS...
  • Hertz fires 25 Muslim drivers who refuse to clock out

    10/25/2011 10:56:47 AM PDT · by ShadowPatriot · 11 replies
    Hertz has sent termination letters to 25 drivers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after they refused to agree to clock out for daily breaks, during which they normally pray.
  • Santa Ana changes rules on car impounds for unlicensed motorists

    09/28/2011 12:09:29 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 28, 2011 | | Los Angeles Times
    Starting Saturday, Santa Ana police will have to wait at least 20 minutes before impounding the vehicle of a driver who doesn't have a valid driver's license. However, the unlicensed driver still will be cited, said Carlos Rojas, deputy chief of the Santa Ana Police Department. Right now, it’s up to the officer on how long to wait to allow the chance for a licensed driver to come for the vehicle before impounding it. A 30-day hold on a vehicle will now be authorized for drivers who have been cited for driving without a license once in the previous nine...
  • New Mexico's "Mama Grizzly" on Driver's Licenses for Illegals

    09/08/2011 12:49:07 PM PDT · by LaybackLenny · 23 replies
    Facebook ^ | 9/8/11 | Gov. Susana Martinez
    One thing I find fascinating as governor is the disconnect between those in and around the capitol and real New Mexicans. The issue of giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants is perhaps the best example. They say it's controversial, but New Mexicans are remarkably united - across ethnic, party, and religious lines. Critics can attack my heritage, accuse me of being a "bad Catholic" for my position, but I will keep my word to you and continue the fight to repeal this dangerous law.
  • Drivers face ticket for running out of gas on I-15 (construction zone in Utah - $97 BUCKS)

    08/05/2011 5:08:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    KSL ^ | 8/03/11
    Drivers face ticket for running out of gas on I-15August 3rd, 2011 @ 8:25am By ksl.com UTAH COUNTY -- Drivers who run out of gas through the I-15 construction zone in Utah County could face a ticket. Troopers have started giving out $97 tickets to motorists whose tanks run dry. Alan Peterson with UDOT's incident management team told KSL in 2008 that the agency was getting an increasing number of calls about people running out of gas. Peterson thought it was linked to higher gas prices. UHP now says it's getting about five calls per 10-hour shift from motorists stranded...
  • More Than 1,100 People Must Retake Driver's Test ( Denver : Somalia , Ethiopia)

    07/27/2011 9:47:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    ch 7 tv ^ | July 27, 2011 | Kim Nguyen
    Many Of Ola's Driving School Customers Are From Somalia, Ethiopia. More than 1,100 people must retake their driving test after the Colorado Department of Revenue shut down a driving school. ... an investigation continues into whether he accepted cash in exchange for certifying driving tests.
  • Man's Driver's License Suspended For Condition He Doesn't Have (Indiana)

    07/20/2011 6:06:04 PM PDT · by FunkyZero · 27 replies
    http://www.theindychannel.com ^ | 5:17 pm EDT July 20, 2011 | theindychannel.com
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A Morristown man is fuming after the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles' decision to suspend his license for a medical condition he doesn't have. Todd Allen said when he and his wife split up in 2009, the judge gave him their car. Allen said his ex-wife was not pleased with the judge's decision and told the BMV that he had narcolepsy, a chronic sleep disorder.
  • Minnesota Ranked 4th Smartest Drivers

    05/27/2011 5:09:14 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 16 replies
    CBS ^ | 5-27-11 | wcco
    A new study ranks Minnesota as having the fourth smartest drivers in the country. A GMAC Insurance Study released Thursday states that one in five drivers on the road today cannot meet the basic requirements to get a driver’s license — that’s roughly 18 percent of American drivers. The study says if those drivers were to take the written driver’s test today, they would not pass. Kansas was named the most knowledgeable drivers in the country, while Washington, D.C. bumped out New York to take the last spot on the list.
  • Trend: Dropouts might lose drivers licenses

    05/16/2011 9:14:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 4/20/11 | Sara Lenz
    Trend: Dropouts might lose drivers licensesBy Sara Lenz, Deseret News Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 2:34 p.m. MDT Lawmakers around the country are looking at a new way to keep kids in school — not letting them get a drivers license if they drop out. Although Minnesota's law states that students only have to stay in school until they are 16, lawmakers there are considering a bill that would not allow school dropouts to get their license, the StarTribune reported on Tuesday. "Driving is not a right, it's a privilege, and it's perfectly within bounds for the state government to...
  • Clashes Erupt in Shanghai as Truck Drivers Strike Near Port

    04/21/2011 8:08:10 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thursday April 21 | Royston Chan and Carlos Barria
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A two-day strike over rising fuel prices turned violent in Shanghai on Thursday as thousands of truck drivers clashed with police, drivers said, in the latest example of simmering discontent over inflation. About 2,000 truck drivers battled baton-wielding police at an intersection near Waigaoqiao port, Shanghai's biggest, two drivers who were at the protest told Reuters. The drivers, who blocked roads with their trucks, had stopped work on Wednesday demanding the government do something about rising fuel costs, workers said. "I want the government to stand up to solve our problems because we cannot take this anymore....
  • How does your state issue license plates?

    04/20/2011 10:35:36 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 25 replies
    ME ^ | 4-20-11 | Wobbly Bob
    I often see DUI cases or the like where the driver borrowed someone's car so they could drive despite the fact the have no license and/or are suspended. Why is it the owner of the car is never charged as an accessory to a crime? If the owner did not file a police report of their car being stolen and the driver has keys, the presumption of guilt and burden of proof should be on the owner of the car. (How else would another person be driving the car?)
  • 10 things car drivers should know about motorcycles

    04/07/2011 10:58:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 173 replies
    Hell for Leather Magazine ^ | April 7, 2011 | Hell for Leather Magazine
    In 2009, 5,474 people were killed on American roads due to distracted driving. Now, April has become National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The MSF has put together a list of 10 things cagers need to know about driving around motorcycles. I hope you’re not reading this on your iPhone from the driver’s seat. 1. There are many more cars and trucks than motorcycles on the road and some drivers don’t “recognize” motorcyclists. They ignore them, usually unintentionally. Look for motorcycles, especially when checking traffic at an intersection.

 2. A motorcyclist may look farther away than he or she is in...
  • Washington driver’s license proposal called racist, anti-immigrant

    02/04/2011 1:57:58 PM PST · by epithermal · 45 replies
    The Spokesman Review ^ | 2/4/2011 | Jim Camden
    OLYMPIA – A legislative hearing over a proposal to make driver’s license applicants give the state a Social Security number and a verifiable residence was abruptly halted Thursday after some members of the audience called the plan racist and anti-immigrant. Senate Transportation Chairwoman Mary Margaret Haugen, D-Camano Island, ended the hearing when several people in the audience tried to shout her down over the purpose of Senate Bill 5407. The panel had listened to a full hour of testimony, with some witnesses saying the bill would make the state safer by preventing terrorists from obtaining licenses and others who said...
  • Computer: Need old Dell drivers

    11/26/2010 10:34:30 AM PST · by don-o · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Little House on Unaka | November 26, 2010 | don-o
    I have a Dell Dimension 4600, purchased in 2004. I was running XP Home. The boot files got corrupted and I had to reinstall - I installed XP Pro. The network adapter is not working so I cannot get on the internet and Dell has discontinued support. Any suggestions on how I can find the driver I need?
  • Confusion leads to heavy toll fines

    11/16/2010 10:15:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies · 1+ views
    KXAN.com ^ | November 16, 2010 | Doug Shupe
    AUSTIN (KXAN) - KXAN Austin News has uncovered dozens of cases in which unpaid tolls have turned into bills as high as tens of thousands of dollars. Toll roads first came to Central Texas four years ago. There are now a total of five tollways, including Texas Toll 130 in East Travis and Williamson counties. The bottom line is the toll bills were not paid, and they ended up becoming criminal cases. Although drivers can pay with cash at most tolls, use their TxTag or Pay by Mail as the signs say, some drivers contend the last option poses a...
  • Candidates for governor pledge not to distract drivers

    08/11/2010 8:49:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 1+ views
    WTOP ^ | August 11, 2010 | Kristi King
    BETHESDA, Md. - When candidates are vying for votes it can be hard to get them to agree on issues. But WTOP managed to get all the major candidates in the Maryland governor's race to make the same pledge: Not to distract drivers by waving campaign signs at them. This pledge comes after political volunteers created 10 miles of delays on Interstate 270 last week by waving signs from the Falls Road overpass. Some drivers were furious about the delays. Others believe roadside distractions of any kind are a hazard that can cause crashes. "We would never condone stopping traffic."...
  • Massachusetts Lawmakers Weigh Closing Loophole that Lets Illegals Register Vehicles

    06/17/2010 2:52:17 PM PDT · by lado · 11 replies · 289+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/17/10 | ?
    Illegal immigrants able to legally get their cars on the road in Massachusetts may soon find that privilege outlawed, MyFoxBoston reports. For years, Massachusetts drivers have been able to register their vehicles even if they don't have driver's licenses, a law that has enabled tens of thousands of illegal immigrants in Massachusetts to drive legally registered cars. .... The issue came to a head recently when a suspected illegal immigrant rear-ended a state representative in a serious car crash.
  • Elderly drivers’ risk not clear-cut

    04/05/2010 7:30:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 53 replies · 1,270+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 3, 2010 | Erika Slife and Bonnie Miller Rubin
    Elderly drivers’ risk not clear-cut The debate about when to take the keys away from the elderly flared up again when 86-year-old driver struck three teenage Chicago cyclists on March 24 By Erika Slife and Bonnie Miller Rubin, Tribune reporters April 3, 2010 Alice Topping was in her convertible, soaking in one of fall's last nice days, when she came to a four-way stop in her Evanston neighborhood just as another car approached. Assuming the other driver would stop at the sign, she began to drive through the intersection when she felt a hard crash. "Look what you've done to...
  • CA: State finds extra $3 million for Port truckers, but angry drivers say it's too little, too late

    12/31/2009 9:08:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 816+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 12/31/09 | Cecily Burt
    State air regulators found an extra $3 million Wednesday to help more Port of Oakland truckers buy new diesel filters for their rigs, but that did not stop more than 450 independent drivers from filing a lawsuit to block a state-mandated emissions deadline that will put them out of work on New Year's Day. Approximately 1,200 mostly independent drivers who haul cargo in and out of the port will not be able to enter the gates starting Friday. They applied for grant funds to install new diesel filters on their rigs but were rejected because a $22 million pot to...
  • So. Korean woman passes driver's exam on 950th try

    11/06/2009 9:22:55 PM PST · by Justaham · 13 replies · 670+ views
    SEOUL, South Korea – A woman in South Korea who tried to pass the written exam for a driver's license with near-daily attempts since April 2005 has finally succeeded on her 950th time. The aspiring driver spent more than 5 million won ($4,200) in application fees, but until now had failed to score the minimum 60 out of a possible 100 points needed to get behind the wheel for a driving test. Cha Sa-soon, 68, finally passed the written exam with a score of 60 on Wednesday, said Choi Young-chul, a police official at the drivers' license agency in Jeonju,...
  • Uncle Fred Goes to the Mattresses

    06/08/2009 4:11:08 PM PDT · by bintenn · 3 replies · 390+ views
    Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN ^ | 6/68/2009 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    WASHINGTON -- In what is shaping up to be a public relations battle royal, FedEx Tuesday will unveil a multi-million dollar campaign aimed at rival UPS and at derailing Senate consideration of a law that would make it easier for the Teamsters to organize its drivers. The advertising and Web site campaign, BrownBailout.com, counters efforts by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with its FedExWatch.com, to organize FedEx Express drivers like it has the drivers of UPS. The Web site, made available on an embargoed basis for 90 minutes Monday afternoon, asks, "Why is mega-corporation UPS trying to use its political...
  • Beginner at the wheel! N.J. to tag new drivers

    04/15/2009 4:39:38 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 867+ views
    Officials hope to curb deaths by identifying drivers ages 21 and younger: TRENTON, N.J. - Would you drive any differently if you knew there was a teenager behind the wheel of the car in front of you? You might find out soon. A first-in-the-nation law in New Jersey will require new drivers ages 21 and younger to display identifying decals on their vehicles.
  • Big Brother is watching: surveillance box to track drivers is backed[UK][EU]

    04/01/2009 11:04:45 AM PDT · by BGHater · 4 replies · 365+ views
    Guardian ^ | 31 Mar 2009 | Paul Lewis
    • Privacy row brewing over surveillance on the road • Box could reduce accidents, pollution and congestion The government is backing a project to install a "communication box" in new cars to track the whereabouts of drivers anywhere in Europe, the Guardian can reveal. Under the proposals, vehicles will emit a constant "heartbeat" revealing their location, speed and direction of travel. The EU officials behind the plan believe it will significantly reduce road accidents, congestion and carbon emissions. A consortium of manufacturers has indicated that the router device could be installed in all new cars as early as 2013. However,...
  • Bad Female Drivers? Video - Funny

    04/01/2009 8:52:45 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 7 replies · 728+ views
    Now That's Nifty ^ | 04 01 09 | Nick
    Video on sitehttp://nowthatsnifty.blogspot.com/2009/04/bad-female-drivers-video.html
  • Sticking it to bad drivers

    01/11/2009 8:02:14 AM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 476+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Dave Barry
    BY DAVE BARRY (This classic Dave Barry column was originally published Aug. 22, 2004.) How do you rate yourself as a driver? No, that's a stupid question. You rate yourself above average. It's a well-known fact that all humans consider themselves to be above-average drivers, including primitive Amazonian mud people who have not yet discovered the wheel. No amount of physical evidence will convince a bad driver that he or she is a bad driver. You take a motorist who, while attempting to pull out of a parking space, mistakes ''forward'' for ''reverse,'' then, in an effort to correct this...
  • San Francisco considers plan to charge drivers

    01/06/2009 8:42:05 AM PST · by BGHater · 18 replies · 744+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 04 Jan 2009 | MALIA WOLLAN
    Following the lead of cities such as London and Singapore, officials in San Francisco are considering a plan to ease traffic by charging drivers a fee upon entering notoriously clogged sections of the city. Using $1 million in federal funds, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority is studying various "congestion-pricing" options. If approved, such pricing would make San Francisco the first U.S. city to charge cars a fee to enter certain neighborhoods at certain times. "I want a San Francisco that is far less congested and far easier to navigate," said a city supervisor, Jake McGoldrick, who has shepherded congestion-pricing...
  • 2 killed in shootings on Dallas, Garland roads

    12/22/2008 8:12:11 PM PST · by Dysart · 50 replies · 1,588+ views
    DMN ^ | 12-22-08 | SCOTT GOLDSTEIN and JASON TRAHAN
    Two drivers were shot dead and third injured on roads in northeast Dallas and Garland during Monday’s evening rush hour. Police were investigating four incidents Monday after the first shooting was reported about 5:40 p.m. in Garland on LBJ Freeway near Plano Road. Police are working to establish whether three of the shootings in Dallas are related to a Garland shooting that was the first reported fatality. “For whatever reason, this person is upset with something or someone and he’s taking it out on innocent victims going down the road and that’s very scary,” said Dallas police Sgt. Gil Cerda....
  • Plan to charge drivers Ł350 to park at the office is slammed as a 'tax on work'[UK]

    12/12/2008 7:58:09 AM PST · by BGHater · 6 replies · 356+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 Dec 2008 | Ray Massey
    A controversial blueprint for taxing people around Ł350 a year to park at work was unveiled yesterday by the Government. But it was immediately condemned by employers as a 'stealth tax' and by motoring groups as a 'tax on work'. The AA also suspected that ministers were using the workplace parking plan as a 'plan B' in case - as is expected - Manchester votes against a local congestion charge, killing off the idea for many other cities. The motoring group fears the workplace parking tax will give cash to hungry councils an alternative weapon with which to wage war...
  • Print Country -- Scum

    11/26/2008 4:58:37 PM PST · by Still Thinking · 14 replies · 634+ views
    I needed to reload the driver for my HP 5650 due to a recent rebuild of my PC, and I was hesitant to go to HP, because I wanted the driver, not 80MB of ads and crapware/spyware. So I went to Drivers.com, gave them all kinds of personal information to be able to login only to learn this was a printer they didn't have the driver for. Then I went to Print Country, who advertises "free drivers" answered a somewhat less intrusive list of questions, submitted X-rays and a DNA sample, and got my download link -- to the HP...
  • Troopers cracking down on drivers around semis (Indiana)

    10/22/2008 5:23:51 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 9 replies · 565+ views
    wthr website ^ | 10/22/08 | Ray Cortopassi
    Ray Cortopassi/Eyewitness News Indianapolis - Police can see you, but you can't see them. Indiana State Police are now watching how you drive around semis from inside the trucks. Eyewitness News rode along Wednesday to see how the new stealth program works. 681 crashes and 763 deaths: 2007 numbers show how dangerous it is getting on the road. Of the crashes involving semis, Indiana State Police say a little more than half are caused not by the truck, but by the passenger vehicle. "When this truck and trailer is loaded, it's like a rolling freight train. It takes a lot...
  • AD: Obama Wants Social Security for Illegals

    10/22/2008 4:25:11 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 32 replies · 1,525+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/user/NRTPac ^ | OCT 22,2008 | The National Republican Trust Pac
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  • Getting Tough on 2 Million Illegal Alien Drivers ( TEXAS )

    10/11/2008 11:18:09 PM PDT · by kellynla · 13 replies · 769+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | October 12, 2008 | staff
    After the Texas Department of Public Safety estimated 2 million of its 16 million licensed drivers are illegal aliens, the state is denying illegals access to IDs and driver's licenses. Texas is now requiring applicants to prove legal citizenship status before they can receive or renew their driver's licenses. And the plan goes one step further: Legal immigrants are now required to have their licenses stamped with "temporary visitor" and an expiration date for the applicants stay in the U.S. – a tip-off for police. Public Safety Commission Chairman Allan Polunsky of San Antonio told the Houston Chronicle he came...
  • Drivers could have speed limited by satellite devices[UK]

    09/18/2008 12:12:22 PM PDT · by BGHater · 25 replies · 181+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 15 Sep 2008 | Telegraph
    Drivers could have their speed controlled by satellite to stop them from breaking the limit following a Government trial of new technology. Cars fitted with the system would have their speed automatically monitored by satellites, which would also be programmed with the speed limits for different roads. A motorist who tried to accelerate beyond the speed limit would find the system stopping the car from going any faster or issuing a warning instructing them to slow down. The Department for Transport is set to back the system known as Intelligent Speed Adaptation. It follows lengthy trials conducted in Leeds in...