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  • Vatican issues "10 Commandments" for good motorists

    06/19/2007 6:42:11 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 28 replies · 492+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jun 19, 2007 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Thou shall not drive under the influence of alcohol. Thou shall respect speed limits. Thou shall not consider a car an object of personal glorification or use it as a place of sin. The Vatican took a break from strictly theological matters on Tuesday to issue its own rules of the road, a compendium of do's and don'ts on the moral aspects of driving and motoring. A 36-page document called "Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road" contains 10 Commandments covering everything from road rage, respecting pedestrians, keeping a car in good shape and avoiding...
  • FReep This Poll: Left Lane (i.e., Fast Lane) Drivers

    06/18/2007 9:35:25 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies · 607+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | June 18, 2007 | North County Times/The Californian
    FReep this Poll! "When driving on the freeway, do you most often move over to the right lane to allow faster drivers to pass or do you maintain your speed and lane?" Move over Maintain
  • Lefties Launch 'Move Over' Campaign (Left Lane Drivers Unite!)

    06/18/2007 1:49:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 124 replies · 3,078+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | June 17, 2007 | Dave Downey
    Lefties launch 'Move over' campaign By: Dave Downey - Commentary Sunday, June 17, 2007 Look out, all you left-lane campers. Soon, you could be approached from behind by an impatient commuter with the words "move over" and a giant arrow pointed in the direction of the No. 2 lane pasted across his or her windshield. Those drivers who routinely get irritated when you create those mile-long backups now have a polite way of communicating with you. For $29, they can buy their very own "move over" windshield decals through the Web site leftlanedrivers.org. The site was set up earlier this...
  • Drive for safer roads gains speed (Will flipping the middle finger cost you $1,000?)

    06/15/2007 3:55:37 PM PDT · by Coleus · 25 replies · 583+ views
    Home News Tribune ^ | 06.15.07 | MICHAEL RISPOLI
    A variety of driving restrictions were advanced Thursday by lawmakers in three separate committees aimed at improving road safety in New Jersey and increasing driver accountability.  A proposed ban on text messaging while driving was expanded to include language upgrading the existing ban on talking on a hand-held cell phone while driving to a primary offense. That would give police the authority, for the first time, to pull drivers over even if they're not seen committing any other offense.  "This is a phenomenon that is exploding," said Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, D-Gloucester, sponsor of the texting-ban proposal. "It is highly dangerous,...
  • Man Suspected Of Shooting Officer Released

    06/09/2007 7:18:16 PM PDT · by SubGeniusX · 10 replies · 917+ views
    WCCO.com ^ | Jun 8, 2007 3:39
    (AP) Anoka, Minn. Anoka County authorities have released without charges a man suspected of shooting and wounding an undercover Robbinsdale police officer. Martin Treptow,35, says he fired to protect his wife and two toddlers inside the family SUV. The Anoka County attorney's office says Treptow was released after Thursday's incident in Coon Rapids, but the investigation was ongoing. Coon Rapids police say Treptow and a 27-year old officer in an unmarked car got into a dispute on the road. After angry words and gestures, Treptow pulled his SUV up to the driver side of the other car, stopped at a...
  • Driver Arrested In Minivan Dragging Death (Road rage in Florida)

    06/05/2007 7:10:20 AM PDT · by dennisw · 56 replies · 1,582+ views
    local10 ^ | POSTED: 9:53 pm EDT June 4, 2007
    Driver Arrested In Minivan Dragging Death Police Believe Man Attempted To Flee Country NEW YORK -- A Coral Springs man is being detained in New York in the death of a woman who was dragged for several miles under a minivan after trying to stop the driver from fleeing a collision. Abdelaziz Hamze, 24, was discovered aboard an Athens-bound flight at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport around 4:20 p.m. Monday, according to Broward Sheriff's Office. It is believed Hamze, a U.S. citizen who was born in Lebanon, purchased his ticket to Greece following the murder, police said. Athens is...
  • Police: Woman dragged to death under minivan

    06/04/2007 4:08:57 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 57 replies · 1,177+ views
    CNN.COM ^ | June 4, 2007
    Police: Woman dragged to death under minivan FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP) -- A woman trying to stop a motorist from fleeing after a collision was dragged for several miles to her death under the man's minivan, officials said Monday. Authorities said they were still searching for the minivan's driver. Sandra Hall was in a Cadillac that was struck by the minivan Sunday night, Broward County sheriff's officials said. The minivan was driven away with the Cadillac in pursuit, and when both vehicles were stopped in traffic Hall got out and stood in front of the minivan, authorities said. The minivan...
  • Broward Sheriff's Office announce arrest in dragging death (Abdelaziz Hamze - ROP at work?)

    06/04/2007 3:40:50 PM PDT · by Caipirabob · 11 replies · 1,413+ views
    Sun Sentinel - Sparky the Parrot's Favorite Target ^ | Posted June 4 2007, 5:58 PM EDT | By Macollvie Jean-François, Brian Haas & Andrew Tran
    Lauderdale woman dragged for miles, killed after confronting hit-run driver UPDATE: Broward Sheriff Ken Jenne announced Monday afternoon the arrest of a man at New York's John F. Kennedy airport in the dragging death of Sandra Hall, 44, of Fort Lauderdale, according to news reports. Sheriff Jenne identified the suspect as Abdelaziz Hamze, 24, of Coral Springs. He said BSO investigators were on their way to New York to interview him.
  • "Left Lane Drivers Unite!" - LEFT LANE DRIVERS of AMERICA

    05/15/2007 12:01:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 440 replies · 6,191+ views
    LeftLaneDrivers.org ^ | 2007 | LeftLaneDrivers.org
    LEFT LANE DRIVERS of AMERICA “If you’re not a Left Lane Driver then get out of the Left Lane!” Traffic has become increasingly congested and tempers flare as slower drivers occupy what has been historically referred to as the “fast lane”. It’s time to get that Left Lane back! It is our considered opinion that not only will traffic move more smoothly and more quickly once the Left Lane is used in the way it has been designed but also headaches, frustration, bad tempers and road rage will all be greatly reduced when this pressure valve is released. It’s time...
  • Miami holds top spot on rude driver list

    05/15/2007 9:14:39 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 6 replies · 551+ views
    Yahoo Via AP ^ | Tue May 15, 9:07 AM ET | By SARAH LARIMER, Associated Press Writer
    MIAMI - For the second straight year, rude Miami drivers have earned the city the title of worst road rage in a survey released Tuesday. Miami motorists said they saw other drivers slam on their brakes, run red lights and talk on cell phones, according to AutoVantage, a Connecticut-based automobile membership club offering travel services and roadside assistance. Other cities near the top of the rude drivers list were New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
  • Miami holds top spot on rude driver list

    05/15/2007 8:41:43 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 102 replies · 1,386+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2007 | SARAH LARIMER
    MIAMI - For the second straight year, rude Miami drivers have earned the city the title of worst road rage in a survey released Tuesday. Miami motorists said they saw other drivers slam on their brakes, run red lights and talk on cell phones, according to AutoVantage, a Connecticut-based automobile membership club offering travel services and roadside assistance. Other cities near the top of the rude drivers list were New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
  • Road-rage deaths draw 2 life terms

    04/17/2007 11:07:32 AM PDT · by JZelle · 58 replies · 2,036+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4-17-07 | Valerie Richardson
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Jason Reynolds never planned his victims' deaths, never saw their faces, never even knew their names before they died. But Reynolds was sentenced yesterday to two life terms without parole in a precedent-setting case that saw him convicted of first-degree murder resulting from a lethal case of road rage. Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour yesterday lambasted Reynolds, a 34-year-old gravel-pit worker, for his "universal malice" and said he doubted he could ever be rehabilitated.
  • Road rage blamed in car crash that kills 2

    04/14/2007 1:25:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 1,711+ views
    Patriot-News ^ | April 12, 2007 | Irvin Kittrell III
    '98 top wrestler, woman traded gestures with other driver, police say The Harrisburg-area man and woman in the Chrysler Sebring convertible exchanged obscene gestures with the driver of a pickup truck for some distance through morning commuter traffic on Interstate 270 near Frederick, Md., witnesses told Maryland State Police. Moments later, Christian M. Luciano, 28, and his passenger, Lindsay L. Bender, 25, were dead. Without warning, the driver of the pickup swerved into the left lane, in front of Luciano's 1998 Sebring, and slammed on his brakes, police said. Luciano, a former Pennsylvania high school state wrestling champion, swerved his...
  • Police: Grandma drove with woman on hood (Drove 1.6 miles @ 35-40 mph with victim hanging on)

    03/09/2007 7:18:27 AM PST · by Stoat · 20 replies · 881+ views
    Northwest Cable News ^ | March 8, 2007 | David Krough
    Police: Grandma drove with woman on hood  01:52 PM PST on Thursday, March 8, 2007  By DAVID KROUGH, kgw.com Staff VANCOUVER, Wash. - A Vancouver woman was charged with hit-and-run after a wild ride down the street Wednesday. According to Kim Kapp of Vancouver Police, 69-year-old Virginia Martin got into an altercation with another driver after a reported fender bender at Wy'East Middle School while they were picking up kids Wednesday.   Related Content (Please click on the article's link for this video content) Police said the other driver, who was not identified, got out and asked to exchange insurance...
  • Riders testify against cabbie [More on Nashville Jihad]

    02/27/2007 6:10:46 AM PST · by Alouette · 14 replies · 1,087+ views
    Tennessean ^ | Feb. 27, 2007 | Sheila Burke
    Because of FR rules, we can only link but not excerpt. Summary: At preliminary court hearing, the victims testified that the cab driver ran them over after they disapproved of his statement that Hitler had done the world a great service by attempting to exterminate the Jews. This was the content of the "religious disagreement" mentioned in earlier reports.
  • Ice-Throwing Driver Spared From Prison

    02/21/2007 12:16:03 PM PST · by rawhide · 23 replies · 1,043+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 21, 2007, 1:17PM | The Associated Press
    STAFFORD, Va. — A woman convicted of a felony for throwing a cup of ice into a car that cut her off in traffic was sentenced to probation instead of prison, a judge ruled Wednesday. Jessica Hall faced between two and five years in prison after she was convicted last month of maliciously throwing a missile — the cup of ice — into an occupied vehicle. No one was injured in the incident last summer. "The facts of this case ... suggest that the sentence in this case should be reduced," Judge Frank A. Hoss Jr. told Hall, who thanked...
  • Cabbie Charged with Assault (Nashville Muslim Puff Piece - ROP trumps attempted murder)

    02/19/2007 7:17:44 PM PST · by Imgr8t · 40 replies · 1,189+ views
    Fox 17 News in Nashville - ^ | February 19, 2007
    Cabbie Charged with Assault 02-19-2007 -- Nashville, TN FOX 17 NEWS HERE'S SOME ADVICE FOR YOUR NEXT CAB RIDE...DON'T TALK ABOUT RELIGION. METRO POLICE SAY AN ARGUMENT OVER THE SUBJECT LEAD ONE CAB DRIVER TO RUN OVER A CUSTOMER NEAR VANDERBILT. UNITED CAB COMPANY DRIVER IBRAHIM AHMED IS IN CUSTODY TONIGHT.. CHARGED WITH ASSAULT AND ATTEMPTED MURDER. AHMED IS MUSLIM AND AUTHORITIES SAY AN ARGUMENT OVER RELIGION WITH TWO CUSTOMERS GOT SO OUT OF HAND YESTERDAY....HE RAN ONE OF THEM OVER....AND TRIED TO HIT THE OTHER. FRIENDS SAY THE WHOLE ORDEAL IS SURPRISING CONSIDERING HOW WELL AHMED IS RESPECTED IN...
  • PRAYER REQUEST--Young husband and father killed

    02/19/2007 6:03:33 PM PST · by GatorGirl · 136 replies · 8,419+ views
    Self | Self
    I know Freepers are wonderful when it comes to praying for our FReeper family and FRiends. A friend of ours was killed last night in a road rage incident coming home from Daytona. He leaves a sweet wife and three young children--the third just an infant. I know our Lord will hear your prayers and bring strength to this family. Thanks! GG
  • Police: Doctor charged after waving gun at another driver

    02/05/2007 2:00:11 PM PST · by lightman · 26 replies · 1,199+ views
    The York Dispatch ^ | 5 February AD 2007 | Christina Kauffman
    Police: Doctor charged after waving gun at another driver CHRISTINA KAUFFMAN The York Dispatch Article Last Updated: 02/05/2007 10:46:34 AM EST A Shrewsbury Township physician had his gun permit seized, and he was charged with simple assault for allegedly brandishing his .357 magnum at a Maryland motorist on Interstate 83, police said. State police said 22-year-old Lovar Belnavis of White Hall was driving south on I-83, near the Shrewsbury exit, about 9:30 Friday morning. He illegally stayed in the left lane, the passing lane, though he was not passing any vehicle in the right lane, police said. Police said Dr....
  • Cobb targets cyclists (Cobb County, Georgia)

    01/23/2007 1:20:01 PM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 134 replies · 2,029+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 1/23/07 | CRAIG SCHNEIDER
    With its flat surface, wide shoulders and lack of parked cars, Columns Drive near Marietta draws dozens of cyclists on a nice day, including many who use the somewhat remote road as their training track, riding lap after lap up and down the 2 1/2 mile street. But angry residents who live along the road in upwards of million-dollar homes say the cyclists whip along the street three or more abreast, cutting off cars, robbing the roadway and scaring people even as they step out to check their mailbox.