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  • NHTSA Study Shows Ambivalence Toward Speeding

     
    Is it possible to believe that "slow and steady wins the race" while also feeling the need for speed? Evidently it is, according to a survey by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showing motorists' paradoxical positions on speeding. The......
  • Take a hike, rogue bikers

     
    By Jessica Reynolds Cyclists who run stop signs or fail to yield to pedestrians will soon face harsher penalties under a proposal Mayor Rahm Emanuel will introduce today. Any cyclist caught breaking a road rule will now be subject to......
  • Recall Alert: 2013 Tesla Model S

     
    Vehicles Affected: Approximately 29,222 model-year 2013 Model S electric cars equipped with 240-volt NEMA 14-50 Universal Mobile Connector adapters. The Problem: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reporting that during charging, the...
  • PennDOT, Turnpike Commission: "We know what you're thinkin'..."

     
    As Detective Harry Callahan famously intoned, as he trained a huge handgun onto the face of a cornered criminal in the 1971 classic "Dirty Harry": "I know what you're thinkin'. 'Did he fire six shots, or only five?' Well, to tell you the truth, in all...
  • Study: Romance, Road Trips Go Hand in Hand

     
    For the more jaded among us, the notion of road tripping with a spouse conjures echoes of shrill-voiced admonitions like, "You're driving too fast!" or "I told you to take the northbound exit!" A recent study conducted by love-and-relationship website.......
  • PennDOT honors employees for efficiency, safety; claims $50 million in savings

     
    This just in from PennDOT. I'll put it out there pure, edited simply to comport with Morning Call style guidelines, and let my fellow warriors pass judgment as they may. Sept. 19, 2013 --PennDOT Presents 23 Employees with IdeaLink Awards to Honor...
  • Automakers Want NHTSA to Lighten Up on High-Beam Rules

     
    Automakers are asking U.S. safety regulators to lighten up on headlight restrictions. They want to implement new headlight technologies that allow motorists to use their high beams without blinding other drivers. European and Japanese automakers, in...
  • Lehigh Valley Air Show

     
    Here's one of many signs that I'm getting old. As we enjoyed Sunday's aerobatics and diplays at the Lehigh Valley Air Show, I told a friend that I had attended a media day a few years before for the last......
  • Coopersburg motorist agrees with the Warrior: Many speed limits are set too low

     
    Bill Winkler of Coopersburg sent this interesting email recently. I'm will you 1001 percent, Bill, as the column from a few years ago (copy follows your letter) shows. Thanks, Bill! -------------------------------------- Hi Dan, This morning's article...
  • Try a traffic-signal tweak at Route 22's MacArthur Road Interchange

     
    A number of readers have reported worse-than-usual traffic jams on MacArthur Road at the Route 22 interchange construction site in the past month or so -- basically, since the new traffic signals south of 22 have been activated. It's particularly bad...
  • NHTSA Unveils Plan to Improve Safety for Older Motorists

     
    Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically ??? and with it, that group's numbers of injuries and deaths. Because of this, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway...