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Many teens’ rides are tied to parents’ wallet

August 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The Beach Boys sang about a 16-year-old girl who had “Fun, Fun, Fun” until her daddy took her T-Bird away. Danny Zuko and his best friend Kenickie, along with the rest of the T-Birds turned a jalopy into Greased Lightning, saved the day and won the hearts of all the Pink Ladies and countless TV teens couldn’t wait to get their driver’s license. Continue Reading

No wheelage tax for Lake County — yet

July 25, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Drivers in St. Louis County may soon join others around the state in paying a wheelage tax, but Lake County drivers won’t be added to that list. At least not yet. Continue Reading

Governor addresses Sioux Falls’ driver exam wait times

July 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is authorizing overtime and extending the hours of operation at Sioux Falls driver exam stations to address long wait times.
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Cell phone ban for commercial drivers takes effect

January 3, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON The new year has begun with a new federal law prohibiting commercial vehicle drivers from the use of hand-held mobile phones, stemming from an announcement made by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in November. Continue Reading

State sells drivers’ info for a total of $70,000

October 14, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Think your name, address and title information is kept private when you register a vehicle? Think again.
The South Dakota Division of Motor Vehicles sells information it collects from residents to three vehicle data collection companies. The data is delivered to the firms every month.

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Wanted: Drivers to test mileage tax system

April 19, 2011 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota transportation officials are looking for a few good drivers for a test program that might someday lead to a mileage-based tax.
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Renewed push for N.D. teen driver restrictions

March 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Dakota Senate’s Transportation Committee is going over teen driver legislation today that would require young drivers to get extra driving experience before they could drive without adult supervision. Continue Reading

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Businesses deserve spurge

January 14, 2011 in INFORUM

The Forum’s recent dubious leafy spurge distinction to drivers who insist upon driving in horrible weather, thus putting themselves and others in danger, deserves a footnote. Continue Reading

It’s still slick out there; troopers respond to 9 crashes in Alexandria region

January 6, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Recent calls for service and crashes that Minnesota State Troopers responded to proved that despite the passing of the recent blizzards and opened roadways, motorists still need to exercise extra caution. Continue Reading

Don’t veer for the deer

November 13, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

“Don’t veer for deer” is the message to Minnesota motorists as the state’s deer population becomes more active during mating season at a time when deer-vehicle crashes historically spike. Continue Reading