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Patchwork of SD driver’s ed programs under review

May 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Public Safety has begun reviewing the state’s assortment of driver’s education programs, and one instructor says she would be open to more teaching guidance.

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Collisions with snowplows cost everyone

February 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLMAR — When a snowplow clearing snow and ice from roads gets plowed by another vehicle, it’s usually the other vehicle that ends up a wreck.

But the cost of that accident — which may be caused by motorists using cruise control, driving to…continue reading on

Pennington County bans texting while driving

October 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — The Pennington County Commission has joined a number of other South Dakota local governments in banning texting while driving.

The South Dakota Legislature has refused so far to pass a statewide ban, so some eastern South Dakot…continue reading on

Stop for the buses: Children put at risk by drivers who ignore the law

September 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

A 2009 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report, the latest available, states that on average 19 children die in school transportation-related accidents each year. Harlow’s Bus Service manager Burton Lewton and his crew in Dickinson are worried that Dickinson Public Schools students will become part of that statistic if area drivers don’t start following the law and stopping for in-service school buses. Continue Reading

Tickets for driving too slow rare in Fargo-Moorhead, police say

August 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO A Minnesota man made headlines last week for having his license taken away for driving too slow, a situation police officials in Fargo-Moorhead say is rare here. Continue Reading

55+ driver improvement courses offered in September

August 20, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

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Many teens’ rides are tied to parents’ wallet

August 9, 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

N.D. tightens law on driving without insurance

July 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The long arm of the law will soon hold a shorter leash when it comes to proving you have liability insurance to drive in North Dakota. Continue Reading

Most drive to avoid parallel parking challenge

July 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The all-glass front offers Dakota Harvest Bakery workers Mike McCullough and Blue Weber a clear view of parallel-parking efforts on North Third Street in downtown Grand Forks. Asked if such efforts can be amusing, they simultaneously burst into laughter. Continue Reading

ACLU: Police record license plates by the millions

July 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic

A rapidly growing network of police cameras is capturing, storing and sharing data on license plates, making it possible to stitch together people’s movements whether they are stuck in a commute, making tracks to the beach or up to no good.
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