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Safety on the Roads, by Dave Werner

Test your Vehicle and Traffic Law IQ, 2021

An annual winter feature of these weekly columns is a 20-question quiz on Vehicle and Traffic Law and traffic control devices. The first 10 questions are true/false, and questions 11-20 are multiple choice. If you follow these weekly columns, you should do well, as all 20 questions are ...

Traffic death increase may be a result of COVID-19

A recent article (Jan. 1 by Christina Goldbaum) in the New York Times spoke to a deadly consequence of the pandemic — a significant increase in traffic deaths. When the pandemic hit New York City, cars seemed to disappear from many streets as the lockdown brought urban life to a halt and ...

Support for standardized vehicle and traffic laws

In early December, I proposed in my weekly article on Vehicle and Traffic Law and traffic safety that we should consider standardizing vehicle and traffic laws nationwide. In that article I described numerous traffic laws that differed from state to state and asked how drivers could possibly be ...

Know consequences of borrowing, lending vehicles

Have you ever borrowed someone else’s car? Have you lent your car to someone else? If so, are you aware of potential requirements and potential consequences? I had someone recently ask me who is responsible for the ticket if someone driving a borrowed car is ticketed for an expired ...

DWI could be a thing of the past

Alcohol has been a factor in 30% of U.S. roadway deaths every year for the past decade. Meanwhile, police arrest about 1 million people a year for alcohol-impaired driving. Systems that can detect the percentage of alcohol in the driver’s blood and prevent the vehicle from moving if it is ...

Santa has decided to deliver on Christmas Eve

It was nip and tuck, but in the end, Santa has decided that a virtual Christmas just wasn’t good enough. So, after contacting the best health experts he could and presenting his plan to deliver Christmas gifts around the world in spite of COVID-19, his plans have been approved and he has ...