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Autos archive for May 2018

TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018

The details of driving matter

There are numerous benchmarks indicating achievement in driving proficiency. Avoiding crashes is one such mark and avoiding traffic tickets is another. But meeting those basic goals does not necessarily mean that you are driving perfectly. Some accident-free drivers may have straight fenders, but are only…

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SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018

MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018

Wildlife in the roadway

I recently wrote about the rapid emergence of pedestrians, bicycles and motorcycles occurring every spring. Along with that phenomenon, activity levels of deer, elk and other roaming animals rise with the warmer weather. I truly believe that instead of posting occasional “watch for deer” signs…

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SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018

MONDAY, MAY 14, 2018

The flashing yellow arrow

Flashing yellow arrows began appearing at certain intersections a few years ago. Initially, I was uncertain of their intent. Did it simply mean, as a typical yellow light indicates, that a red-light indication was imminent? If so, it might induce drivers to rush through that...

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SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018

MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018

70-degree pedestrian bloom

The first 70-degree days of 2018 occurred here last week. Sadly, it also marked a pedestrian death by way of automobile. The two events are somewhat related, with days warmer days putting people in peril as more of them venture out among motor vehicles. Worse,…

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