May 14, 2013

Tougher drunken driving threshold recommended

WASHINGTON — States should cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half — from .08 blood alcohol level to 0.05 — matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries, a U.S. safety board recommends. That’s about one drink for a woman weighing less than 120 lbs., two for a 160 […]

Mar 29, 2013

Nearly 7,000 ticketed for speeding on ICC

LAUREL — Nearly 7,000 speeding tickets have been issued to drivers on the Intercounty Connector since it opened in November, 2011. That’s according to documents obtained by WTOP, which reports that nearly 200 of the tickets were to drivers traveling less than 65 mph in a 55 mph zone. The speed limit rises Saturday on […]

Sep 14, 2012

Prince George’s Co. to install more cameras

PALMER PARK — Prince George’s County police are installing new surveillance cameras to deter the vandalism of speed cameras in the county. Authorities say the new cameras will watch over the speed cameras. Police Maj. Robert V. Liberati says one such camera is already up and he plans to have about a dozen more installed […]

Sep 1, 2012

Power captures pole in Grand Prix of Baltimore

Will Power is so dominant on the streets of Baltimore, his competition on the IndyCar circuit is running out of ideas how to beat him to the finish line. “I’m thinking I’m probably going to take him out and continue on,” rival Scott Dixon said with a grin Saturday after Power captured the pole in […]

Aug 23, 2012

New Md. law will require helmets for moped drivers

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland State Police are notifying residents that a new law will require motor scooter and moped operators and riders to wear a helmet and eye protection. The law, which goes into effect on Oct. 1, also requires that motor scooters and mopeds be titled and insured. The drivers of motor scooters and mopeds […]

Aug 12, 2012

Prince George’s town faces suit over speed camera tickets

Riverdale Park has been illegally using its network of speed cameras to illegally issue thousands of speeding citations, according to a $5 million class action lawsuit filed against the town.

Jun 20, 2012

Stop hogging the left lane!

This is for all those slow-poke drivers who hog the left lane – the passing lane – by driving at less than the posted speed limit. The Delaware Senate has unanimously, and without debate, passed a bill prohibiting slow-moving vehicles from remaining in the left lane and impeding traffic on Delaware highways. First-time offenders can […]

Apr 10, 2012

Drivers to pay 6 percent more for gas this summer

NEW YORK — U.S. drivers will pay an average of 24 cents more per gallon for gasoline during this summer’s travel season, the government said Tuesday. Gasoline will cost an average of $3.95 per gallon from April through September, an increase of 6.3 percent from the same period last year, the Energy Information Administration predicted. […]

Mar 23, 2012

Drivers snatch ‘snow globe’ of cash on I-270

HAGERSTOWN — Dozens of drivers stopped to grab fistfuls of money after thousands of dollars spilled from an armored truck along a Maryland highway Friday and created what one motorist called one big “snow globe of cash.” Attorney Heather Kelly said she was driving on Interstate 270 to her office in Frederick when she passed […]

Mar 22, 2012

Unhappy public not sure who to blame for high gas

LOS ANGELES — Families canceling vacations. Fishermen watching their profits burn up along with their boats’ gasoline. Drivers buying only a few gallons of gas at a time because they can’t afford to fill the tank. From all corners of the country, Americans are irritated these days by record-high fuel prices that have soared above […]

Mar 14, 2012

Hagerstown puts in 1st speed-enforcement camera

HAGERSTOWN — The city of Hagerstown has installed its first speed-enforcement camera near an elementary school. The camera was put up on Tuesday on Northern Avenue at Crofton Road near the Fountaindale Elementary School. Police Capt. Mark Holtzman tells the Herald-Mail of Hagerstown newspaper that a 30-day warning period began on Tuesday. After that, motorists […]

Jan 3, 2012

Woman takes unique road to sue Honda over mileage

TORRANCE, Calif. — A woman who expected her 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid to be her dream car wants Honda to pay for not delivering the high mileage it promised. But rather than joining other owners in a class-action lawsuit, she is going solo in small claims court, an unusual move that could offer a bigger […]

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