“The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective

EDITOR’S NOTE: We’re introducing a new regular feature at The Expired Meter. It’s a hopefully daily feature that spotlights interesting automobile transportation story headlines from around Chicago, the nation and the world by our new contributor Otto Mobile.

Please add any stories we missed that you find interesting (along with your clever and/or funny headlines) to our comments section.

Finally, we make no bones about the fact that we are clearly ripping off the idea for this feature from our friend John Greenfield over at Streetsblog who’s been doing something like this for several years. And as they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Thursday’s Headlines

By Otto Mobile

Conference highlights dangers that pedestrians increase through “distracted walking” (Chicago Tribune)

Active Transportation Alliance Director Ron Burke offers same old nonsense in support of Ashland BRT  (Chicago SunTimes)

Lawsuits challenging red light cameras are becoming a cottage industry (Reuters)

Federal government will move toward electric/hybrid for its vehicle fleet (Washington Post)

Resident Challenges Legality Of East Dundee Red Light Camera Contract (Elgin Courier)

One Response to “The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective

  1. Jeff says:

    Conference highlights dangers that pedestrians increase through “distracted walking” (Chicago Tribune)

    Can’t tell you how any times I’ve had pedestrians walk right in front of my moving car at a green light, texting on their phone or otherwise distracted by their ear buds — completely oblivious to the fact that the light says “don’t walk” and that a moving car will have to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting them.

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