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

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Your transportation related headlines for Tuesday, May 16th, 2017.

Study: Leading Global Cause Of Adolescent Death Is Road Accidents - World Health OrganizationUN’s Agenda 21 War On Private Car Ownership Makes This Conclusion Suspect

Letter: Distracted Driving Is Only Part Of The Problem; Bad Driving Habits Also To Blame - Chicago Tribune

In A Triumph Of Low Information Logic, Streetsblog Voodoo Traffic Engineers Claim That 20,000 Car Trips On Cornell Avenue Can Be Replaced With Crappy S. Side Public Transit, Which Takes Commuters Absolutely Nowhere They Need To Go - Chicago Streetsblog

Red Light Cameras At Route 83/22nd Street To Remain Off, Pending Oak Brook Court Case - Chicago Tribune

City Of Big Potholes: Is Asphalt The Best Choice For Chicago’s Streets - WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago

Three Directors, Including Chairman, Remain On Tollway Board - Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago-Based Spothero, Wageworks Team Up For Pretax On-Demand Parking Near Your Job - Chicago Tribune

Editorial: Roundabouts An Intriguing Option For Intersection Improvements - Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago’s Crappy Bike Infrastructure Has Reduced Crashes - Chicagoist

Car Hating Crackpot Cheers Edgewater’s New Wrong Way Bike Lane - Edgewater Observer; And Photo Show Bikers Are Already Not Obeying The Signs For Proper Cycling Direction, Adding To The Confusion And Danger Of Biker Versus Driver Conflicts; As Federal Highway Administration Has Warned: ‘Contra-Flow Bike Lanes On A One-Way Street Are Not Usually Recommended. They May Encourage Cyclists To Ride Against Traffic, Which Is Contrary To The Rules Of The Road And A Leading Cause Of Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Crashes’

CTA Holds Second Meeting To Sell The Public On TIF Fraud Financed Red Line Boondoggle - Chicago Streetsblog

Chicago Hospital Giving Away 1,000 Bike Helmets - CBS 2 ChicagoMeanwhile Streetsblog, Bike Activists Refuse To Wear Bike Helmets, Putting The Responsibility For Safety On Everybody But Bikers Themselves

How Should Overgrown, Dirty Stretch Under Skyway Be Revamped - DNA Chicago

No Compromise Reached On Controversial Jefferson Park Project - Nadig Newspapers

Children’s March Downtown This Weekend - DNA Chicago

The 606 Could Be Getting Bathrooms At Trail’s Far West End - DNA Chicago

‘Almost Marathoners’ To Run The Entire Length Of Halsted Street - DNA Chicago; This Woman Is Missing 6 Toes — And Still Runs Half Marathons - DNA Chicago

Schaumburg Cracking Down On Roadway Panhandlers - Chicago Daily Herald

Evanston Rejects Access Road Along CTA Tracks For Subdivision In Wilmette - Evanston Now

City Council Opposes Rahm’s Proposed Taxpayer Hold Up - Chicago Sun-Times

Suit: Uber Driver Who Was Attacked By Passenger Sues Uber, Passenger - Chicago Sun-Times

Suspended Indiana Officer Plans Insanity Defense In Hit And Run, Attorney Says - Chicago Tribune

Chiraq Report – 14 Wounded In Monday Shootings Across Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times

Carjacking, Robbery Leaves Man Shot In Back In S Loop - DNA Chicago

Man Shot In Drive-By Near Chicago-Evanston Border In West Ridge - DNA Chicago

Two Drive Bys Within An Hour In Back Of The Yards - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman Killed In Gary Crash Between Semi, Medical Transport Vehicle - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Fatally Crushed By Semi In Lemont - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Injured After School Bus Hits Car On Southwest Side - Chicago Tribune

Chicago’s Rail Hub Is A Train Wreck — Here’s The Fix - Chicago Tribune

Dozens Join Des Plaines River Search For Missing Teen Who Jumped From Railroad Bridge - Chicago Tribune

Trailblazing Cyclist Has Tips For Enjoying The Ride - Chicago Tribune

Recommended Bike Route To Get To Big Marsh - Chainlink

Will Trump EPA Target CA Electric-Car, Emissions Rules — Not Yet, Maybe — Here’s Why - Green Car Reports

Donald Trump Wants US Highways To Be ‘Great Again’ So Drivers Will Have To Pay ‘Bigly’ - International Business Times

The Car Ownership Death Spiral Predictions Continue - Daily Mail

One In Four Consumers Expects Driverless Cars To Be Dominant Form Of Transport By 2027 - IoT Tech News

Industry Leaders Meet To Examine Future Of Driverless Vehicles And Artificial Intelligence - Eversheds Sutherland

Study Shows a Small Number of Autonomous Cars Can Improve Traffic Flow - The Merkle

Self-Driving Cars: Who Gets Stuck With The Highway Bill - The Car Connection

Ford CTO Talks Autonomous Cars, Competing With Silicon Valley - PC Mag

Ford Motor Co. Plans Job Cuts To Boost Profits, Report Says - Chicago Sun-Times

GM Commits To ‘Green’ Natural Rubber For Millions Of Tires - Auto News

Audi, Porsche Fuel Pump Recall Expands By 292,000 Vehicles - The Car Connection

High School Students In Georgia Test A New Award-Winning App To Reduce Distracted Driving - Governing

These Are the Most Ridiculous Car Mashups You’ll Ever See - Car Keys

NHTSA’s Summer Driving Tips 2017 - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Senator Will Oppose All Transportation Nominees Over Stalled California Rail Project - The Hill

Free Ride May Soon Be Over — Oregon Legislators Want To Tax Bike Sales - U.S. News And World Report

Opinion — Privatizing Air Traffic Control Would Pose New Risks To National Security - The Hill

Number Of Passengers Bumped Off Flights Remains Low - The Hill

 

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

  1. Jeff says:

    In A Triumph Of Low Information Logic, Streetsblog Voodoo Traffic Engineers Claim That 20,000 Car Trips On Cornell Avenue Can Be Replaced With Crappy S. Side Public Transit, Which Takes Commuters Absolutely Nowhere They Need To Go – Chicago Streetsblog
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    Cornell takes commuting drivers between LSD and Skyway, something public transit cannot do. Streetsblog logic FAIL.

  2. Jeff says:

    Chicago’s Crappy Bike Infrastructure Has Reduced Crashes – Chicagoist

    Car Hating Crackpot Cheers Edgewater’s New Wrong Way Bike Lane – Edgewater Observer; And Photo Show Bikers Are Already Not Obeying The Signs For Proper Cycling Direction, Adding To The Confusion And Danger Of Biker Versus Driver Conflicts; As Federal Highway Administration Has Warned: ‘Contra-Flow Bike Lanes On A One-Way Street Are Not Usually Recommended. They May Encourage Cyclists To Ride Against Traffic, Which Is Contrary To The Rules Of The Road And A Leading Cause Of Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Crashes’

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    All the bike projects in the world won’t make a difference if bikers blow off traffic laws and put themselves in danger.

  3. Jeff says:

    Study: Leading Global Cause Of Adolescent Death Is Road Accidents – World Health Organization; UN’s Agenda 21 War On Private Car Ownership Makes This Conclusion Suspect
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    UN’s marxist agenda makes anything they put out automatically invalid.

  4. Jeff says:

    Red Light Cameras At Route 83/22nd Street To Remain Off, Pending Oak Brook Court Case – Chicago Tribune

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    How does Oak Brook Terrace see this as a win if neighboring Oak Brook decides to fight fire with fire, and use street projects to divert traffic away from Oak Brook Center that funds Oak Brook Terrace’s budget?

  5. Jeff says:

    City Of Big Potholes: Is Asphalt The Best Choice For Chicago’s Streets – WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago
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    Use of substandard material for potholes ensures full employment for connected contractors.

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