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

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, June 16th 2017.

While The Nationwide Road Fatality Rate Increased Slightly, Many Of The Safest States Have Banned Red Light Cameras And Speed Cameras - The Newspaper

Robbers Targeting Drivers Stopped At Lower Wacker Stoplights - DNA Chicago - KEEP YOUR WINDOWS CLOSED, DOORS LOCKED!

Ricketts, Alderman Tunney In Standoff Over Cubs’ Demand For 81 Plus Days Of Street Shutdowns In Lakeview Every Year - Chicago Sun-Times

Oak Brook Abruptly Drops Red Light Camera Lawsuit - Chicago Tribune

State’s Attorney Foxx Won’t Prosecute Most Financial Traffic Cases - Chicago Sun-Times

Texas Passes Traffic Stop Reform, After Jailhouse Death Of Naperville Resident Sandra Bland - Governing

Western Overpass Project Is Almost Done — But One More Lane Closure Coming - DNA Chicago

Tollway, Canadian Pacific Resume Talks On O’Hare Western Access - Crain’s Chicago Business

Halted Illinois Road Projects Bad News For Contractors - Crain’s Chicago Business

This Little Piggy Was Found Along An Indiana Interstate, But Story Has A Sad Ending - CBS 2 Chicago

48th Ward Alderman Looking To Bring More Traffic Clogging, Hazardous Wrong Way Bike Lanes To The Area - 48th Ward; 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’

Gladstone Park Meeting Held On Pedestrian Safety Issues - Nadig Newspapers

Mayfair Meeting Discusses Taxi Business, Lack Of Crosswalks - Nadig Newspapers

North Center Town Square Final Concept Unveiled; How Much Will Get Built - DNA Chicago

New Bridgeport Boathouse A Sign Of Neighborhood Rebirth Along The River - DNA Chicago

New Gold Coast Apartments, On Surface Parking Lot Site Off Lake Shore Drive, Clear City Panel - DNA Chicago

New Apartments Near O’Hare Opposed By Napolitano, Citing ‘Density’ Concerns - DNA Chicago

First New Building Of Lathrop Homes Redevelopment Scores Construction Permit – Future Riverwalk Planned - Curbed Chicago

Developer Submits Plans For TOD Project In Evanston - Evanston Now

City Street Fairs This Weekend - Taste Of Randolph St.Pride Fest

Drivers Can Test Out Elmhurst Road Diverging Diamond Intersection Friday - Chicago Daily Herald

Weekend I-55 Lane Closures Start Friday Night In SW Suburbs - Chicago Sun-Times

Gearhead Workspace Opens Doors To DIY Car And Motorcycle Enthusiasts - Chicago Tribune

At 64, Local Racer Still Knows The Way To Victory Lane - Chicago Tribune

Treat Dad To A Corvette Show On Father’s Day In Libertyville - Chicago Tribune

Sticky Bugs Cover Cars In St. Charles - Chicago Daily Herald

Wisconsin Lawmaker Proposes Per Mile Fee For Heavy Trucks In Wisconsin - Wisconsin Public Radio

Chicago Based Boeing Dancing With A Dictator Thanks To Iran Deal - The Hill

Could Illinois Be The First State To File For Bankruptcy - CBS News; What’s A Junk Bond And Why Illinois Will Be America’s First Junk State - Illinois News Network

Emanuel Donor And Alderman’s Husband Face Fines For Improper Lobbying - Chicago Sun-Times

Toni The Taxer Preckwinkle Wants 4 More Years To Steal Your Money - Chicago Tribune; Zorn: 10 Reasons Cook County Must Rethink Toni’s Stupid Soda Tax - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Police SUV Spray-Painted Overnight In Jefferson Park - Chicago Sun-Times

Shooter Who Killed Buffalo Grove Woman On Highway Can Seek Freedom In Just 6 Months - Chicago Daily Herald

Man Gets 8 Years For Shooting Tow Truck Driver In Elgin - Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Men Drove Onto Park Ridge Man’s Lawn, Pointed Gun At Him In Attempted Robbery - Chicago Tribune

Tips Lead To Arrest In Fox Lake Gas Station Break-In - Chicago Daily Herald

Motorcyclist Killed In Morton Grove Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

Semi Strikes NW Indiana Overpass After Driver Forgets To Lower Trailer - Chicago Sun-Times

Police Track Stolen Phone, Nab Thieves At CTA Grand Station - DNA Chicago

Editorial: Public Transit Hope On The Horizon – For Some - Chicago Daily Herald

Prosecutors: North Avenue Beach Stabbing Suspect Stopped From Stolen Bike Getaway By Samaritan - Chicago Sun-Times

A Soggy Chicago Bike To Work Rally - Chicago Streetsblog

Chicago Teaches Adults To Ride Bikes - Chicago Tribune

Iowa Supreme Court Deals Another Blow To Traffic Camera Tickets - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Editorial: Coordinated Traffic Stops And The Fourth Amendment - Washington Post

World Offers Cautionary Tale for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan - The New York Times

Gasoline Prices Likely To Remain Low — For Now At Least - Washington Post

Air Bag Maker Takata To File For Bankruptcy This Month: Sources - Reuters

Wall Street Analysts Are Predicting US Auto Sales Are Doomed — But They Couldn’t Be More Wrong - Business Insider

Study: Jeep, Ram Diesels Emit Up To 20 Times The Legal Limit Of Pollutants - The Car Connection

Is Diesel Doomed After the Volkswagen Scandal - The Atlantic

Amazon To Buy Whole Foods, Boost Food Delivery Business - CNBC

New York City Council, NYPD Clash Over Bill To Make The Department Provide Information On Surveillance Tech Like Stingrays - New York Daily News

Oregon The First To Let People Identify As ‘Nonbinary’ On  Drivers Licenses - Governing

Lyft Sets Goal Of 1 Billion Autonomous Electric Rides Per Year By 2025 - Tech Crunch

Uber’s Sexism Lesson: How Not To Build A Tech Company - Chicago Tribune; The Biggest Question Facing Uber Technologies Now - Motley Fool

San Francisco Calls For Changes To Ridesharing Industry - Android Headlines

US States Could Not Set Self-Driving Car Rules Under Republican Plan - Reuters

Is ‘Cars 3′ Warning Us Against Driverless Cars - Decider

Why Apple’s CEO Spilled a Secret on Driverless Cars - Bloomberg

Envisioning The Car Of The Future As A Living Room On Wheels - The New York Times

Five Ways Smart Cities Will Change Driving Forever - Telegraph

The Coming Revolutions That Will Change How We Get Around - Jefferson Pubic Radio

Wireless Charging Of Moving Electric Vehicles Overcomes Major Hurdle In New Stanford Research - Stanford University

Mass. Woman Who Sent Boyfriend Texts Urging Him To Commit Suicide In His Truck Guilty Of Manslaughter - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Escaped Georgia Inmates, Who Killed Guards On Prison Bus, Captured In Tennessee By Armed Homeowner After Manhunt - Chicago Tribune

Bodycam Showing Fatal Shooting Of Man At Traffic Stop Played At Milwaukee Officer’s Trial - Chicago Tribune

Police Officer Who Shot Minn. Driver Found Not Guilty - The Hill

LAPD Says Cadets Stole Police Cars, Led Cops On Chases That Ended In Crashes - Chicago Tribune

Vandals In NY Alter Highway Sign To Read ‘Crooked Hillary’ - The Hill

Cities Look To New Predictive Tool To Meet Vision Zero Goals - Gov Tech

47 States Now Prohibit Texting While Driving - Multi Briefs

Engine Downsizing Comes With Downside - Ward’s Auto

How To Survive A Road Trip With Kids - Gas Buddy

Why Can’t America Have Nice Rest Stops - Eater

Engineer Creates World’s Friendliest Car Horn - Auto Blog

Google Self-Driving Spinoff Waymo Eyes System For Combating Tailgaters - Silicon Beat

How To Make Money By Parking Your Car At The Airport - Forbes

Trump’s New Cuba Policy Restricts Tourism, Military Business - The HillThe Hill

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

  1. Jeff says:

    48th Ward Alderman Looking To Bring More Traffic Clogging, Hazardous Wrong Way Bike Lanes To The Area – 48th Ward; 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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    Bikers coming the wrong way down a one way street are a menace especially as you pull out of a driveway or alley. These wrong way bike lanes just normalize bad and dangerous behavior

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