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

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Your transportation related headlines for Monday, July 3rd, 2017.

Drive Safe On July 4th! – This Is A Big Weekend For Fatal Accidents - Market Watch; How Cyclists Can Stay Safe on the Road - Wall Street Journal

Rauner Signs Bill To Reform Abusive Civil Forfeiture Of Cars, Other Property - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Metropolitan Agency For Planning Looks At Driverless Cars - Chicago Tribune

Editorial: Chicago’s ‘Chunnel’: Does Chicago Need A Subterranean Superhighway To O’Hare - Chicago Tribune

Rahm Makes A Fool Of Himself In NY Times; Bragging About CTA Service; Wants To Tax Drivers For Public Transit Boondoggles - The New York Times

Pyke — Crosswalks, Interchanges And Buses To O’Hare On Readers’ Minds - Chicago Daily Herald

North Avenue Pedestrian Bridge To Be Open For 4th Of July - DNA Chicago

Driver Pulls Gun On Critical Massholes Who Reportedly Sat On His Car - Crime In Wrigleyville

Active Transportation Alliance Pushes Dangerous Wrongway Bike Lanes In Edgewater - Active Transportation Alliance; Taxpayer Supported ATA Ignores The Fact That 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’

China’s Bike Chaos, Biker Lawlessness Is Cautionary Tale - Bicycling

Low Information Celebritard Cheers Traffic Clogging Chicago Bike Lanes - Chicago Sun-Times

New Parks Along North Branch Pushed By Aldermen; Meetings Set On Plans - DNA Chicago

S Side Golf Course Project Proposal Is Sub-Par - Chicago Tribune

Office Project To Replace Surface Parking In Fulton Market - Curbed Chicago

Restaurant Replaces Schuba’s Parking Lot In Lakeview - Curbed Chicago

Harwood Heights Residents Object To Proposed Car Wash Over Traffic, Parking, Noise Issues - Nadig Newspapers

Ald. Hairston Backs Off Rezoning As Solution To 71st Street’s Problem Businesses - DNA Chicago

Evanston TOD Projects Gets Adusted - Curbed Chicago

July 4 Parades In MayfairEdgebrook

50-Plus Places To Catch Fireworks In The Suburbs - Chicago Daily Herald

‘Land Of Lincoln’ On License Plates Doesn’t Cut It Anymore - Chicago Tribune

As Uber Fights PR Woes, Lyft Gains In Chicago Market - Chicago Tribune

Illinois Receives First Application For Oil Fracking - Illinois News Network

Milwaukee Uber Ride To Summerfest Turns Into $900 Bill Thanks To Surge Pricing - ABC 12 Milwaukee

History Just As Much A Part Of 1936 Chevy As Its Turn Signals - Chicago Daily Herald

How Carriage Driving Could Come To Wauconda-Area Preserve - Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago Based United Frequent Flyer Miles May Not Stretch As Far, Starting This Fall - Chicago Tribune

Rauner to Veto Illinois Income Tax Hike - NBC 5 Chicago; With All Reforms Now Off the Table, Illinois Faces Disaster No Matter What - WirePoints

People’s Republic Of Oak Park Jettisons Democracy, Refuses To Allow Vote On Minimum Wage - Chicago Tribune

Source: FBI Agent’s Car Stolen On West Side - ABC 7 Chicago

Delivery Drivers Robbed, 1 Driver’s Car Stolen In Bronzeville, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Police: Northbrook Man Catches Burglars In The Act, Takes Keys From Stolen Vehicle - Chicago Tribune

2 Men Charged With Burglaries, Vehicle Thefts In Winthrop Harbor - Chicago Sun-Times

Indiana Father Fends Off Attempted Child Abduction, After Suspect Ask For Help For Disabled Car - ABC 7 Chicago

Discarded Fireworks Set Garage On Fire In Wauconda - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Faces Drug Charges After Arrest In Car Near Elgin Park - Chicago Sun-Times

Gas Station Robber In DuPage Jail Slashes Cell Mate - Chicago Tribune

Unlicensed Cabbie, 62, Hit In Head With Gun, Shot In Foot By Passengers - DNA Chicago

Chiraq Report – 55 Weekend Shootings, 5 Fatal Police Say - DNA Chicago; Halfway Through 2017, Violence Remains Stubbornly High In Chicago - Chicago Tribune

32-Year-Old Man Wounded In Humboldt Park Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

27-Year-Old Man Wounded In East Garfield Park Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman Injured in Roseland Drive By - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Chicago’s West Side - NBC 5 Chicago

Man Killed In E Garfield Park Motorcycle Crash - Chicago Tribune

Little Village Man Killed In I-290 Crash Near Elmhurst - Chicago Sun-Times

Man In Wheelchair Fatally Struck By Vehicle In Unincorporated McHenry - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Dies After Being Struck By Car In Hammond Hit-And-Run - Chicago Sun-Times

Semi Driver Killed In Crash On I-80 Near Joliet - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman Charged With DUI In Fatal Chicago Heights Crash Released On Bond - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Charged In 4 Attacks, Admits To Molesting Dozens Of Women On CTA, Authorities Say - Chicago Tribune

A Chance Encounter With An Elderly Gentleman On A CTA Bus - Chicago Now

Leveled 115th Street Metra Station Featured On Monthly Pass - DNA Chicago

Aurora Woman Hopes Metra Riders Will Relish Her Hot Dogs At Downtown Chicago Kiosk - Chicago Tribune

Vehicle Struck By Metra Train In Round Lake Park, Woman Injured - Chicago Sun-Times

Train Derailment Dumps Thousands Of Gallons Of Crude Oil In Plainfield - Chicago Tribune

Man Shot While Riding Bicycle In Austin - Chicago Sun-Times

Missing Lake County Bicyclist Safely Located - Chicago Daily Herald

Interior Opens Public Review Of Offshore Drilling Plan - The Hill

Court Rejects Trump’s Delay Of EPA Oil Drilling Pollution Rule - The Hill

Ford, GM, Hyundai US Sales Dip, May Drag Industry Down - ABC News

Are Auto Loans In Trouble - National Motorists Association Newsletter

Top 10 Most American-Made Cars - Chicago Tribune; These 15 Vehicles Will Make You Smile This July 4 Because They Are So American - TheStreet

Tesla Says Its Model 3 Car Will Go On Sale Beginning Friday - Chicago Sun-Times

Truckers Who Carry Your Favorite Goods To Market Are Being Cheated To Save You Money - Chicago Tribune

Don’t Let Partisan Bickering Slow Self-Driving Car Development - PC Mag

Advice For States On Driverless Cars - National Motorists Association Blog

Autonomous Vehicles Could Change The Lives Of People Who Are Most In Need - Futurism

Before They Hit the Road, Driverless Vehicles Will Take Over Warehouses - Technology Review

Waymo’s Self-Driving Vans Learn How To Drive Near Police Cars - NBC 2 Ft. Myers

Self-Driving Cars Mean Cops Won’t Have Excuses To Pull People Over - Motherboard

Renault-Nissan Alliance Plans Driverless Car Sharing - The Newswheel

Autonomous Cars Will Bring A Moveable Feast Of Products And Services - TechCrunch

Plane Bursts Into Flames As It Crashes On California Freeway - ABC News

Cars Submerged In Flash Floods In Utica; Major Roads Impassable - Big Frog 104

Pa. Road Rage Suspect Turns Himself In, Faces Murder Charges - CNN

Only In Florida: Florida Man Accidentally Shoots Self In Genitals, After Climbing Into His Car And Sitting On His Gun In The Driver’s Seat - ABC Tampa Bay

Scientists Create Ride-Hailing Tech That Hides Your Travel Data - Engadget

Gas Mileage Varies Based On Octane, Geography - Chicago Tribune

How To Ditch The Commute, Make A Living Without Leaving Your Home - Chicago Daily Herald

10 Reasons Why Your Car Is Going To Get Broken Into Or Stolen - The Cheat Sheet

Caution! These 10 Cars Score Low In Important Safety Categories - The Cheat Sheet

Daimler’s New Bus Tech Will Automatically Brake For Pedestrians - C-Net

Transportation Dept. Withdraws From Northeast Rail And Tunnel Project - The Hill

Could Air Travelers Be Forced To Expose Their Reading Materials To TSA Screeners - Chicago Tribune

Abu Dhabi Airport Now Exempt From U.S. Laptop Ban - Chicago Tribune; White House Aide: New Aviation Rules Most Comprehensive Revision Since 9/11 - The Hill

Five Questions Hanging Over Trump’s Travel Ban - The Hill; Justice Roberts’ Fingerprints Seen On Travel Ban Decision - The Hill

Rising Temperatures Could Bump You From Your Flight - Chicago Tribune

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

  1. Jeff says:

    Driver Pulls Gun On Critical Massholes Who Reportedly Sat On His Car – Crime In Wrigleyville

    If the Critical Mass doesn’t start policing the asshole riders, someone is going to get shot one of these days.

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