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

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Your transportation related headlines for Wednesday, July 5th, 2017.

Taste Of Chicago Begins – Street Closures Until Next Monday At 4PM - NBC 5 Chicago

Streetsblog Double Standard Ignores Reality, Excuses Reckless Riding By Bikers - Chicago Reader; Study: Bikes Hit More Pedestrians Than Previously Thought - Gothamist – In New York State Alone, Approximately 1,000 Pedestrians Are Struck By Cyclists Each Year, Necessitating Medical Treatment At A Hospital

Super-Sensitive Cyclist Snowflakes, Cuckoo Car Haters, Meet To Support CDOT Plan For Banning Cars From Milwaukee Avenue In Wicker Park - Active Transportation Alliance

State Budget Crisis Eliminates Funding For Holiday Traffic - CBS 2 Chicago

Emanuel Gets Slammed For His Delusional Dissing Of New York, D.C. Transit Systems - Chicago Sun-Times

Opinion: Rahm Has Destroyed The Taxi Industry - Chicago Sun-Times

Permit Granted For S. Michigan Avenue Hotel To Replace Parking Garage - Curbed Chicago

Chicago Skyline Now Has 33 Active Tower Cranes - Curbed Chicago; Supertall Wacker Drive Tower Taking Shape - Curbed Chicago

Owl Sculpture Now Greets Edgebrook Shoppers - Nadig Newspapers

Rahm’s Bag Tax Theft Is A Revenue Fail - Chicago Sun-Times

LETTER – Save The South Shore Nature Sanctuary From Golf Course - Chicago Sun-Times

North Ave Beach To Get New Eateries For Lakefront Trail - Chicago Tribune

Owner Reunited With Parrot That Flew The Coop At North Avenue Beach - Chicago Tribune

Maxwell Street And Other Chicago Memories - Chicago Tribune

Oak Brook-Based Company Brings Mechanics To A Car Owner’s Driveway - Chicago Tribune

Evanston Uses July 4th For Towing Cash Campaign - Chicago Now

Evanston Wayfinding Program Seeks New Direction - Evanston Now

Why Naperville Township Road District Merger Is Proving Difficult - Chicago Daily Herald

Blaze Near Burlington In Kane County Destroys 6-Car Garage - Chicago Daily Herald

Massive Bucket List Car Show Touches Down In Wisconsin - Chicago Tribune

Will There Be A Gym At O’Hare - Crain’s Chicago Business

Illinois House Set To Override Rauner Veto Of General Assembly’s Bloated Budget, Pension Ponzi Scheme, And Shameless Income Tax Theft - Politico; Illinois House, Be Careful With This Tax Hike. Where Are All Those Reforms - Chicago Tribune

Cook County Beverage Tax Is Arbitrary - Chicago Daily Herald

Cook County Commissioners Want To Issue ID Cards To Illegal Aliens, Felons – What Could Go Wrong - Chicago Sun-Times

17-Year-Old Charged With Stealing FBI Agent’s Car, Dragging Agent: Police - DNA Chicago

Signs Aimed At Curbing Huge Gang Parties Near United Center Vandalized - DNA Chicago

Teen Girl Accused In Uber Driver Fatal Stabbing Hospitalized, Misses Court - Chicago Tribune

Police: Man Attempted To Lure Girl, 9, To His Vehicle With Bag Of Candy In Maywood - ABC 7 Chicago

Indiana Police: Chicago Man Drove While Intoxicated With Infant In Car - Chicago Sun-Times

Chiraq Report – 8 Dead, 34 Wounded In Fourth Of July Shootings - DNA Chicago; More Than 100 People Shot In Chicago Over Long Fourth Of July Weekend, 15 Dead - Chicago Tribune

Man Shot While Driving In University Village - Chicago Sun-Times

Woman Shot While Riding In Vehicle In Hyde Park - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Chicago Police Officers Among 3 Injured in Crash - NBC 5 Chicago

3 Children Among 7 Hurt In West Garfield Park Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Injured After Crashing Into Squad Car On Lake Shore Drive, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Woman Run Over In Logan Square, Critically Injured, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Man Charged With Bridgeview Crash That Killed Motorcyclist - Chicago Sun-Times

Man, 26, Dies In Motorcycle Crash In Woodstock - Chicago Sun-Times

Man Seriously Injured When Car Goes Under Semi On I-80/94 - Chicago Sun-Times

6 Injured In Vernon Hills Crash - Chicago Sun-Times

2 Illinois Residents Arrested After Crash In NW Indiana - Chicago Sun-Times

60-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck By Vehicle In South Barrington - Chicago Sun-Times

Teens Rescue Deceased Shorewood Woman’s Child From Car Crash - The Joliet Herald-News

CTA Red Line Stations Resume Normal Operation After Edgewater Roof Collapse - ABC 7 Chicago

Metra Approved $2.7 Million For Lobbying Contracts. Why Doesn’t Anyone Care - Chicago Tribune

Chicago To Austin On Amtrak - Chicago Now

Investor Who Spotted Enron Fraud: Trump Infrastructure Plan Is ‘Fake Fiscal News’ - The Hill

States Yanking Electric-Car Incentives And Slapping On New Fees To Pay For Infrastructure - CNBC

Trump Voter Fraud Effort Seeks Drivers License Info From States - NPR Seattle

Editorial: Why Automakers Are Right To Ask Trump To Lower Efficiency Standards - Wisconsin State Journal

EPA Proposes Cutting Biofuels Mandate For 2018 - The Hill

Oil Companies Lobby Against New Russia Sanctions - The Hill

The Latest In The War On Cops: Jaywalking While Black - The New York Times

US Auto Sales, June 2017 - Business Insider

After Years of Growth, Automakers Are Cutting US Jobs - The New York Times

Volvo Is First Major Carmaker To Forgo Traditional Engines - CNBC

Volvo To Go All Electric With New Models From 2019 - Reuters; Volkswagens Will Start Talking To Each Other In 2019 - Flipboard

Takata Winds Down, But Recall Goes On And On - Auto News

With Takata Falling, Airbag Injuries and Recycled Airbags Take Center Stage - Lawyers And Settlements

Ram Diesel Owners Suing Fiat Chrysler, Engine Maker, Over Inflated Fuel Economy - Off-Road

Yamaha Recalls Over 22,000 Bikes Due To Handlebar Defect - Pittsburgh Legal Examiner

The Motorcycle Industry Is Dying - Bloomberg

Autonomous Vehicles: Moving Forward - Forbes

Car Companies’ Vision Of A Gradual Transition To Self-Driving Cars Has A Big Problem - Vox

Self-Driving Cars Just Had One Of Their Best Months Yet - The Verge

Buckle Up. The Future Is Driverless - Inc

My Test Drive In A Self-Driving Car - PcMag

How Video Games Helped Give Us The Self-Driving Car - Chicago Tribune

Self-Driving Car Guardian Angels Protect You From Yourself - WIRED

Will Self-Driving Cars Ruin The Great American Road Trip - USA TODAY

Lyft’s Autonomous Electric Vehicles Will Run On 100% Renewable Energy - Tree Hugger

Ford Exec Points To Great Progress On Driverless Cars - USA TODAY

Pedestrians May Want To Play Chicken With Self Drive Shuttles - Auto News

Forget Flying Cars, The Future Is Driving Drones - Singularity Hub

Rear-Wheel Steering Could Radically Change Pickup Trucks And SUVs - The Car Connection

Lyft Gets Boost From Uber’s Travails - San Francisco Chronicle

Lyft Is Closing The Gap Against Uber In App Downloads - Fast Company

Amazon Takeover Of Whole Foods Will Change How We Shop - Loop North News

E-commerce Leaves Malls Struggling To Stay Relevant - Crain’s Chicago Business

NJ Gov Chris Christie, Already Politically Damaged By Bridgegate Scandal, Doubles Down On Thug Behavior - CNN

Fla. Man Dies After Ramming Propane-Laden Car Into Apartment Building - USA TODAY

New York City Cop Fatally Shot In Police Vehicle; Gunman Killed By Officers - Chicago Tribune

Taxi Jumps Curb At Boston Airport, Injuring 10 Cabdrivers - Chicago Tribune

Planning A Road Trip? Here Are 10 Apps And Gadgets To Up Your Vacation Game - Chicago Tribune

Before You Buy An Older Car - National Motorists Association Blog

Not For Sale: 10 Cars People Refuse To Give Up - The Cheat Sheet

Prescription Drugs & Drugged Driving: What You Should Know - National Motorists Association Blog

This Dad’s Texts After His Kid Puked In The Car Will Make Your Day - Yahoo Style

How Trump’s Travel Ban Evolved - The Hill; DOJ Pushes Back On Hawaii’s Request For Clarity On Travel Ban - The Hill

International Travel To US On The Rise - The Hill

Canadian Man Indicted In Officer’s Stabbing At Flint Airport - Chicago Tribune

London Mayor Declares Punitive Tax On Private Car Ownership - The Newspaper

Horrific Bike Crash At Tour De France - CNN


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

  1. Jeff says:

    Streetsblog Double Standard Ignores Reality, Excuses Reckless Riding By Bikers – Chicago Reader; Study: Bikes Hit More Pedestrians Than Previously Thought – Gothamist – In New York State Alone, Approximately 1,000 Pedestrians Are Struck By Cyclists Each Year, Necessitating Medical Treatment At A Hospital

    About time someone told the truth about reckless bikers.

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