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KickingTiresU.S. traffic fatalities are at a record low despite drivers traveling farther than they did in 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study of traffic injuries and fatalities in 2009...
Who's on Team Gloucester?On the night of Jan. 17, 18-year-old Jessica Lin West was driving a pickup with two intoxicated passengers before pulling over at Hazel's Store in Harcum to hand the keys to Michael Early, 20, so he could show her "how......
KickingTiresIn 2008, 11,773 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To prevent or curtail drunken-driving fatalities, nearly 1.43 million drivers were arrested in 2007 on suspicion of driving...
Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsOne of the sad truisms of American politics is that the candidates who have the least chance of winning often make the most sense. I realized this back in 2003, when I attended an early debate among 2004 Democratic presidential......
Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsSo far, the prosecution has over-promised and under-delivered in the Jim Leyritz DUI manslaughter case. In her opening statement, prosecutor Stefanie Newman said two witnesses would testify that Leyritz, the former New York Yankee, ran a red light when...
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Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsFormer New York Yankee Jim Leyritz will learn today whether he'll get jail time for his December 2007 drunk-driving wreck that killed Fredia Veitch, a mother of two who had also been drinking that night. Sentencing is set for 2......
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KickingTiresThe Virginia Tech Transportation Institute conducted the first extensive study of drivers texting in real-world conditions, and the results were not pretty. Researchers found that the risk of an accident was 23 times greater when drivers picked up a cell....
Mayo on the Side: Broward news columnist Michael Mayo | Sun-Sentinel BlogsWhen I wrote a blog item earlier this week about the suspected drunk driver who was apparently the victim of a false crash report by Hollywood police, I was surprised by the vehemence of anti-police sentiments by many commenters. Usually,......
Mayo on the Side: Broward news columnist Michael Mayo | Sun-Sentinel BlogsShe just got the biggest break of her life, with DUI charges dropped last week because Hollywood police were caught on tape talking about protecting an officer who rear-ended her car in February. If I???m Alexandra Torrens-Vilas, this is the......
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KickingTiresThe number of women arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol has increased by nearly 30% from 1998-2007, according to a report released this month by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. The increase was also confirmed by........
The Swampby Mark Silva TWD. There oughta be a law, says Ray LaHood, secretary of transportation, sponsoring a two-day conference in Washington starting today on: Texting While Driving. It should be illegal, nationwide, the DOT chief, a Republican former...
The Swampby David G. Savage The Supreme Court cast some doubt today on the legal authority of a police officer to pull over a suspected drunken driver based solely on a caller's tip. Over a strong dissent by Chief Justice John......
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