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How Old is Too Old?
Recently I was driving within the city limits with my 8 year old daughter. As I typically do, I travel about 35 miles per hour when the posted speed is 30 mph. Surprisingly I quickly approached the ...
5/21/13 at 11:37 AM
Life in “Standby” Mode?
It is the second half of the school year, and I am traveling quite a bit around the state of Minnesota. As the dean of students for an online school, my primary role is to deal with attendance issues....
3/1/13 at 7:35 AM
Yangshuo or Bust
Hello Readers! This is the last time you'll have the pleasure to hear (or that I'll get to bug you) about my fund-raising drive for my book and eBook based on the articles on this blog. The book will ...
6/1/12 at 11:50 PM
Driven to distraction
On your morning commute to work or school today, did you notice what the motorists around you were doing? Were they yakking on their cell phone while sipping coffee or eating breakfast? Were they fidd...
4/20/11 at 3:17 PM
From Bridges to Borders: How Carelessness is destroying our (Historic) Bridges
It is a scene that drives everyone up the wall: a driver turns off the main highway onto a gravel road in an overweight truck carrying a trailer with oversized equipment. The total weight is 9 tons ...
4/14/11 at 9:11 AM
House agrees to higher fine for knowingly driving on closed roads
BISMARCKDrivers knowingly out on closed roads in hazardous conditions need to face bigger fines, state lawmakers ruled Tuesday. The House voted 60-34 to increase the fine from $20 to $250 after much ...
3/29/11 at 4:05 PM Senate passes amended texting while driving bill 3/28/11 at 2:53 PM
UPDATED: Distracted driving, texting bills get do-not pass recommendations 3/25/11 at 4:37 PM
Just say "No"
Peer pressure can be a tough thing, but we all need to just say, No. Stand your ground. Especially when someone in a big 4-wheel drive pickup comes roaring up behind your little Chevy Malibu and proc...
2/21/11 at 5:21 PM Driving and thinking 5/5/10 at 6:26 AM
Areavoices Digest #18 - Feb 9, 2011 - Have you seen these blogs?
Thanks for your feedback about the areavoices directory. I'm still wading through it blog by blog, revising and updating information. You can now see the directory on the blog sections of your home pa...
2/9/11 at 11:15 AM
Winter Driving Lessons
This winter weather seems to bring out the best of the worst drivers in the area. Perhaps you have come across or got stuck behind a few bad drivers recently. Maybe you havent, in which case you are...
1/21/11 at 5:54 PM
AOL News: Lost male drivers waste $3,000 in gas
AOL news reports: "Men waste more than $3,000 in fuel costs because they refuse to ask for directions when lost, according to a British study released as motorists across the U.S. prepare to load...
9/6/10 at 2:30 PM Japanese driving schools offer plush options like lessons in BMWs 5/13/10 at 6:56 AM
Driving Conditions Treacherous, Even in Town
The visibility in the country and fringes of town is absolutely horrible, and despite our small army of plows and sand/salt tossing folks, the roads are slippier than a greased monkey. (Go ahead, you...
1/7/10 at 5:50 AM Driving Conditions Still Pretty Yucky 12/28/09 at 9:21 AM
Post-Blizzard Worthington Traffic Report 12/9/09 at 8:23 AM