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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 10:37 AM
Teen-Parent Distracted Driving Event
The #1 threat to teenagers isnt drugs or crime...its traffic crashes. Douglas County Safe Communities Coalition, in partnership with Caseys Amusement Park and Dilley Zimny Insurance, would like ...
5/7/13 at 2:40 PM TEEN POSTER AND VIDEO CONTEST 2/26/13 at 12:12 PM
POCKET the PHONE...or POCKET the TICKET 4/17/12 at 9:49 AM
Die winter, die
I think winter needs to close its show and move out of town. I cannot remember a recent winter which has overstayed its welcome to such perfection as the one most current. As a young man near Viking,...
3/23/13 at 5:06 AM Letter to Dave 3/11/11 at 6:14 AM
Winter Driving, Prepare
Do you have an emergency car or winter storm kit? These make great gifts for family and friends. This kit should include the following: blanket or sleeping bag coffee can with a cover for emergency...
3/10/13 at 6:54 AM Drinking and Driving 5/14/10 at 10:24 AM
Toyota and Driving 4/25/10 at 5:27 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 6:35 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 10:50 PM
Flensburg Point System Reform: A necessity for travel in Germany?
The Flensburg Point system in Germany is one of the most well-structured and categorized systems used to track and crack down on reckless drivers on the roads as well as determine the severity of the...
4/26/12 at 2:55 AM The Flensburg Point System: 60 years of Ensuring Safety in Germany 4/4/11 at 6:47 AM
Legislative notebook: House sets off bigger fireworks, too
The House joined the Senate Monday in wanting to allow more powerful fireworks in Minnesota. However, unless the Senate accepts House changes, negotiators need to work out differences. Newly legal f...
4/24/12 at 4:24 AM Students work to limit lawmakers' 'get out of jail free' card 3/16/12 at 3:57 AM
A legislative question: To bond or not to bond? 4/12/11 at 11:29 PM
About the Minnesota Ignition Interlock Program
Minnesotans arrested for driving while impaired (DWI) that have a cancelled or revoked drivers license now have the opportunity to regain their driving privilegessooner by participating in the Minneso...
6/16/11 at 2:14 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 2:17 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 8:11 AM
Teens and Their Risky Habits
We have known for a long timethat young drivers are involved in a lot of accidents. 1.This is what we should talk to our teens about: Looking away from the road for 2 seconds can double your chance o...
4/8/11 at 4:57 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 10:15 AM
Taking Topic Suggestions
Dawn, thanks for the idea. And sorry. Because this probably isn't exactly what you meant. Maybe some of you suffer from SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. I have friends who do, and some of them ha...
1/10/11 at 5:43 PM Restraining Order 3/1/10 at 9:11 AM
The Eyes Have It. 2/11/10 at 9:17 PM
mama mondays: 'big backpack cleanout' strikes again
It happens almost every Monday morning -- the Big Backpack Cleanout. Most often, it unfolds in the van on the way to school, when the kids realize they'll need a clean slate for the week ahead. Often,...
12/14/09 at 2:52 AM