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Is speed limit outdated for many busy roads?

Is discretionary driving good driving? A number of large busy roads have a 35 mph speed limit. During rush hour traffic you're lucky to go 30 mph on these roads, let alone the time it takes to get through a traffic light with backed up traffic. When traffic is moving freely, the usual speed …

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Drive near speed limit or turn in your keys

To drivers who insist on driving 10 to 15 miles an hour below the posted speed limit, I say this: The person trapped behind you may be responding to a family emergency, needing to get to the hospital ER to comfort an injured child or parent or maybe just needs to find a bathroom in a hurry. …

December 17, 2013 12:00 am

Lawmaker: Mileage charge could replace state gas tax

INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana lawmaker is ready to look at replacing the state gasoline tax with a per-mile charge to offset declines in gas tax revenue due to fuel-efficient vehicles.

October 16, 2013 6:15 pm Related

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Several injured in Lake Station three-vehicle crash

Several injured in Lake Station three-vehicle crash

LAKE STATION | Several injuries were reported following a three car crash Monday morning at Central Avenue and Ripley Street, police said.

October 07, 2013 6:58 pm

New Illinois law bans cellphone use while driving

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois motorists could face a $75 fine if they are caught using their cellphone without a hands-free device beginning Jan. 1.

August 16, 2013 6:50 pm

Lawmakers consider upping penalties for uninsured motorists

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers driving without auto insurance soon could find themselves facing steep fines or even stranded at the side of the road as their uninsured vehicles are impounded.

August 09, 2013 6:30 pm
Mock crash; sobering message

Mock crash; sobering message

Hobart High School students watch as district officials and Hobart police team up to present Every 15 Minutes, a reminder to teens before prom not to drink and drive.

April 29, 2013 6:24 pm
Mock crash; sobering message

Mock crash; sobering message

Hobart High School students participate in a mock car accident as part of Every 15 Minutes, a national program to encourage safe practices.

April 29, 2013 6:23 pm
Mock crash; sobering message

Mock crash; sobering message

Hobart High School students participate in a mock car accident for Every 15 Minutes, a national program to remind teens before prom not to drink and drive.

April 29, 2013 6:23 pm
Mock crash; sobering message

Mock crash; sobering message

Hobart High School students participate in a mock car accident as school officials and Hobart police team up together to present Every 15 Minutes, a reminder to teens before prom not to drink and drive.

April 29, 2013 6:24 pm
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Smiling teenagers in a car

April 23, 2013 9:32 am

Illinois House committee endorses ban on drivers' use of hand-held cellphones

SPRINGFIELD | A proposal to ban the use of hand-held cellphones while driving a car was endorsed in a House committee Wednesday.

February 20, 2013 8:00 pm
Console Color

Console Color

January 22, 2013 9:34 am
Couple in convertible car smiling

Couple in convertible car smiling

January 22, 2013 9:35 am

INDOT prepping roads for possible winter weather tonight

The Indiana Department of Transportation said Tuesday it has dispatched crews to ensure roadways and bridges are safe for travel in anticipation of snowfall.

December 25, 2012 3:20 pm
Sobering homecoming message

Sobering homecoming message

Nicole Wernes talks about alcohol awareness in front of Clark High School students. Wernes was in a car accident in 1995 when she attended Crown Point High School. Her friend died in that accident following a party where they had been drinking.

September 27, 2012 5:44 pm
A sobering homecoming message

A sobering homecoming message

Nicole Wernes talks to Clark High School students about the car accident she was in when she was in high school.

September 27, 2012 5:44 pm
A sobering homecoming message

A sobering homecoming message

Nicole Wernes talks to Clark High School students about making bad decisions before the Hammond school's homecoming celebration. Her friend died in a car accident in which Wernes was driving following a party where they had been drinking.

September 27, 2012 5:44 pm
PEER Awareness, IUN work to put the brakes on texting while driving

PEER Awareness, IUN work to put the brakes on texting while driving

David Letson, 19, of Portage, has difficulties trying to drive and text Monday while using a simulator at Indiana University Northwest in Gary. The university partnered with PEER Awareness to bring to campus AwareTXT, a texting-while-driving simulator experience.

September 17, 2012 4:46 pm
PEER Awareness, IUN work to put the brakes on texting while driving

PEER Awareness, IUN work to put the brakes on texting while driving

Jennifer Guizar, 19, of St. John, tries her best to text and drive while using a simulator at Indiana University Northwest.

September 17, 2012 4:46 pm
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