NTSB Recommends Ban on Driver Cell Phone Use

by Amanda Harrington ’12 The five member panel of the National Transportation Safety Board  (NTSB) now recommends that states ban all driver use of cell phones and other portable electronic devices; This includes hands-free use. Currently 30 states and the District of Columbia have laws against phone use while driving. The recommendation is based on a deadly highway pileup that … Read More

Speed Cameras Trap Drivers

by Vicky Florian ‘14 Four cameras caught 97,000 drivers last year that were going at least 12 mph over the speed limit. For many, this number confirms the fact that the speed limits of Montgomery County streets are too low. Traffic engineers have found that drivers travel at the speed they feel most comfortable and safe, regardless of the actual … Read More

Driving Me Insane

by Connor Martin ’13 The hype over getting a learner’s permit or a driver’s license is in no way overrated or underrated. However, the entire process seems like a teenage version of Mount Everest. Then once the time to climb comes around, all of the people who anticipated the test start shaking in their boots. There is a good reason … Read More

Speed Cameras Amount to No Good

by Rebecca Stussman ‘12 Yesterday, driving innocently home from a grueling day of school, I was almost rear-ended. Was I texting while driving? Was I speeding? Was I reading a book or even listening to the radio? No. I was slowing down to avoid getting my picture snapped by one of those delightful, picturesque speed cameras, which are now in … Read More