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Drivetime Mahatma: A theory: Scofflaws tax-addled

posted: 04/21/2018 3:24 a.m. Comments 2

A wise perceptive letter was printed on the Voices page the other day. It was written by John Brayman of Little Rock. He remarked on our column about people who drive with expired temporary tags. Our advice was to get information from the tag, visit a city attorney and ask that a warrant be issued.

DRIVETIME MAHATMA: U.S. 67/167 'corduroy' on fix-it list

posted: 04/14/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: Is there any plan to repair or reconstruct the outside (truck) lane between Cabot and Searcy on U.S. 67/167? Some of it has become quite corduroy in places and very rough to drive on. -- Letter Writer

Drivetime Mahatma: DRIVETIME MAHATMA: Left turns on avenue often blind

posted: 04/07/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Dear Sir: Why is it so difficult to see to turn left heading south on University Avenue. If there is a car in the opposite turn lane you must wait until it has turned to see. My main difficulty is between 12th Street and Asher. -- Derek

Drivetime Mahatma: DRIVETIME: Here's how state's online map can report live traffic conditions

updated: 04/02/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Sir: How does IDrive know when there are traffic slowdowns at intersections, interstate highways and other locations around the state? -- Buller from Conway

DRIVETIME MAHATMA: How to report bad driver of state car

posted: 03/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Dear Mahatma: Is there a website or a phone number to report state-owned vehicles speeding on the interstate? -- Solid Citizen

DRIVETIME: U.S. 67/167 road work getting old

posted: 03/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Dear Mahatma: Got a call from an Arkansas State University teacher who lives in Little Rock and commutes to Jonesboro. (Insert several exclamation points.) She's fed up with the construction work through Jacksonville that's been going on for years. I never see anybody working, and the cops don't patrol the area. She is scared to drive slow through there because people tailgate. How much longer? -- Old (and growing older) Friend.

Drivetime Mahatma: Computer, not swami, opens bids

posted: 03/10/2018 3:10 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: In the newspaper, the Arkansas Department of Transportation is always "opening low bids" on projects worth a gazillion shekels. This amazes me. Do they have a staff swami who holds the bids to his head and declares "This is the one?" How does the Mahatma feel about having a swami working his town? -- Impressed

Drivetime Mahatma: Use 2 lanes to merge, go in peace

posted: 03/03/2018 2:44 a.m. Comments 3

Dear Mahatma: I often encounter the convergence of two lanes of a highway or access road to one, with signage seeming to give ownership of the resulting single lane to one row of vehicles. The result is often a long line of cars proceeding slowly in one lane and refusing entry to those in the other. Wouldn't peace and safety be enhanced by requiring both lanes to merge carefully rather than attempting to give precedence to one or the other? -- One Seeking Guidance

Drivetime Mahatma: No signs on on-ramp? Accelerate

posted: 02/24/2018 2:35 a.m. Comments 2

Dear Mahatma: I have tried several times to get a definitive answer to this question and hope you can help. If you turn from a county road with a speed limit of 35 mph onto an entry ramp that is approximately a half-mile long, merging into a divided highway with a posted speed limit of 60 mph, what is the speed limit on the ramp if no speed limit sign is posted? -- Nick

Drivetime Mahatma: Sweepers, hands snag road debris

posted: 02/17/2018 2:55 a.m. Comments 2

Sir: With the frequent use of concrete bunker-like lane dividers on our four- and six-lane highways, the trash problem increases, an unintended consequence, perhaps, of that design. How is the above addressed? Slow-moving street sweepers, human or mechanical, must be hazards. -- Jennie

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