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Frank Fellone

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Drivetime Mahatma: Bike ahead in Conway: Pass at all?

posted: 02/06/2016 3:34 a.m. Discuss

Sir: In Conway there are many streets that are two lanes, no shoulders, and striped as no passing. That is, double yellow. Some of these streets are posted as "bicycle friendly." To be clear, if I come up behind a bicycle on one of these streets, moving at about 5 mph, it would be unlawful for me to move over to pass? By the way, is the 3-foot rule a law or a suggestion? -- Frustrated in Conway

Drivetime Mahatma: Suspension fines piled? Law a balm

posted: 01/30/2016 2:15 a.m. Discuss

An opportunity to help drivers with multiple fines for driving on a suspended license is now in progress. District Judge Vic Fleming, who presides over Little Rock's traffic court, has asked that the word be spread. We'll do our best to make it make sense.

Drivetime Mahatma: Taillights too, in rain, say readers

posted: 01/23/2016 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: You were not quite on target about headlights on in the rain, snow and sleet. While newer cars have running headlights, they don't have running taillights. It's as important to be seen from the rear as it is from the front during inclement weather. That requires turning on the lights. -- Barbara

DRIVETIME MAHATMA: Wipers on? Headlights, too, is law

posted: 01/16/2016 3:42 a.m. Comments 3

Dear Mahatma: How can we get people to turn on their lights in the rain? Flashing signs should be set up to remind drivers that when it's raining and their wipers are on, their headlights have to be on, too. -- Sharon

Drivetime Mahatma: Kvetching on perilous crossroads

posted: 01/09/2016 2:34 a.m. Discuss

A couple of weeks ago, intersections were discussed here. Readers were invited to pass along their least favorite. Some did, bless their hearts.

Drivetime Mahatma: It's vexing, that texting on freeway

posted: 01/02/2016 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: I drive from Conway to Little Rock every day. I am amazed and frightened at the number of people who text and drive. Usually they're in the far left lane, driving much slower than surrounding traffic. What should I do? -- Conway Twitter

Drivetime Mahatma: Street sense often lost at crossroads

posted: 12/26/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: What is the worst-designed intersection in Arkansas? Could it be Markham Street and University Avenue in Little Rock? -- J.D.

James Robert Daniel

posted: 12/20/2015 3:58 a.m. Discuss

BALD KNOB -- Four Army Rangers walk into a backyard in Bald Knob.

Drivetime Mahatma: Clarendon span isn't prettified

posted: 12/19/2015 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Dear Drivetime: I live in Clarendon, where the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department completed a new bridge over the White River. I can't help but think the agency feels rural folk lack the ability to appreciate aesthetics. The Big Rock bridges have pine trees imprinted. Overpasses in Conway, Lonoke and Fayetteville have an impression of the state. We have -- gray concrete. Another issue is that the bridge has been finished for months but hasn't been opened. What gives? Can you get the Highway Department to show us some love? -- Unappreciated

Songs by the score

posted: 12/13/2015 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Before the digital music revolution -- way before -- there was the piano.

Drivetime Mahatma: You'd be a Yule fool to cut tree

posted: 12/12/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: When you drive along our interstate highways you often see a lot of cedar trees in the medians. The trees have wonderful shapes and would make pretty Christmas trees. Is there a law that says a citizen couldn't cut down one of those trees? Doing so might even make it easier for the medians to be mowed. Can you find the answer? -- Loves Real Trees

Drivetime Mahatma: Slide-prone hill by I-40 scooped up

posted: 12/05/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

O Digger of Facts and Assorted Information: Can you tell us what the heck is going on with the dismantling of the hill along the Interstate 40 westbound merging ramp at Crystal Hill? Day after day, mechanical claws load truckloads of dirt from that hill. -- Curious Traveler

Drivetime Mahatma: 'Step out of the car': Who says?

posted: 11/28/2015 3:17 a.m. Comment 1

Dear Mahatma: Do the police have the right if they stop you to make you get out of the car? It's my understanding that you must have your driver's license, proof of insurance and title info, but what else can they make you do? -- Robert

Drivetime Mahatma: Big Rock's dark lights spurn juice

updated: 11/21/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: Driving through the Big Rock exchange the other night, it was very dark. None of the big, new light poles was lit. Please don't tell me the copper wires have already been stolen. To whom do we complain, city or state? -- Jerry

Drivetime Mahatma: Searcy job finish date is early '16

posted: 11/14/2015 3:24 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: Please check on the Arkansas 13 expansion, also known as the Searcy bypass. Work started at least 3½ years ago, yet is nowhere near completion. Stoplights were installed more than a year ago and the intersection is nowhere near complete. The whole project appears to be a fiasco. -- Frustrated in Searcy



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