posted: 08/29/2015 4:52 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: What are the plans to improve Kanis/Heinous Road between Shackleford and Chenal Parkway? It's already horrible and will get worse when those apartment complexes under construction are opened. -- Everett
updated: 08/22/2015 3:32 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: Often when it rains, cars fall off Interstate 630 from the westbound lane, just past University Avenue. They slide down the hill behind the Sears auto shop. This picture was taken yesterday as two vehicles, one a car and the other a pickup, both fell off the road within minutes of each other. The photo was taken from my office in the Doctors Building. Notice the grass, how torn up it is from vehicles falling off over the past few days. -- Don
posted: 08/15/2015 2:48 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: I am pleased most roadways in and around Little Rock are so green despite the heat. An exception is the hill surrounding the Big Rock near the wonderful new Interstate 430/630 interchange. I hope plans are being made to sow new grass this fall or otherwise remedy that unsightly fire hazard. -- Jody
posted: 08/09/2015 2:25 a.m.
A chance to enjoy and support folk music comes along Saturday at the Rackensack Folklore Society's not-quite-annual concert at the Arkansas Arts Center.
posted: 08/08/2015 3:50 a.m.
Hi: I saw a person riding in the open bed of a pickup. Is there a law prohibiting this? I seem to remember this is not permitted. -- Dennis
posted: 08/01/2015 3:29 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: I see a car weekdays on Cumberland Street, LaHarpe Boulevard, Cantrell Road and Riverfront Drive. The temporary dealer tag is several months expired. I resent this deadbeat.
posted: 07/25/2015 3:43 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: A scene in a TV program has me wondering. Is it illegal to record an interaction with a law enforcement officer? In the scene, a teen found himself under arrest for recording the audio when he was stopped for a traffic violation. If I hit record on my iPhone when stopped, am I breaking the law? -- Audiophile
posted: 07/18/2015 4:56 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: I would like to know about vanity plates. Are those plates more expensive than regular plates? Is it a one-time fee or annually? -- Sent from iPad
posted: 07/11/2015 4:18 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: I was fascinated by the fatality analysis of last week. Can you briefly tell us the highest and lowest state rates? I find it interesting that California, one of the most urbanized and congested states, has significantly lower fatality rates than the rural expanses of Arkansas. -- Walter
posted: 07/04/2015 2:31 a.m.
Sir: I read your column of June 13 on the 1950s version of Little Rock's traffic and safety manual, and note your observation on the old photos of wrecked cars in which many did not survive. Then I turn to page 3B and note "8 reported killed on Arkansas roads." I wonder what the weekly slaughter amounted to back in the day? I'm from California, population 38.8 million, and am shocked by the traffic death a day in the Natural State, population 2.9 million. How compares the "then" and "now?" -- Mike
posted: 06/27/2015 2:22 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: Any idea when the section of Van Buren Street between West Markham Street and Kavanaugh Boulevard will be resurfaced? It's in horrible condition, made worse by winter. -- Mid-Town Driver
posted: 06/21/2015 2:16 a.m.
Arkansas has a rich and complicated history. And the richly complicated people who made that history left behind artifacts that describe their lives. Some of those artifacts are lost forever. Others survive and are accessible to the public.
posted: 06/20/2015 5:22 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: Will Scott Street in downtown Little Rock be extended two-way south to Sixth Street now that construction has started on the Broadway Bridge? Doing so would facilitate traffic flow when taking the Main Street Bridge. -- Weary Traveler
posted: 06/13/2015 2:38 a.m.
All sorts of things pass across the traffic desk. The best lately is a 192-page book titled "Little Rock's Traffic Code and Safety Manual."
posted: 06/06/2015 3:33 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: I want to take a photo of cars parked illegally in a handicapped spot and send it to someone who can issue a ticket. Can I do this with a signed statement? -- Duty Calls