posted: 03/08/2014 2:46 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: How come the lights don’t go to flashing red at Markham and Victory when conditions are nasty? Coming east — downhill — on Markham in the snow and ice is, well, yikes! — Downtown Commuter
posted: 03/01/2014 2:56 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: What’s this about blowing up the Broadway Bridge? When did that happen? My little sports car can’t take the bumpy trolley tracks at the foot of the Main Street Bridge. Will the trolley routes change during rush hour while the new bridge is built? — Really Concerned
posted: 02/22/2014 3:11 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: I read with interest about the decline in traffic fatalities and wonder if mandatory driver’s education would reduce the number even further. Or is it mandatory? And why aren’t parallel parking and interstate merging included in the road test? My son has his license, and I feel it was far too easy to get. I won’t let him on the highway because he’s not ready, yet legally he could, and that’s kind of scary. — Thinks Licensing Too Easy
posted: 02/18/2014 1:53 a.m.
Now is the winter of our discontent — Richard III At least it will kill the bugs! — Everybody else Snow and freezing rain fell in far southeast Arkansas on Feb. 11. It was the 14th occurrence of winter precipitation in Arkansas in this unusually cold, gray winter.
posted: 02/15/2014 3:07 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: Is it possible to replace burned-out bulbs on Interstate 30 through downtown Little Rock? — Better to Light a Candle
posted: 02/09/2014 2:50 a.m.
For someone who knows so much, Richard Weiss doesn’t say much.
posted: 02/08/2014 1:48 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: This is about the new traffic light at Oakbrooke and Kiehl in Sherwood. It was set for several weeks to flashing yellow on Kiehl and flashing red on Oakbrooke. Now the signal has been turned off and covered in black plastic. Can you shed some light? — Oakbrooke Resident
posted: 02/02/2014 3:26 a.m.
June 23rd, 1862 I am commencing to keep a journal for several reasons. It is very improving both in penmanship and in learning any one to commit his thoughts to paper with accuracy.
posted: 02/02/2014 3:09 a.m.
Readers intrigued by the Civil War journal of Mary Adelia Byers of Batesville can read many other books about the era in Arkansas.
posted: 02/01/2014 3:12 a.m.
This newspaper regularly reports on traffic fatalities across the state. That writing is usually done in a Joe Friday kind of way, Friday being the protagonist of old television series Dragnet.
posted: 01/25/2014 4:41 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: Have you driven U.S. 67/167 from Jacksonville to Cabot and beyond? It’s filled with potholes, cracks, patches and rough places. I heard they were going to widen it, but right now I would be satisfied if they would just fill the potholes and resurface. Any plans to do anything at all? — Merle Dear Merle: The Mahatma recently went this way on a drive to Batesville. There is plenty of work around Bald Knob, which is welcome, but your observation on the stretch from Jacksonville to Cabot is well taken.
posted: 01/18/2014 3:42 a.m.
Dear Arbiter of the Boulevard: I was motoring east on a five-lane stretch of Arkansas 10 when a firetruck — lights and siren on — approached going west. Cars in front of me stopped dead on the highway. Is it required that oncoming traffic stop? — Frenchy
posted: 01/11/2014 2:53 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: Many thanks from thousands to those responsible for the resurfacing of the intersection of Markham and Shackleford in Little Rock. Prior to the repair it was like a proving ground for off-road vehicles. Are there plans for painting some guidelines through the intersection? — Russell
posted: 01/04/2014 2:44 a.m.
This being January, we are resolved to be better. Not necessarily to change — because, really, can we change? — but to improve. Because this is a traffic column, read (we hope) and enjoyed (oh, boy) by snoot-loads of people, we have numerous habits to improve on the road.
posted: 12/28/2013 5:04 a.m.
This column exists in part to blow off steam and maybe do some good. In that vein, here comes a long, exasperated letter from Too Young to Die. She’s a resident of this town who endangers her life by walking around in it.