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
posted: 05/30/2015 3:16 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: I live near Murray Park, where there are many incidents of people doing doughnuts. It's also common to have loud motorcyclists speeding on Rebsamen Park Road. Why are police officers regularly stationed along Rebsamen in the day when there is little evidence of law enforcement late at night when the real problems occur? -- Proud City Taxpayer
posted: 05/23/2015 3:18 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: I recently acquired my first pickup truck. Someone told me it was illegal to drive it with the tailgate down. True? — Magnolia
posted: 05/16/2015 3:14 a.m.
O Great Mahatma: On the new route off Interstate 430 heading to Bass Pro Shop, did the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department intend to build a speed bump with the concrete exit portion onto the asphalt? Will this be ground down to a respectable height?
posted: 05/09/2015 3:08 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: There must be 50 partially filled potholes on Chenal Parkway between Bowman Road and Kanis Road. Could you check with the street gurus and find out if any thought has been given to repaving that stretch? -- Rattled Teeth
posted: 05/02/2015 2:32 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: Why don't the Arkansas State Police write tickets for texting while driving? Every day on the commute to and from Little Rock and Conway on Interstate 40, texting fools weave, go too slow or shift unexpectedly into adjacent lanes. The common factor is fingers flying over cellphones. -- Frustrated with Knuckleheads
posted: 05/02/2015 1 a.m.
As years go, 1848 was a big one.