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Frank Fellone

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Drivetime Mahatma: Recording police work mostly OK

posted: 07/25/2015 3:43 a.m. Discuss

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

Drivetime Mahatma: A vanity plate costs $25 extra

posted: 07/18/2015 4:56 a.m. Discuss

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

Drivetime Mahatma: Two states at deadly high, low

posted: 07/11/2015 4:18 a.m. Discuss

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

Drivetime Mahatma: Fatalities way down since 1921

posted: 07/04/2015 2:31 a.m. Discuss

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

Drivetime Mahatma: Decision on rough road ahead

posted: 06/27/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

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

Things of the past

posted: 06/21/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

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.

Drivetime Mahatma: LR reroute set when span shuts

posted: 06/20/2015 5:22 a.m. Discuss

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

Drivetime Mahatma: '55 guide's traffic tips remain apt

posted: 06/13/2015 2:38 a.m. Discuss

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."

Drivetime Mahatma: Disabled's spots tough to enforce

posted: 06/06/2015 3:33 a.m. Discuss

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

Drivetime Mahatma: Night din, doughnuts irk at park

posted: 05/30/2015 3:16 a.m. Discuss

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

DRIVETIME MAHATMA: Down legal for tailgate, however …

posted: 05/23/2015 3:18 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: I recently acquired my first pickup truck. Someone told me it was illegal to drive it with the tailgate down. True? — Magnolia

Drivetime Mahatma: Exit bump at Bass Pro unintended

posted: 05/16/2015 3:14 a.m. Discuss

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?

Drivetime Mahatma: Smoother days ahead here, there

posted: 05/09/2015 3:08 a.m. Discuss

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

Drivetime Mahatma: Texters do get tickets, police say

posted: 05/02/2015 2:32 a.m. Comment 1

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

Sacred keepsakes

posted: 05/02/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

As years go, 1848 was a big one.

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