Driving

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10 ways to waste time while stuck in traffic

Published Nov. 15, 2019

Traffic is the worst, right? Well, hopefully these tips can make your commute a little bit more enjoyable - from perfecting your Gruber impression to just merely taking in the beautiful city you call home.

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Watch how you drive in Downtown Milwaukee, please

Published April 12, 2018

Let's learn from yesterday's tragedy. Think when you drive, and in general let's all pay more attention. Downtown is for everyone, but watch out for people and pedestrians first.

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Community leaders welcome automated traffic enforcement proposal

Published Oct. 22, 2017

Community leaders welcome the idea of installing automated technology throughout the city to help ticket reckless drivers, after a state lawmaker introduced legislation Tuesday to temporarily allow the practice, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Why we suck at roundabout driving

Published Dec. 21, 2015

We're sure you're an expert roundabout driver, but many Americans, including Milwaukeeans, don't seem to have the slightest understanding how to navigate them. But there's a reason for this.

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COA scholarship provides path to driver's license for hundreds of local teens

Published April 9, 2015

As a teenager living in Milwaukee's inner city without a driver's license, Joshua Leonard felt isolated. But without the money for classes at one of the many private driving schools, which typically charge more than $300, he was at a dead end. Until, as reported by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, he found COA Youth & Family Centers, which offers a scholarship-based driver's education program.

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The Wisconsin DOT thinks you're dumb

Published Dec. 15, 2014

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation thinks you're dumb. Really dumb. Worse, they want you to pay a lot of money for the privilege of being called dumb by them.

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Your light is green, but my signal says walk

Published Sept. 26, 2014

You're sitting at a red light waiting for it to turn. Yes, you may turn right on this red (at most intersections). But, once it turns green you must yield to the pedestrians who have a walk signal and are quickly scurrying across the street.

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Rise in transit tides lifts all boats

Published May 16, 2013

Everyone wants to be able to get around a city easily. It's simple in stuff. Cities need bike lanes, roads, side walks, taxis, rail, trolleys, busses and other forms of transit to move people from here to there.