Breakfast links: Making the roads safer
Photo by MonkeyBoy69 on Flickr.
Not so deluxe:
A Washington Deluxe bus from New York City crashed with a tractor trailer
on the New Jersey Turnpike. "About a dozen" people suffered minor injuries. (Post)
Car insurance limits too low?:
Even when a driver's at fault in a crash with a cyclist, low liability insurance minimums
can mean the cyclist can't get full medial reimbursement. Perhaps there should be higher limits for non-motorist damages. (RPUS, WashCycle)
Name that memorial:
The MLK Memorial is getting a lot of attention, but DC actually has many lesser-known memorials. There's now an interactive map
to explain them all, from Lincoln to the
women of the
First woman driver, 111 years ago:
The "first woman driver," or at least the first with a license, is Anne French, who lived on Capitol Hill
. She got her license in 1900, a year after DC started requiring them. (TBD)
Maryland may raise gas tax:
Maryland may raise its gas tax
to compensate for a fall-off in federal stimulus money. Last year the General Assembly refused even to index the current tax, set at 23.5¢ per gallon, to inflation. (Examiner)
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