driving http://wamc.org en Speed Limit Bill Seen As Mandate Relief http://wamc.org/post/speed-limit-bill-seen-mandate-relief <p>A bill passed by the New York State Senate would allow towns more freedom in controlling the speed limit on roadways.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> The legislation passed by the state Senate Tuesday would allow towns in New York with populations of 50,000 or less to set the speed limit within their jurisdictions. Under current law, towns are required to petition the New York State Department of Transportation in order to change a speed limit – a process that can take a considerable amount of time.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:21:44 +0000 Lucas Willard 86821 at http://wamc.org Speed Limit Bill Seen As Mandate Relief Adult Learner's Permit To Be Required in Conn. http://wamc.org/post/adult-learners-permit-be-required-conn <p></p><p></p><p>New adult drivers in Connecticut will soon need a learner's permit before taking the road test for a driver's license.</p><p>The three-month permit will be mandatory for drivers 18 and older starting Wednesday.</p><p>The new law ends a 106-year practice of not requiring adult drivers in Connecticut to complete a training period before getting a driver's license.</p><p>Applicants will receive an adult learner permit after passing a 25-question knowledge test and a vision test. They will also have to take an eight-hour safe driving practices course, which costs $125.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:28:26 +0000 Lucas Willard 54802 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Cars and Automotive Repair : 12/20/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-cars-and-automotive-repair-122012 <p>On this edition of Vox Pop - We’re talking automotive maintenance and repair with Gordon Fricke – owner and operator of Barber and Fricke Automotive Incorporated, an independent repair, auto body, towing and used car facility in Hoosick, New York.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:00:00 +0000 54277 at http://wamc.org