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Politics
10:18 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Legislator pushes for seat belt fine raise again

Soon, it might cost you $50 for not wearing your seat belt.
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A St. Louis legislator plans to try again to get seat belt fines raised in Missouri.  Democratic Sen. Joe Keaveny’s  bill would increase the current fine of $10 to $50, and apply it to everyone in the front seat of a vehicle. 

Keaveny has sponsored the bill each year he’s been in the State Senate, and each year it’s gone nowhere.  He says this time around he hopes lawmakers will consider the number of teenagers who’ve died because they didn’t buckle up:

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Arts and Culture
8:13 am
Wed November 21, 2012

As holiday travelers get on the road, think safety first

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The National Safety Council estimates that more than 400 traffic fatalities will occur during the holiday period starting today and continuing through Sunday night.  

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Politics
12:23 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Yellow lines painted to ameliorate parking problems near Grant Elementary

Columbia Public Works Department workers recently painted yellow lines to restrict parking along Crestmere and South Garth Avenue.

Crestmere Avenue residents are frustrated at the parking situation on their street. Library patrons and parents with children in Grant Elementary school park on the street, leaving no room for residents. Workers painted the yellow lines after a resident asked their council representative to review the situation. Public Works Department Engineer Richard Stone said the yellow lines provide information to motorists.

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