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Dr. Gridlock Archive: Ashley Halsey III

All checkpoints won't get body scanners

The plan to use 1,800 of the controversial full-body scanners at the nation's airports will leave about 500 security checkpoints without the new high-tech machines, according to Congressional testimony on Thursday. The scanners normally produce real-time outlines of the naked...

By Ashley Halsey III  | December 2, 2010; 3:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ashley Halsey III, Aviation  
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DMV error hits some D.C. residents

An undetermined number of District residents stood in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles this week after mistakenly receiving mailed notices that their car and truck registrations had been suspended. The notices warned of a big fine if they continued to drive, saying the DMV had determined their insurance information was incomplete.

By Ashley Halsey  | October 20, 2010; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Ashley Halsey III, Commuting, District, Driving, Events, Traffic Safety  
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Should cellphones carry warnings?

Cigarette packages and booze bottles carry labels warning they may be hazardous to your health. Should cellphone boxes too?

By Michael Bolden  | September 21, 2010; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Ashley Halsey III, Driving, Transportation Politics  
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DOT extends trucker texting ban

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood kicked off his second major conference on distracted driving Tuesday with the announcement that in-state truck drivers who transport hazardous waste will be banned from sending text messages.

By Michael Bolden  | September 21, 2010; 9:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Ashley Halsey III, Driving, Transportation Politics  
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