Big brother wants to keep a closer eye on big rigs in Delaware. Gov. John Carney plans to sign legislation Thursday that authorizes state and local governments to install vehicle height monitoring systems. The systems use camera technology to record images of motor vehicles whose heights exceed specified size limits. The legislation is aimed at making sure tractor-trailer drivers aren’t using roads on which trucks are prohibited. State transportation officials will have one year from enactment of the legislation to identify roads as potential candidates for the monitoring systems and conduct an analysis to determine the appropriateness of each location. State officials could then install monitoring systems on state-maintained roads, and local governments could adopt ordinances authorizing monitoring systems on locally maintained roads after notifying the public. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or … [Read more...] about New Delaware law allows vehicle height monitoring systems
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A jackknifed tractor-trailer has been cleared from inbound Interstate 90 after blocking the right lane and slowing traffic much of the morning commute. The crash occurred just before Lee Street near Des Plaines with backups reportedly stretching to Arlington Heights Road at its peak. The crash happened before 5 a.m. … [Read more...] about Lanes reopened on I-90 after tractor-trailer jackknifes
By Ken Dixon Updated 4:02 pm EDT, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 State Rep. Jack Hennessy, D-Bridgeport State Rep. Jack Hennessy, D-Bridgeport Photo: Contributed Photo / Contributed Photo Buy photo Photo: Contributed Photo / Contributed Photo Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 State Rep. Jack Hennessy, D-Bridgeport State Rep. Jack Hennessy, D-Bridgeport Photo: Contributed Photo / Contributed Photo Buy photo $500 fines for trucks, trailers, buses that stray onto CT parkways 1 / 13 Back to Gallery HARTFORD — Truck and bus drivers who illegally stray onto the Merritt and Wilbur Cross parkways would be hit with $500 fines under a bill that was overwhelmingly approved … [Read more...] about $500 fines for trucks, trailers, buses that stray onto CT parkways
BOSTON (WPRI) — Massachusetts state police have cited the driver of the tractor-trailer which hit the ceiling of the Tip O'Neill tunnel Thursday morning.State police said the vehicle was over height and width limits when it crashed at 6 a.m.Police said the driver is a 59-year-old man from Ontario, Canada.Because debris was scattered all over the road, the crash caused massive delays during the Thursday morning commute. According to WBZ - traffic was backed up for miles.There were no reports of serious injuries. … [Read more...] about Canadian man cited in O’Neill tunnel tractor trailer crash
SAN MIGUEL LIMÓN, Guatemala — Before he was deported in May, David Xol, an indigenous farmworker from Guatemala, made an urgent plea to U.S. officials at the immigrant processing center in McAllen. “There is no way I am going to leave my son here,” he told them. Earlier that month, Xol and his 7-year-old son, Byron, had travelled through Mexico for three days in a wooden crate stowed in the back of a tractor trailer, surviving on just an apple apiece and swallowing pills that kept them from defecating. When they reached the U.S. border in mid-May, Xol and Byron crossed the Rio Grande on a raft and were apprehended by Border Patrol officers, at the height of the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy. A few days later, at the processing center, Xol was separated from Byron. “Don’t worry, son, it’s all part of the journey,” he said as he was led away in shackles. On May 21, Xol pled guilty to illegal entry in a mass … [Read more...] about “Where is my son?”: A migrant father was deported in May. His son is still in a Texas shelter.