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July 4, 1985

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1985 AAA Digest now ready Louisiana motorists traveling outside of the state this summer should obtain lae 1985 edition of the Digest of Motor ws recently published by the Ameri- can Automobile Association. First published in 1934, the 300-page est is the only concise reference k of its kind, a state-by-state sum- mharY of laws and regulations governing e registration and operation of pass- eager cars in all 50 states and the Canadian provinces. The digest contains information on registration proof of ownership, taxes, licensing. &apos;liability, trailer towing, motorcycles_ and mo p eds . New sections add data on changes in state laws on vision requirements to obtain drivers' licenses, regulations affecting bumper height restrictions and mandatory safety belt and child re- Sffaint laws. The 1985 digest also includes material on states that prohibit or restrict the use of auto affermarket tinting products, slate guidelines for radio headset use while driving and state rules on vehicle towing device use. "The 1985 Digest of Motor Laws reflects current social concerns," says' Clern Buckman. AAA Louisiana's traffic safety manager. "State crack-downs on drunk driving have resulted in passage of legislation raising the legal minimum drinking age. New laws in many states require mandatory safety belts," Buckman says. AAA first compiled a table of state motor vehicle laws in 1907. According to Buckman. motorists in the early days needed a legal road map because many states did not require drivers' licenses, speed limits were not well defined and few states recognize reciprocal driving privileges. The 51st edition of the Digest of Motor Laws is available by sending $3 for AAA members and $6 for the general public to AAA Louisiana. 3445 North Causeway Blvd.. Metairie. LA. 70002 or the Digest can be purchased at the Metairie office FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH VACATION BIBLE SCHOOE July 8-12, 8:30-11:30 Ages 3-13 386-9852 THE PONCHATOULA TIMES. JULY 4. 1985, SEC. A, PAGE SEVEN Ull !lift lift| I I I III II III I IIII lira II II HI I I I! H I I I II I ! I III I I It III I I I IIII I iIImll I I IIIIII III II I I I I I I III III IIIi I I llll I I I I I III I I I I I I I IIIIIII i I | Ponchatoula Speaks Up On " | ! = " -'i Dr" " g55 i !,, i ! atone ! = tvt _ = i By DUANE E. HARRIS - Times Reporter s ili ' Admit it. Almost all of us have ii;" 1] -exceeded the speed limit eatsealgong run than what it was i time or another regardless of _-= the penalties. , According to the State  .i  -= Department of Transportation, i i  -surveys show that 47 percent of ' E all La. motorists drive faster i >; i -- '' I  --= than 55 and an estimated II: I:i i I " - 152,550 speeding citations were nn Dixie n eBlLagvr _N issued last year.  ! ' For the U.S.. 42 percent of all i,' " - motorists drive faster than 55 on _=- state highways and an estimated Loca 8,026,920 speeding citations -=- were issued as a result. gets new manager - Taking this into considera- -ffi tion, do you feel that the limit - should be raised higher than the i iii i , proposed 60 mph and what do i you feel contributes to the fact - that motorists ignore the speed - limit? |/in Ii Layton Carpenter- "I don, i - / .  safety f,os ,.d ine the I.,, Ii F- , has been changed, fewer deaths dents." " ! ,| AMERICA J= ' --- Wayne Cooper- "Raising i ........ -= mph on state interstates would ! = c =  --o "-:J t: ' : I t --'= solve a lot of problems for both  , help the safety factor and move lr..n o ,-- : j things along a little faster." i _ | IC _... -,,.- - __,r-- . onny Harmon- "I'm a retired  ,:. :" ,-: ...... . ; 'o ,N' cop and I think that it should be ' " - ' Z raised to at least 65 on state high- i ; = - ways and up to 75 to be issued a We Buy Antiques, citation. It's being raised now <  1 piece or a houseful. Or let us sell it for you. although the state will lose be- I 2 auctions monthly, 2nd g 4th Fridays. cause the leading cause of death Eddie Balmer- in autos is DWI. Cracking down Everybody wants it and it really i | Southeast La. Flea Mkt. harder on DWI's would prevent doesn't save that much gas It I even more deaths." takes us longer to get somewhere el in Ham mond. on the highways and that's not the i Janis Hampton- "] speed and reason they were put there." | Call today it's because if I don't on the i. | 345-2381 or 542-9804 , highway, the other cars will run Have a Question? = c : .... c ' + + _ ,: .... :, + over met You just can't creep Call 386-2877 | 1uuuuuuuuumuuuum Tucker's Full-Service Station 202 W. Pine St.sPonchatoula "Full Service Gas At Self.S,e Prices" TOUGH TIRE-PRICED RIGHT BELTED CLM" C,igarettes 92 ncludmg Taxes a k Not ..... .... Busch Qt. .92 00000000000000 00000000000000000000 6-Pack 12 oz. 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