Jim Radcliffe, L.A. Daily News

Jim Radcliffe

L.A. Daily News

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Past articles by Jim:

If the bad guy is nearby, you can oftentimes silently text 911

To text such an alert, send it to “911” and tell the dispatcher a location and a short description of what is going on. → Read More

Here’s what to call the different freeway lanes – San Bernardino Sun

Caltrans, other transportation agencies across the country and the California Highway Patrol use the same system. → Read More

Vehicles with loud roars can get cited

Under California law, a vehicle’s exhaust system can’t exceed particular limits. → Read More

Vehicles with loud roars can get cited

Under California law, a vehicle’s exhaust system can’t exceed particular limits. → Read More

After a freeway collision, broken-off parts might be left behind for a bit

How freeways are swept clean hasn’t recently changed. But maybe more crashes make it seem like it has. → Read More

The Teslas might be turned off, but the license plates must stay on

“Any legal plate must be visible at all times, whether or not a vehicle is in operation,” Ronald Ongtoaboc, a DMV spokesman, told Honk. → Read More

You can’t tell a truck by its license plates – San Bernardino Sun

Even pickup trucks used only for hot dates or to go pick up a copy of Honk at the local gas station often must have commercial plates. → Read More

They look menacing on semitrucks’ wheels, like bullets or spikes poking out, but they aren’t

The lug-nut covers are legal and not lethal. → Read More

This truck bypass is optional for big rigs but some are not

The bypasses are meant to get the behemoth trucks out of the way of the rest of traffic at crucial spots on the freeway system. → Read More

Tipsters help the CHP nab those who don’t have California license plates but should – Press Telegram

Suspected violators are sent letters asking that the problem be fixed. If those fail, court could be next. → Read More

Vintage license plates can only go on vintage vehicles

Vehicle owners can put old plates on their cars, trailers or motorcycles — if the plates are the style used back in the day the car rolled off of the lot. → Read More

All freeway violations are not treated equally

Officers get to make the call on who gets pulled over and for what (so long as it is a legal stop, of course). → Read More

Readers sound off on their transportation concerns

One should use his or her best aware-of-your-surroundings skills when around these e-bikes. Don’t want to see anyone get hurt. → Read More

Under the law, e-bikes are bicycles and must act like them

Everyone on an e-bike or conventional bicycle under age 18 must wear a helmet. Adults, of course, should as well. → Read More

Military ID will do the trick if you don’t want to get a Real ID – San Bernardino Sun

There are scads of IDs that will be accepted beginning May 3, when the Real ID Act kicks in, to board a domestic flight or enter some federal buildings. → Read More

Where do those doors in freeway sound walls lead to?

Such doors are common on California freeways. → Read More

Deadline looms for those 70-plus to renew driver’s license online – San Bernardino Sun

The declared state emergency ended, and the Legislature stepped in to extend the program. It could do so again — but there is no such bill floating around Sacramento right now. → Read More

Numbers on freeway off-ramp signs actually do add up

The figure on the sign is roughly how many miles the exit is from where the counting begins. → Read More

Seemingly strange lights dangle from electricity lines in Anaheim

Bird diverters are to save our flapping friends from death and to reduce the number of power outages. → Read More

Attempts to waive smog checks for some older vehicles have failed

Lawmakers, worried that many older vehicles could spew out too much pollution, clamped down about 20 years ago. → Read More