Even on dull days, the shadows cast by a highway over-bridge is an excellent marker with which to check that your following distance is adequate.

Photograph copyright 2012 - All rights reserved

 

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Alabama - AL

 

 

Alabama State Driver Manual

Alabama CDL Manual

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Highway Emergencies Using Cellular Phones *HP (*47)              

Highway Crash Statistics, 1971-2009

Traffic Safety Statistics

Highway Safety Laws

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Copyright photo courtesy of Frank Couch, Birmingham News

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Alaska - AK

 

 

Alaska State Drivers' Manual

Alaska Highway Safety Office

Alaska Highway Safety Laws

State Troopers Highway Patrol

DMV/RMV 

Traffic Safety Statistics

Alaska DOT Highway Safety Links page

Photo: Glenn Highway and Mount Drum, copyright of Jerzy Strzelecki (GNU License)

 

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Arizona - AZ

 

Arizona State Drivers' Manual

 

AZ Governor's Office of Highway Safety

 

AZ Teen Driving Guidelines

 

AZ Laws - Title 28 - Transportation

 

AZ Highway Safety Laws [GHSA]

 

Highway Safety Laws Needed in AZ

 

AZ Highway Patrol

 

AZ Vehicle Crash Facts

 

Traffic Safety Statistics

 

AZ Roadway Conditions

 

 

                              I-17 Intersection, Arizona, courtesy of FreeFoto

 

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Arkansas - AR

 

 

Arkansas State Drivers' Manual (2004)

 

Office of Driver Services

 

Arkansas State Police

 

Highway Safety Laws

 

Arkansas Strategic Highway Safety Plan

 

Road Conditions (Weather)

 

Workzone Reports

 

Traffic Crash Statistics

 

Traffic Safety Statistics

 

 

Crooked hill in the Ozarks, on Arkansas 123; (c) The Yeager Group - Christian Motorcyclists Grp

 

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Colorado - CO

Colorado - Copyright © Eddie Wren, 2010. All rights reserved.

 

Colorado State Drivers' Manual

State Patrol

Highway Safety Laws

DMV/RMV

Traffic Safety Statistics

Scenic and Historic Byways

 

 

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Connecticut - CT

 

 

Connecticut State Drivers' Manual y

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DMV/RMV

Traffic Safety Statistics

Tri-State Transportation Campaign -- Transportation reform in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut metropolitan region

 

 

A rural Connecticut road in fall - www.kwaree.com 

 

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Delaware - DE

 

 

Delaware State Drivers' Manual

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Highway Safety Laws

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports

Highway Safety

Crash/Casualty Reports

Traffic Safety Statistics

Traffic Safety Statistics

A separated bike path at Christiana - major safety benefits

www.bikedel.blogspot.com

 

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District of Columbia - DC

 

DC Drivers' Manual

DMV/RMV

MPDC Traffic Safety

For Resident Foreign Nationals 

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

 

Leaving town, Washington DC, copyright © 2009, Eddie Wren. All rights reserved.

 

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Florida - FL

 

 

Florida State Drivers' Manual y

Highway Patrol

Florida Highway Patrol Policy Manual

DMV/RMV (overseas visitors who plan to drive in Florida, check this site)

Highway Safety Laws 

Its Everyone's Job is devoted to construction zone safety and the locations of current construction programs.

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports

Florida Traffic Crash Facts

It isn't always sunshine in Florida!  Copyright photo published here by

kind permission from Dunedin Daily Photo

 

 

   

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Georgia - GA

 

 

Georgia State Drivers' Manual ?

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DMV/RMV  (Department of Motor Vehicle Safety)

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

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Two interstates meet, in Atlanta:  USGS

 

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Hawaii - HI

 

 

Hawaii State Drivers' Manual x

SHPS Sheriffs 

DMV/RMV

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Road Safety 

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Road To Hana Turquoise Lagoon, Maui, Hawaii - www.wallpaperweb.org 

 

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Idaho - ID

 

 

Idaho State Drivers' Manual y

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Road Reports

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Driving through Idaho - view from the passenger seat

  

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Illinois - IL

A Chicago Highway - Copyright © 2010, Eddie Wren;

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Illinois State Drivers' Manual  ("Rules of the Road")

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Road Safety 

Safe Driving Tips

Road Reports   

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Indiana - IN

 

 

Indiana State Drivers' Manual

State Police

DMV/RMV

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

ICJI -- The Governor's Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving

ICJI -- Traffic Safety Data

Road Reports

Road Safety

 

 

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Iowa - IA

Combined Harvester, Iowa - Copyright © 2010, Eddie Wren.  All rights reserved.

 

Iowa State Drivers' Manual

State Patrol 

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Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports

Road Safety

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Kansas - KS

 

 

Kansas State Drivers' Manual ("Driving Handbook")

Highway Patrol

DMV/RMV

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports

Road Safety

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Alcohol and Driving PDF

A Kansas Highway Patrol officer monitors the "Hesston Tornado" near Haven, 1990. Photo: Brian Tipton

Read the full story here.

 

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Kentucky - KY

 

 

Kentucky State Drivers' Manual y

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A Kentucky rural road near Edmonson  (public domain photo from Wikimedia)

 

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Louisiana - LA

 

 

Louisiana State Drivers' Manual

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Highway Safety Laws 

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Louisiana 1111 (Tower Road) intersects Interstate 10. Photo: South East Roads

 

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Maine - ME

 

 

Maine State Drivers' Manual  ("Motorist Handbook and Study Guide")

State Police

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Bureau of Highway Safety

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports

Road Safety

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Maine: two vehicles worthy of great respect on rural roads -- source: Imra Bicycle Club

 

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Maryland - MD

 

 

Maryland State Drivers' Manual  ("Drivers' Handbook")

State Police

DMV/RMV

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports

What Young Drivers Need to Know about driving, drinking, and drugs, in Maryland

Road Safety

Crash/Casualty Reports

Maryland highway - Photo: MD Transportation Authority

 

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Massachusetts - MA

Charles River, Cambridge, MA; copyright © 2010, Eddie Wren. All rights reserved.

 

Massachusetts State Drivers' Manual y

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FAQs About Learner's Permits (from the RMV)

Road Reports

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Mexico

 

 

World Health Organisation - Road Safety in Mexico

   

 
 

 

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Michigan - MI

 

 

Michigan State Drivers' Manual  ("What Every Driver Must Know")

State Police

DMV/RMV (‘Secretary of State’ site)

Graduated Driver Licensing Program (pdf)

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Amish buggy in Michigan - Read here about the hazards

 

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Minnesota - MN

 

 

Minnesota State Drivers' Manual y

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Road Safety 

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Minnesotans for Safe Driving

Fall colors, Minnesota

 

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Mississippi - MS

 

 

Mississippi State Drivers' Manual (none found) -- Instead, here are FAQ's about drivers' licenses 

Highway Patrol

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Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports

Road Safety

Crash/Casualty Reports

A transition from asphalt to gravel on the Trans America Trail in Mississippi

Story and more photos here

 

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Missouri - MO

Missouri State Drivers' Manual  ("Driver Guide")

Highway Patrol 

DMV/RMV 

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports

Road Safety

Crash Reports 

 

A well-marked bridge, Missouri -- Copyright © Eddie Wren, 2010. All rights reserved.

   

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Montana - MT

 

 

Montana State Drivers' Manual  (not found) Webpage: "Driving in Montana"

Highway Patrol            

DMV/RMV                

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports

Winter Driving  (the Winter Survival Handbook -- well worth reading)

Remembrance  In memory of lives lost on Montana highways

Road Safety

Crash/Casualty Reports

Montana highway - MTDOT

 

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Nebraska - NE

 

Nebraska State Drivers' Manual

State Patrol 

DMV/RMV 

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports

Road Safety 

Crash/Casualty Reports

 

Gravel road, Nebraska: copyright © Eddie Wren, 2010.  All rights reserved.

  

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Nevada - NV

 

Nevada State Drivers' Manual  ("Driver's Handbook")

Highway Patrol 

DMV/RMV 

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports

Road Safety

Crash/Casualty Reports

Headlights on! Nevada. Photograph Copyright 2011, Eddie Wren. All Rights Reserved

 

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New Hampshire - NH

 

New Hampshire State Drivers' Manual y

State Police 

DMV/RMV    (no useful info')

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports

Road Safety

Crash/Casualty Reports

New Hampshire --Copyright (c) 2011. Eddie Wren. All Rights Reserved.

 

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New Jersey - NJ

 

 

New Jersey State Drivers' Manual y

State Police 

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Tri-State Transportation Campaign -- Transportation reform in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut metropolitan region

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports

Road Safety

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December snow, Mendham Township, New Jersey - Robert Sciarrino/The Star-Ledger

 

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New Mexico - NM

 

 

New Mexico State Drivers' Manual

State Police 

DMV/RMV 

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New Mexico Traffic Safety Bureau

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports

Road Safety

Traffic Fatality Reports

New Mexico asphalt turns into a dirt road - see the portfolio of Christopher Crawford

 

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Heavy spray on the I-90, New York State; copyright © Eddie Wren, 2010. All rights reserved.

New York - NY

 

New York State Drivers' Manual y

State Police 

DMV/RMV 

Governor's Traffic Safety Committee

Highway Safety Laws 

Tri-State Transportation Campaign -- Transportation reform in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut metropolitan region

Dangerous Intersections 

Long Island Traffic Reports from Newsday.com

New York City Traffic Reports from Newsday.com

New York State Traffic Safety Data  (Statistics for full state and each county)

 

 

   

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North Carolina - NC

 

 

North Carolina State Drivers' License y

Highway Patrol 

DMV/RMV 

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports

Road Safety

Crash/Casualty Reports

Through North Carolina woodland

 

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North Dakota - ND

North Dakota State Drivers' Manual  ("Rules of the Road")

Highway Patrol 

DMV/RMV 

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports

Road Safety 

Crash/Casualty Reports

Roadside agro-industry, North Dakota - Copyright, Eddie Wren, 2010.

All rights reserved.

   

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Ohio - OH

 

 

Ohio State Drivers' Manual  ("Responsible Driver Handbook")

Highway Patrol 

DMV/RMV 

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports

Road Safety 

Crash/Casualty Reports

 

 

 

 

 

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Oklahoma - OK

Oklahoma State Drivers' Manual y

Highway Patrol 

DMV/RMV 

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports 

Road Safety 

Crash/Casualty Reports 

Old bridges such as this one on OK51 at Baron Fork Creek are interesting in

their own right. See: http://okbridges.wkinsler.com/baronforkcreek1.html

 

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Oregon - OR

Oregon State Drivers' Manual y

State Police 

DMV/RMV 

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports

Road Safety

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Winter trucks and RVs in Oregon - ORDOT

 

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Pennsylvania - PA

 

 

Pennsylvania State Drivers' Manual y

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Driver and Vehicle Services 

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Road Reports

Road Safety  

Crash/Casualty Reports

 

 

 

 

 

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Rhode Island - RI

 

 

Rhode Island State Drivers' Manual

State Police 

DMV/RMV 

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports

Road Safety

Crash/Casualty Reports

 

 

 

 

  

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South Carolina - SC

 

 

South Carolina State Drivers' Manual

Highway Patrol  

DMV/RMV 

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

In Memory of... SC Highway Patrol website to help families commemorate loved ones who died in crashes.

Road Reports

Road Safety  

Crash/Casualty Reports

 

 

 

 

  

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South Dakota - SD

 

 

South Dakota State Drivers' Manual

Highway Patrol 

DMV/RMV 

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports              

Road Safety

Crash/Casualty Reports

 

 

 

 

 

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Tennessee - TN

 

 

Tennessee State Drivers' Manual y

Highway Patrol 

DMV/RMV 

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Construction Reports            

Weather Reports            

Road Safety 

Daily Fatalities 

US 411 at Chestnut Hill, TN - Copyright 2006, Scott Basford - GNU License

 

 

  

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Texas - TX

 

 

Texas Drivers Handbook y

Highway Patrol 

DMV/RMV 

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections               

Road Reports

Road Safety  

Crash/Casualty Reports

Private website:  Brian K. Purcell -- a.k.a. Texas Highwayman has an interesting and seemingly well-researched website on the subject of traffic laws in Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

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Utah - UT

 

 

Utah State Drivers' Manual

Highway Patrol 

Highway Patrol – Sec.1 

DMV/RMV 

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports

Road Safety

Crash/Casualty Reports

 

 

 

 

  

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Vermont - VT

 

 

Vermont State Drivers' Manual

State Police 

DMV/RMV 

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports

Road Safety

Crash/Casualty Reports

 

 

 

 

 

  

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Virginia - VA

 

 

Virginia State Drivers' Manual y

State Police 

DMV/RMV 

Virginia Drivers' Manual

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Advice for Young Drivers

Road Reports

Road Safety

Crash/Casualty Reports

Dying2Drive -- a Teen-Safe Community Health Initiative to reduce the incidences of teenage automobile crashes in Virginia.

 

 

 

 

 

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Washington - WA  (U.S. visitors, do not confuse this with Washington DC -- see 'District of Columbia', above)

 

 

Washington State Drivers' Manual  ("Driver Guide")

State Patrol 

DMV/RMV 

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Reports

Road Safety

Crash/Casualty Reports

 

 

 

 

 

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West Virginia - WV

 

 

West Virginia State Drivers' Manual  ("Drivers Handbook")

State Police

DMV/RMV  

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Road Conditions            

Highways   

Road Safety  

Crash/Casualty Reports

 

 

 

 

   

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Wisconsin - WI

 

 

Wisconsin State Drivers' Manual  ("Motorists' Handbook")

State Patrol  

DMV/RMV 

Highway Safety Laws 

Dangerous Intersections 

Speed-Related Casualties

Road Reports

Road Safety 

Crash Facts

 

 

 

 

 

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Wyoming - WY

 

 

Wyoming State Drivers' Manual  ("Rules of the Road")

Highway Patrol 

DMV/RMV 

Highway Safety Laws

Dangerous Intersections

Road Reports

Road Safety    

Crash/Casualty Reports

 

 

 

 

 

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