DRIVERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DRIVERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Mercedes disciplines Rosberg over Spa collision http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58351738-77/rosberg-hamilton-team-drivers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58351738-77/rosberg-hamilton-team-drivers.html.csp">Mercedes disciplines Rosberg over Spa collision</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE DOUGLAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T23:27:26.14-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nico Rosberg was disciplined by Mercedes on Friday after accepting responsibility for a collision with teammate Lewis Hamilton at last weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix that deepened the rift between the two rivals for the drivers’ title. The tension between the Mercedes pair ratcheted up Sunday when Hamilton claimed Rosberg had admitted to deliberately driving into him on the second lap of the race at Spa. The crash effectively ended Hamilton’s hopes of victory — he sustained a puncture to his tire ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583517382014-08-29T23:27:26.14-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T23:27:26.14-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351738@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:26 MDT Letter: Road fatality markers are stark reminder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352926-82/driving-markers-fatalities-highway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352926-82/driving-markers-fatalities-highway.html.csp">Letter: Road fatality markers are stark reminder</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T18:13:03.589-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 06:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The goal for reaching zero fatalities on our highways is falling short. Carlos Braceras, executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation, said highway fatalities are up 25 percent since Memorial Day weekend. One cause for this increase is motorists not wearing seat belts. Drowsy driving, distracted driving and speeding all contribute to highway fatalities. Driving on flat, fast highways leads to lethargy, boredom and inattention. These problems are addressed in other states by allowi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352926@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:13:03 MDT Increased Idaho speed limits lead to more tickets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347430-68/idaho-speed-mph-increased.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347430-68/idaho-speed-mph-increased.html.csp">Increased Idaho speed limits lead to more tickets</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T10:37:01.797-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 10:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boise, Idaho • Idaho State Police say troopers have handed out more speeding tickets on interstates where speed limits have increased to 80 mph compared to the same time period last year. The agency tells the Idaho Statesman (http://bit.ly/1AXmt2b) in a story on Thursday that some drivers appear to think the new 80 mph speed limit means they can drive 90 mph. But agency spokeswoman Teresa Baker says troopers aren’t giving a break on speeding tickets to anyone going over 80 mph. Speed limits on r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583474302014-08-28T10:37:01.797-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T10:37:01.797-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347430@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:37:01 MDT Holiday weekend DUI crackdown targets S. Salt Lake http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58346574-78/lake-salt-dui-south.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58346574-78/lake-salt-dui-south.html.csp">Holiday weekend DUI crackdown targets S. Salt Lake</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T20:52:52.518-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 08:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Drive drunk, high or both in South Salt Lake this Labor Day weekend and it could be off to jail for you. Rob Timmerman, director of the local Coalition for Drug Free Youth, says his organization is teaming up with SSLPD as a sponsor of this holiday’s Drug and Alcohol DUI Saturation Patrol. The city will beef up its police patrols from Saturday evening into Sunday morning specifically to hunt for impaired drivers. Timmerman said a 2010 survey of drinkers in Salt Lake County confirmed that when ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58346574@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:52:52 MDT Letter: Cyclists, motorists both need to clean up act http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343123-82/cyclists-motorists-absorbed-behavior.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343123-82/cyclists-motorists-absorbed-behavior.html.csp">Letter: Cyclists, motorists both need to clean up act</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T17:26:15.432-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I am tired of all these letters regarding inconsiderate and self-absorbed cyclists and motorists. Not a day goes by where I do not see a cyclist and/or driver exhibiting poor behavior on the road. I have seen more than my fair share of both cyclists and motorists blowing stops signs, not staying in their lane, failure to yield, etc, etc. — all of which have damn near hit me while on my bike or in my car. The vast majority of cyclists and motorists need a serious dose of driving school 101. I am ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343123@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:26:15 MDT Salt Lake City drivers now officially worse than average http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58339148-90/accident-allstate-average-drivers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58339148-90/accident-allstate-average-drivers.html.csp">Salt Lake City drivers now officially worse than average</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T20:47:40.257-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 08:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It may not be news to motorists who battle traffic every day, but Salt Lake City drivers are now officially worse than average. That’s according to the annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report released Tuesday. Last year, Salt Lake City drivers matched the national average of a typical driver having an accident once about every 10 years. But the new report says Salt Lakers now average an accident every 9.7 years — or 3.4 percent more frequently than average. Salt Lake City still ranks No. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339148@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:47:40 MDT Johnson hoping to end skid before Chase http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58304120-77/johnson-chase-cup-drivers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58304120-77/johnson-chase-cup-drivers.html.csp">Johnson hoping to end skid before Chase</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NOAH TRISTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T23:01:42.477-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brooklyn, Mich. • The finishes seem implausible, especially because they’ve come in succession — 42nd place at Daytona, 42nd at New Hampshire, a brief improvement to 14th at the Brickyard, followed by a dip to 39th at Pocono and 28th at Watkins Glen. This is Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR’s six-time Sprint Cup champion? “It has been a very challenging year,” Johnson said. “We started off without the speed that we wanted. We got the speed back and then the luck left. So, we choose to look at it as we’re ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583041202014-08-16T23:01:42.477-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-16T23:01:42.477-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58304120@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:01:42 MDT Letter: Rideshare drivers should meet taxi standards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293987-82/drivers-lake-rideshare-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293987-82/drivers-lake-rideshare-salt.html.csp">Letter: Rideshare drivers should meet taxi standards</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T17:30:57.569-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 05:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There are three serious problems with ridesharing which were not addressed in your editorial Saturday (“Salt Lake should accept Uber and Lyft,” Aug. 9). As noted in your Friday article, rideshare drivers are “generally only driving a few hours a week” and “have the option not to pick up anyone, or to end a ride anytime ….” Across the country, taxicabs generally operate pursuant to Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity. Under Salt Lake City Ordinances, taxicab companies are required 24...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58293987@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:30:57 MDT Salt Lake City seeks to legalize commercial rideshares like Lyft, Uber http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58292615-90/companies-council-drivers-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58292615-90/companies-council-drivers-lake.html.csp">Salt Lake City seeks to legalize commercial rideshares like Lyft, Uber</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T09:34:25.646-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 09:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The future is here and so the law must change. That’s the sentiment at City Hall as Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and the City Council wrestle with legalizing so-called transportation network companies, such as Uber and Lyft. Presently, Salt Lake City police are issuing $6,500 tickets — after three warnings — to Uber and Lyft drivers because they do not have commercial licenses that require adherence to city laws regarding such things as passenger safety, service standards and insurance. Alt...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292615@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:34:25 MDT Berlin taxi drivers hail city’s Uber ban http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58296758-68/berlin-uber-taxi-drivers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58296758-68/berlin-uber-taxi-drivers.html.csp">Berlin taxi drivers hail city’s Uber ban</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FRANK JORDANS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T07:46:43.496-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 07:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berlin • Berlin taxi drivers were celebrating Thursday after authorities banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating in the city because of safety concerns. In a decree Wednesday, Berlin authorities said they wouldn’t tolerate Uber putting customers at risk by allowing them to ride in cars that hadn’t been checked, and with drivers who weren’t vetted or properly insured. The argument echoes that of established cab companies who claim Uber’s app-based services, which offer limousines and p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582967582014-08-15T07:46:43.496-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T07:46:43.496-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58296758@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:46:43 MDT Editorial: Salt Lake should accept Uber and Lyft http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58275777-82/drivers-lake-salt-companies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58275777-82/drivers-lake-salt-companies.html.csp">Editorial: Salt Lake should accept Uber and Lyft</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T17:04:17.273-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 05:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The law works for no one unless it makes it clear what is and is not permitted. That’s why laws can be very slow to change. Do it in pencil, with lots of cross-outs and erasures, and nobody knows just what it is they are supposed to do. Or not do. Of course, that’s a philosophy that grew up over generations of societies that also didn’t change very much, or at least not very fast. These days, those who would make our laws are going to have to work harder to get up to speed, and to stay there. C...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58275777@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:04:17 MDT Salt Lake slaps rideshare drivers with $6,500 fines http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58272659-90/com-companies-driver-drivers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58272659-90/com-companies-driver-drivers.html.csp">Salt Lake slaps rideshare drivers with $6,500 fines</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T12:48:31.022-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 12:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New high-tech ridesharing services like Lyft and Uber say they are cheaper than a taxi, quicker and friendlier. But Salt Lake City contends they essentially are unlicensed taxi services and is cracking down by issuing expensive tickets to drivers. “I received two tickets, for $6,500 each,” says Angie Palmer, a college student and Lyft driver. Fellow Lyft driver Amanda Wardell, a single mom who drives for extra money, said “it was pretty intense” when she saw her own ticket for $6,500. “I haven’t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58272659@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 12:48:31 MDT Letter: Utah drivers do as they please http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58263411-82/drivers-please-utah-class.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58263411-82/drivers-please-utah-class.html.csp">Letter: Utah drivers do as they please</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T17:47:46.315-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I went to the DMV the other day to pick up my new Utah Drivers Manual, and found that it had only one statement in it: “Do as you please.” John M. Class Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263411@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:47:46 MDT Drivers rescue 6-year-old boy riding his toy ATV on New York highway http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58258987-68/leary-parkway-toy-onto.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58258987-68/leary-parkway-toy-onto.html.csp">Drivers rescue 6-year-old boy riding his toy ATV on New York highway</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T10:36:04.819-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 10:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mount Vernon, N.Y. • A 6-year-old boy drove his battery-powered toy car onto a suburban parkway before grown-up motorists rescued him, police said Monday. Westchester County police spokesman Kieran O’Leary said three drivers formed a slow-moving shield around the boy on the Bronx River Parkway, then one pulled over and ran to grab the boy and his little vehicle and move them onto the shoulder. “A couple of cars were behind him, maybe another alongside him a little bit, somewhat protecting him fr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582589872014-08-04T10:36:04.819-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-04T10:36:04.819-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58258987@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:36:04 MDT Letter: Bad drivers or weak analysis? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215438-82/bad-driving-stats-drivers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215438-82/bad-driving-stats-drivers.html.csp">Letter: Bad drivers or weak analysis?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:14:01.618-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In your feature (“How Bad are Utah Drivers?” July 20) I think you misinterpreted the stats. To establish “bad” driving you would want to obtain insurance company records of auto damage, injuries and fatalities. Driving 68 in a 60 zone on clear, dry roads or gently rolling a stop sign at 1 a.m. on a completely deserted street doesn’t constitute “bad” driving. Analyzing the stats on the number of citations and the fact that nearly 1 in 5 Utahns are cited by the police may tell a different story. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215438@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:14:01 MDT Letter: Drivers, or cops, producing all the tickets? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211170-82/drivers-bad-cities-cops.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211170-82/drivers-bad-cities-cops.html.csp">Letter: Drivers, or cops, producing all the tickets?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T16:37:02.534-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Do the statistics featured in Sunday’s centerpiece (“How bad are Utah drivers?” July 20) really prove that Utahns are bad drivers? Could it be that the state has more than its share of avaricious government entities that use their police powers to shake down the citizenry? Hard to prove either way, though many cities on the list are notorious speed traps, one of which was featured in a past Tribune article about police putting the squeeze on foreign tourists. What percentage of these cities’ bud...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211170@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:37:02 MDT Road projects may delay Pioneer Day traveling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58207407-90/udot-delays-lane-lanes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58207407-90/udot-delays-lane-lanes.html.csp">Road projects may delay Pioneer Day traveling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T21:10:44.705-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some road work that has narrowed key freeways around the state could lead to delays over the upcoming July 24 holiday weekend. While actual road work will be suspended over the long weekend, the Utah Department of Transportation is urging travelers to allow extra travel time for expected heavy traffic on Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon. Following is a list of some key restrictions: Interstate 80 in Summit County • It has been reduced to one lane in each direction between Wanship and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207407@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:10:44 MDT How bad are Utah drivers? About one in five ticketed yearly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58074374-90/2013-drivers-driving-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58074374-90/2013-drivers-driving-lake.html.csp">How bad are Utah drivers? About one in five ticketed yearly</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T09:59:49.087-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 09:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Amid the swerving and near misses of daily driving, the conventional view among Utahns is that their fellow motorists here are awful. Some new data suggest that perception may not be far from the truth. A Salt Lake Tribune analysis of court records for fiscal 2013 shows that Utah law officers wrote one traffic ticket for every five drivers in the state — more than 427,000 tickets for just under 2 million licensed drivers. “We’ve all heard the stories that Utah has bad drivers. And every time...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58074374@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:59:49 MDT Seattle taxi drivers attend charm school classes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58192072-79/seattle-drivers-cab-charm.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58192072-79/seattle-drivers-cab-charm.html.csp">Seattle taxi drivers attend charm school classes</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T18:09:01.643-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 06:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle • Some Seattle-area taxi drivers are trying charm school as a way to improve their customer service and fight off competition from other ride services. About 130 drivers from Yellow Cab sat in a classroom Tuesday to listen to hospitality management instructors from South Seattle College, a Seattle television station reported. The four-hour program focused on connecting with customers, leaving a good impression and dealing with complaints productively. One of the region’s major cab compan...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581920722014-07-16T18:09:01.643-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T18:09:01.643-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58192072@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:09:01 MDT Truckers at 2 Calif. ports OK cooling off period http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58179351-79/ports-drivers-period-truckers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58179351-79/ports-drivers-period-truckers.html.csp">Truckers at 2 Calif. ports OK cooling off period</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T14:05:35.206-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 02:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach agreed Saturday to a cooling-off period following five days of striking that briefly shut the massive ports. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said he requested the cooling-off period, and the truckers agreed Saturday to pull down pickets while the city’s harbor commission investigates their allegations of poor working conditions and unfair labor practices. “The city will facilitate a dialogue among the parties in the weeks ahe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581793512014-07-13T14:05:35.206-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-13T14:05:35.206-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58179351@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 14:05:35 MDT