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DMV should furnish unexpurgated list of drivers’ violations

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DMV should furnish unexpurgated list of drivers’ violations The state Department of Motor Vehicles has the power to prevent tragedies such as [the one of] two Shenendehowa teenagers killed on the Northway, yet the department takes no action. DMV is the only state agency with access to the complete history of every driver’s record. What will it take for DMV to end its practice of furnishing partial records to town courts, defense attorneys and prosecutors? ...

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January 21, 2013
8:54 p.m.

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I agree with you, Richard Evans. When I heard of Drue's long list of violations, it immediately reminded me of the David Ryan tragedy. I teach driver education and this blatantly reckless violator behavior is something we discuss. Each class visits the "ghost bike" on Riverview Road. I wish parents would think carefully before paying a lawyer to bail a child out of a traffic violation. It could lead to far deeper regrets. Roadways would be much safer if ALL drivers would always drive as carefully and responsibly as they would on a road test. We all share the risk on the road and it is never "all about me."