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About Peter DeMarco

July 21, 2009

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Peter DeMarco was just another aggressive, gotta-get-there-now Massachusetts motorist. Now that he's written nearly 150 columns about how all of us should drive, though, he's actually starting to obey the rules of the road. No longer does he barge into crowded intersections on yellow lights ($200 state fine) or slap cream cheese on his Dunkin' Donuts bagel while in the fast lane (a potential $35 ticket for "impeded operation.")

Whether you've had your driver's license for decades or are brand new to driving, "Who taught YOU to drive?" is sure to teach you something you didn't know about one of our favorite, local passions. Like the author, you might even become a better driver to boot.

DeMarco joined the Globe eight years ago as a news and features correspondent and has since written for nearly every section of the paper. A Lynnfield native, he began his career writing for various North Shore newspapers, including the Salem Evening News. He has a master's in journalism from Columbia University and was a staff writer for the New York Daily News during the attacks of September 11. Nowadays he splits his time between writing for the Globe and driving a snowplow truck alongside his dad during winter. He lives in Somerville and drives a huge Chevy Tahoe, though he hopes to make amends for all the gas it guzzles by buying a hybrid someday.

He can be reached at demarco@globe.com, on Facebook at "WhotaughtYOUtodrive?", and Twitter @whotaughtU2driv.