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Study: Autonomous Cars Need Driver's Licenses, Too

Study: Autonomous Cars Need Driver's Licenses, Too

Over the past couple of weeks, Tesla has made headlines for its autopilot software, which allows the company's Model S sedan drive itself under certain conditions. While fans and futurists have hailed this as the arrival of the fully autonomous car, some reports from owners suggest that the... read more

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Shifting Demographics: In The U.S., More Women Drive Than Men

As we saw during last week's election, the demographics of the U.S. are changing. Older white men -- once the country's key voting block -- make up an increasingly small... read more November 14, 2012 by  0

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New Jersey Is Nothing To Smile About (On Your Driver's License)

New Jersey residents have many reasons to be happy: The state has more diners than any place on the planet. Despite the oft-reported heft of its governor, New Jersey remains... read more September 21, 2012 by  2

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Older Drivers Concerned About Losing Licenses, Self-Police Driving Habits

Roughly 10,000 drivers turn 65 each day. The vast majority of those folks -- 82%, to be precise -- continue to drive, but according to a recent AAA study (PDF) most... read more April 4, 2012 by  2

DrivingTests101 Helps Teens And Others Prep For Driver's Exams

Spring has arrived ahead of schedule, and with it has come the usual surge of eager car shoppers. But spring is also an important time for drivers-to-be: now that roads have... read more March 23, 2012 by  0

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This Sunday, California Stops Towing Cars Of Undocumented Drivers

If you're an illegal immigrant to the U.S. and you live in California, life is about to get a tiny bit better. As of Sunday, if you're stopped at a checkpoint, the police... read more December 27, 2011 by  4

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Alabama Nabs Honda Exec A Week After Jailing Mercedes Manager Under Immigration Law

Many of the people arrested under Alabama's new immigration law--immigrants from Central and South America, documented or not--get no media attention. A state that arrests or... read more December 4, 2011 by  34

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In New York, Eye Exams No Longer Required For License Renewal

For most of us, the process of renewing a driver’s license involves paying a fee, signing some forms, getting a new (but equally bad) photo taken, and passing a... read more September 28, 2011 by  7

Fatalities per mile driven by age, from, DoT data analyzed by IIHS

Teen Drivers Die In Crashes. Old Folks Too. Who's Feared Most?

Did you see the recent Hyundai ad that touts the safety of its new 2011 Sonata by playing on your fear of out-of-control teens behind the wheel? It cites the statistic that 3... read more May 10, 2010 by  5

New license plate design to be issued by New York State in 2010

New York State Backs Down, New License Plates May Be Free

Last week we wrote about New York State's plan to issue new license plates, ostensibly to replace old ones whose reflective material may have worn off. The new and clearly... read more November 19, 2009 by  2

New license plate design to be issued by New York State in 2010

New York's New License Plates Stir Resentment Over Fees

Obviously you have to replace license plates now and then. Among other reasons, the reflective material wears off. And besides, that way cops can tell if a car hasn't been... read more November 11, 2009 by  26

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SFPD To Go Lightly On Drivers Without Licenses, Ruckus Ensues

Many police departments around the U.S. impound the cars of drivers caught behind the wheel without a license. But starting Sunday, San Francisco plans to abolish that... read more October 29, 2009 by  2


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