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Are Democrats Better Drivers Than Republicans?

Are Democrats Better Drivers Than Republicans?

Last week, we published an article about the worst (and best) drivers in America. A study carried out by CarInsuranceComparison.com revealed that the worst drivers -- based on fatality rates, traffic citations, and other factors -- tended to live in the South, with better drivers situated in the... read more

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Saudi Arabian women campaign for the right to drive, plan protest for October 26, 2013

Women: Saudi Cleric Says That Driving Will Ruin Your Ovaries

According to playground insiders, you shouldn't swallow gum, because it'll float around in your stomach for seven years. Also, chocolate will give you acne, and if someone... read more September 30, 2013 by 


 
Driving stats compiled by Michael Sivak, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

Another Study Confirms That Driving In The U.S. Peaked In 2004

Back in May, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) published a study that showed Americans are driving less. The PIRG study made a number of intriguing claims, all... read more July 26, 2013 by 


 
Per-capita vehicle-miles traveled & GDP, from a study by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group

It's Not The Economy After All: Americans Began Driving Less In 2004

During the Great Recession, researchers noticed a curious trend: Americans were driving less. Analysts devised numerous theories linking the economic downturn to our driving... read more May 21, 2013 by  1


 
Skip Barber Mazda Driving School - Skidpad

Teaching Teens Safer Driving: Skip Barber Racing School

Poll parents with teenagers at driving age, and probably, you'll find they don't think their kids have been trained adequately to drive defensively on the road. Some... read more May 12, 2013 by 


 
2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit police vehicle

Minnesota Policeman Uses Mace On Deaf Driver, City Settles Case For $93,450

On November 17, 2006, Douglas D. Bahl was pulled over in St. Paul for allegedly running a red light. Ordinarily, a driver in that situation would've provided a license and... read more May 10, 2013 by  7


 
Older driver

AAA Survey: Older Drivers Paying Attention To Safety

In spite of statistics that show the oldest drivers have some of the highest accident-fatality rates, new data from a survey of 7,972 seniors suggests that older drivers are... read more May 2, 2013 by 


 
Angry Driver with Road Rage

Six Rules Of The Road You Should Observe (But Probably Won't)

Journalists who cover the auto industry drive a lot of cars. Which means we like to think we know a little more about driving than other people. Not you, of course... read more May 2, 2013 by  17


 
A MINI Cooper, stuffed with 28 agile women - image: MINI

Women Drivers Outnumber Men, But Men Have Higher Fatality Rate On The Road

In the early part of the 20th century, it was unusual to see women behind the wheel. But as viewers of Downton Abbey know, that began to change during World War I, when women... read more March 4, 2013 by  1


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

The Ten Worst U.S. Cities For Traffic Congestion

The grass, it seems, is always greener on the other side of the highway median. Ask any U.S. driver about his commute, and you’ll likely get a lengthy tirade about the... read more February 21, 2013 by  4


 
Relative claim frequencies by rated driver age, calendar year 2010 (from HLDI)

Aging Boomers Won't Wreck America's Roads: Here's Why

We've all heard about Baby Boomers and how they're hurtling toward retirement. We've also read numerous studies that show older drivers are more accident prone when they get... read more December 4, 2012 by  2


 
Woman driving

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 


 
Drowsy driver - AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

AAA Study Finds Young Drivers Nodding Off Behind The Wheel

Among the unsafe behaviors teen drivers display behind the wheel, nodding off while driving – which hasn’t received nearly enough attention – ranks right up... read more November 13, 2012 by  3


 
yellow light

Stop Or Go: What Do You Do At Yellow Lights?

No matter how many years you’ve been driving, you’ve likely encountered situations where you need to make a decision about what to do at a yellow light. Depending... read more September 25, 2012 by  4


 
Older driver

Seniors, RX Drugs, Driving: Potential Safety Risk, AAA

Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65. More than 80 percent of drivers 65 and older regularly take medication—two-thirds take five or more daily. Yet only half have... read more September 18, 2012 by  1


 
Map of the U.S.A.

Mississippi, Oklahoma Make Life Miserable For Motorists

Back in May, we gave you our picks for the best (and worst) states for drivers. Now, another organization has compiled a similar list, and we're intrigued to see some overlap... read more September 17, 2012 by  9


 
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