Driving

Family Car Advice: Steer Clear Of Deer This Fall
Family Car Advice: Steer Clear Of Deer This Fall

While autumn brings the glorious color display of leaves along the highway, it’s also the start of fall breeding season for deer. That means motorists need to exercise extra caution during the months of October through December to watch out for deer on the highway and reduce the risk of a...Read More»

VPG MV-1
2011 VPG MV-1 Has Wheelchair Users In Mind

With all due respect to Janis Joplin, freedom is not just another word for nothing else to lose. For America’s 14 million adults using wheelchairs and scooters, freedom means mobility. Vehicle Production Group had them in mind when it designed its MV-1, the first purpose-built vehicle for...Read More»

Woman driving
By The Numbers: Women Are Worse At Parking Than Men

We’re not big on perpetuating stereotypes, and we’d dare anyone to tell Michele Mouton, Sabine Schmitz or Simona de Silvestro that women are less capable than men behind the wheel. Still, sometimes studies produce hard data, and the latest numbers from Britain seem to suggest one thing...Read More»

Saudi Prince speaks out against ban on female drivers
Saudi Women To Vote--In 2015--But Still Can't Drive To Polls

Four years from now, the women of Saudi Arabia will be able to vote, which they have not so far been permitted to do. They remain, however, religiously forbidden from driving cars--the only such law anywhere in the world. That means they will have to rely on male relatives to drive them to the...Read More»

Gavel. Image: Brian Turner
Innocent Of Speeding? In MA, You'll Pay Up Anyway

Going to traffic court used to be so simple. If you were found guilty, you paid the fine and associated costs, then went home to wait for your auto insurance premium to increase. Those days are gone, at least in Massachusetts: if you’re found not guilty of a traffic offense there, you still...Read More»

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Northeast Drivers Most Crash-Prone: Survey

If you live in the Northeast or visit there with any regularity, we’ve got some bad news for you: eight of the ten U.S. cities with the highest crash averages are in the Northeast. Only San Francisco, CA and Glendale, CA represent for the west coast, and there are no top-ten dangerous cities...Read More»

Welcome to Texas
Texas Raises Speed Limit To 85, Becomes The New Montana

When the 55 mile per hour national speed limit was amended in 1987 and later repealed in 1995, states were once again free to establish speed limits based on safety standards, not just fuel economy. States in the overpopulated and traffic-choked Northeast set a fairly conservative limit of 65 mph...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Car
Top 25 Speed Trap Cities In U.S. and Canada

Anyone who’s ever gotten caught in what is commonly referred to as a “speed trap” knows a thing or two about bad luck. Maybe it’s our own inattention to posted speed limits or deliberate violation of the law, but when we get that ticket, we feel the pain. Now, just in time...Read More»

An aerial view of the Naperville test track. Image: City of Naperville, IL
Illinois Town Gives Car Shoppers Their Own Test Track

If you live near Chicago, you may want to head down to Naperville, Illinois, the next time you’re in the market for a new or used car. We can’t tell you that you’ll get a better deal there, but we can tell you this: you’ll have access to your own dedicated test track, which...Read More»

Old Driver
Seniors: Is An Online Driver’s Course In Your Future?

Everybody loves to save money, and when you’ve reached a certain age and have more than a few gray hairs not covered with hair coloring, you’re even more likely to want a good deal. While a number of car insurance companies have offered seniors discounts on premiums for completing a...Read More»

Old Driver
Older Drivers Using Computer Keys To Keep Car Keys

Parents of driver’s ed students quickly learn that, apart from mounting anxiety of their kids being licensed to drive, the learning experience is far different today. Driving simulators are the norm, and rickety film projectors no longer show film strip shockers like Mechanized Death or...Read More»

2011 Chrysler Town & Country
Americans To Drive More, Fly Less This Labor Day Weekend

The last gasp of summer is quickly approaching and families across America are making plans to do something to celebrate Labor Day weekend. According to a forecast from AAA, that means some 31.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday weekend. That's a drop of 2.4...Read More»

Texting behind the wheel
More Americans Favor New Teen Driver Requirements

A new survey conducted by Allstate Insurance finds that a majority of Americans, nearly six in 10, favor a national law that establishes minimum requirements for state graduated driver licensing (GDL). That’s not all the survey finds, although the results may not be all that shocking. The...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Two Out Of Three Drivers Think They're More Skilled Than You

For years, we’ve said that most drivers overestimate their own abilities, and now we have scientific proof to back up our theory. According to a recent study by Allstate Insurance, the majority of American drivers surveyed considered their driving knowledge, skills and safe driving habits to...Read More»

Traffic light
It's National Stop On Red Week

With all the tumult in the stock market the past couple of days, you might not have noticed that August 7-13 is National Stop on Red Week. Or maybe you're just surprised that people need to be reminded? Authorities aren't. The National Coalition on Safer Roads (NCSR) is trying to raise awareness...Read More»

Angry teen driver
Survey Says: Younger Drivers Prone To Get Lost, Frustrated

Today's drivers have access to a multitude of tech tools that make travel easier: in-car GPS, telematics services, smartphone apps, and so on. But a new survey suggests that those tools aren't helping younger drivers keep their cool on the road. The study comes from marketing firm Galaxy Research...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60 4-door Sedan Temperature Controls
Opinion: Make Collision Avoidance Systems Mandatory

When I was a teenager back in the '80s, we relied almost exclusively on the car to get us around. It was the car because the bus was slow and infrequent. Furthermore, a car was a sign you were successful enough to not have to resort to public transportation. Or worse - your bike. I also remember...Read More»

Drunk driver
PSA: Lose Your License in Australia and You're...

Advertising and just about most media from Australia have always proven to be different, unique, and dare I say, risqué. But Australians have always told it like it is, they tend not to beat around the bush. Heck, look at their most notorious export after those Paul Hogan movies, Mr. Rupert...Read More»

Honda Dog Friendly Element
Have A Dog? Survey Says You're Probably A Distracted Driver

There are over 78 million dogs living in American homes, and chances are pretty good (around 40%) that your household includes at least one canine companion. But if you're among the millions of people taking Fido out for a drive in the family car, a new study indicates that you're doing a terrible...Read More»

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