Driving

Have A Dog? Survey Says You're Probably A Distracted Driver
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»

2011 Porsche Sport Drive
2011 Porsche Sport Drive: Getting Butts In Seats

Porsche has stated in no uncertain terms that it wants to grow its sales volume. Porsche feels it has a perception issue -- it thinks consumers view its cars as expensive and impractical. Like other automakers, it realizes that one of the best ways to help change peoples minds is to get butts in...Read More»

Tumbler Batmobile
Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, 2012 Scion iQ: Car News Headlines

Chevrolet has confirmed the Cruze will offer a diesel engine option in 2013. [TheCarConnection] The Tumbler Batmobile will return in The Dark Knight Rises. [MotorAuthority] The 2012 Scion iQ is rated at 37 mpg on the highway. Is that good enough? [GreenCarReports] You can let your kids be backseat...Read More»

2012 Porsche 911 Prototype On Fire
Where Do You Drive To Beat The Heat? #YouTellUs

In some places in the U.S. it is so hot outside, you'd think your car is about to melt or instantly start on fire. Add to that some record humidity levels, and it has been pretty miserable for some places. Some people view hot weather as an opportunity to go for a cruise. Whether it be down...Read More»

America’s best sports car driving roads
What's The Coolest Place To Drive To Avoid The Heat? #YouTellUs

At this point, it almost doesn't matter where you live, it's a scorcher outside. Many states are experiencing record dewpoint levels on top of the summer heat wave, but where do you drive when it's this hot? Some will say "take to the canyons" (if you are lucky enough to live by some) while others...Read More»

Saudi Prince speaks out against ban on female drivers
Saudi Woman Faces Charges For Driving During Emergency

Residents of the United States likely take their driving privileges for granted. Not so in Saudi Arabia, which is the only country in the world that bans females from driving. One Saudi woman is now facing charges after she drove during what she said was a medical emergency. The unnamed 35-year-old...Read More»

1977 AMC Pacer: possibly the world's most original
AMC Pacer, Groupon, 2012 Scion iQ, Porsche: Car News Headlines

We slide behind the wheel of the 2012 Scion iQ to bring you our first drive impressions. [TheCarConnection] This is the world's most original AMC Pacer. [MotorAuthority] Here is why Groupon works for cupcakes but not for Cadillacs. [SocialCarNews] Drivers have bad dog habits in the car...Read More»

Old Driver
Kids May Be Safer With Grandma Or Grandpa Behind The Wheel: Study

Forget stereotypes of granny and gramps as feeble oldsters unable to drive safely. In fact, the results of a new study published today in the journal Pediatrics show that children may just be safer with grandma or grandpa behind the wheel. Surprised? So were the researchers, who expected just the...Read More»

Old Driver
Kids Safer With A Grandparent Behind The Wheel

Forget any preconceived notions you may have about older drivers: a new study has revealed that children may be safest in cars when a grandparent, not a parent, is behind the wheel. While previous studies showed that older drivers have more accidents, the new research focused exclusively on...Read More»

2012 Audi S5 Coupe
Hatchbacks, Porsche 928, 2012 Audi A5, Fisker Karma: Car News Headlines

Turns out Americans will buy hatchbacks. [TheCarConnection] Audi has released details regarding the 2012 A5 and S5. [MotorAuthority] Here are ten tips to manage distracted driving. [FamilyCarGuide] If you've been wanting an Aptera you'll have to keep waiting. [AllCarsElectric] A newer, smarter...Read More»

Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia
New Jersey Joins List of States Supporting Red-Light Cameras

Red-light cameras continue to be a hot news topic with yet another state -- New Jersey -- joining the growing number of states supporting red-light cameras. While New Jersey isn't new to red-light cameras -- the state is currently operating under a five-year pilot program in 17 municipalities...Read More»

Teen driving
Takata, FocusDriven Educate Teens On Distracted Driving

Never heard of Takata? Although it is one of the world’s leading seat belt manufacturers, Takata is a quiet company that prefers to remain behind the scenes, that is until the incidents of teen distracted driving reached today’s epidemic proportions. Searching for a partner to help them...Read More»

Audi Quattro concept - 2010 Paris Auto Show
2012 Toyota Camry, Lexus CX 300h, Portland, Oregon: Today's Car News

The bosses at Quattro are "optimistic" about the Audi Quattro Concept getting the green light. [MotorAuthority] The 2012 Toyota Camry has been teased by CEO Akio Toyoda. [TheCarConnection] Lexus might be working on a CX 300h hybrid as a baby brother to the RX. [GreenCarReports] Here are five things...Read More»

Stop Subaru in Saudi Facebook Ad
Saudi Women Drivers Create Stop-Subaru Facebook Ad

A week ago, a group called Saudi Women for Driving asked Subaru to stop selling cars in Saudi Arabia until women are allowed to drive. Today the group launched a Facebook ad campaign to put pressure on Subaru. Three weeks ago, women drove in circles around the Saudi embassy in Washington, D.C., to...Read More»

Screencap from 2011 Toyota Sienna ad campaign
Five Tips For Parenting In The Car

It’s the age-old dilemma – how to maintain peace and ensure safety with kids in the car. Parenting is not always easy, but these five tips for parenting in the car may make it a bit smoother. Inspect behind car before getting in and backing up. Many children die needlessly each year...Read More»

2011 Subaru Forester
Supporters Of Saudi Women Drivers Ask Subaru To Leave Kingdom

Imagine you're a small company that makes quirky but highly functional cars, beloved by niche buyers and increasingly successful in the broader market. Twenty years ago, you'd have been Saab. These days, you're Subaru. Now imagine that your strong progressive image--and more than a decade of...Read More»

Alcohol related incident
Drunken Man Plays Human Speed Bump, Loses

Here’s a handy driving tip: if you have an argument with a drunken loved one, check to make sure they’re not reclined in front of your car before you drive off. An Orlando, Florida, woman learned this lesson the hard way following a recent fight with her boyfriend. As she attempted to...Read More»

Chevy, Buick, and GMC 'Main Street in Motion' drive event, CitiField, NYC, June 2011
Chevy, Buick, GMC Get 'Butts In Seats' Via Stadium Drive Days

Let's say you're the largest U.S. automaker, and you have a little problem. You're building cars that get good reviews for features, fit, finish, and fuel economy, but half the world still thinks you build lousy cars like you used to, and the other half shuns you as "Government Motors" due to a...Read More»

Saudi Prince speaks out against ban on female drivers
A Few Saudi Women Drive Openly In Protest Of Religious Ban

Reports coming out of Saudi Arabia today indicate that a few dozen women braved the country's religious ban on women drivers and took the wheel. About 50 women reported, mostly on Twitter, that they had driven, with some posting videos on YouTube of their drives. Their actions are the culmination...Read More»

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