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Saudi Women Use Facebook To Urge Defiance Of Driving Ban
Saudi Women Use Facebook To Urge Defiance Of Driving Ban

In some countries, the phrase 'women drivers' may be a grumble or a catch phrase. In Saudi Arabia, it denotes something quite different: a fight by a few progressive women against the country's total ban on female drivers, one routinely enforced by religious police. A few courageous women in Saudi...Read More»

2011 Land Rover Range Rover
Increased Driving And Texting Penalties: Deterrent Or Nanny State?

It could soon be more expensive to drive and text in California, as the state Senate just voted to raise financial penalties for talking or texting on hand-held phones while driving. Lawmakers voted to raise the base fine from $20 to $50 for a first offense. Fines for subsequent violations were...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy Los Angeles
Mercedes Targets L.A. For First U.S. Teen Driving School

In October of this year, teens residing in Los Angeles will have the opportunity to take driver’s training at the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy – the automaker’s first such school in the United States. The driver’s education program will incorporate online, classroom, and...Read More»

Safe Road Workers campaign in Ontario
Give 'Em A Brake: Road Workers Talk To Drivers On Facebook, Twitter

It's nearly summer, which means more cars on the roads and, by extension, more cars passing through construction zones. We all know that we're supposed to slow down when we see workers in the area, but unfortunately, not everyone follows the rules. Now, a group of construction workers in Ontario...Read More»

Saudi Prince speaks out against ban on female drivers
Saudi Prince Says Women Should Be Allowed To Drive

It sounds ridiculously anachronistic here in America, but in many Muslim countries, including Saudi Arabia, women aren't allowed to drive. Today, a Saudi prince, Alwaleed bin Talal, spoke out on the matter, saying the ban should be lifted. Bin Talal's reasoning isn't rooted in human rights or...Read More»

Deputy finds four naked people in pickup, arrests driver on suspicion of drunk driving
Drunk Driving: Dangerous, Dumb; Naked Drunk Driving: Dumberer

Ah, Saturdays, the day on which many cops sigh before they set out on their patrols. They see bad drivers. They see erratic drivers. Often, many of these bad, erratic drivers are drunk. But it's a lot rarer for them to be both drunk and nude. Especially, we surmise, in Nebraska Iowa. And yet that's...Read More»

2010 Volvo XC60, Catskill Mountains, NY
Subaru's Snow Driving Advice: What's In Your Emergency Kit?

Writing this right now, we're looking out at what the weathercasters call "wintry mix." Less perky humans call it freezing sleet and proto-slush. But we spent much of the weekend in snow country. And that made Subaru's tips for being prepared for driving in snowy climates particularly apropos. We...Read More»

2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
You Can Do Racetrack Laps in a Ferrari in Las Vegas

Even if Santa didn’t bring you a Ferrari 458 Italia, a Ferrari Scuderia or a Ferrari F430 for Christmas, you can still own one for five hours of driving around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Okay, you don’t own them. It’s more like renting them for a total of 40 laps – 15...Read More»

Allstate's X the TXT
Allstate's X The TXT Campaign Reaches 100,000 Fans

Texting and driving is one of the more dangerous things you can do. It puts both you, and everyone inside the vehicle, at risk. Not to mention everyone else on the road. Allstate has decided to take a stand against texting and driving which lead to the creation of "X the TXT." X the TXT is a...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
Family Car Guide's Best Winter-Weather Sedans, Part One

Over the river and through the woods takes on a new meaning when the snow’s flying fast and furious. Families need a sure-footed vehicle to carry them along safely and securely. Not every household has a sport-utility vehicle or high-ground clearance quad-cab pickup that can easily navigate...Read More»

Fabio shills for Plug-In America
Today at High Gear Media: Drugs, Driving, Munsters and...Fabio

The mismatch between car and SUV bumpers can cost you lots of money, the IIHS warns this morning. [TheCarConnection] It's hard to believe a Lexus GS-F is still in the cards, but maybe they're talking about the next-generation car? [MotorAuthority] It's official: the 2012 Nissan GT-R will hit 60 mph...Read More»

Marijuana
Driving and Drug Use: A Fatal Combination

It’s a no-brainer that drinking and driving is a recipe for disaster. It should be no surprise to anyone that driving and drug use is equally dangerous. A new report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sheds a little light on just how dangerous driving and drug use...Read More»

Halloween
Family Tip: How to Trick or Treat Safely on Halloween

Scary costume, check. Carved pumpkin, check. Bag 'o candy? Check. Low beams? Low beams? Halloween witches and goblins will be roaming your neighborhood this weekend, and with little beggars walking the cul-de-sac in droves, it's time to remind all drivers about safe driving. It seems obvious, but...Read More»

2011 BMW 135i Coupe
Today at High Gear Media: Big BMW Recall, Wallace and Gromit

Daylight savings time ends soon--do you know how to drive more safely in the dark? [TheCarConnection] BMW is recalling more than 150,000 vehicles with its in-line six engines for emissions and safety fixes. [MotorAuthority] On the turbo roll, how can forced-induction engines make better power? We...Read More»

NIght Driving
TCC Tip: How To Drive Safely At Night

Some of us spend too much time there as it is, but with daylight-savings time drawing to an end on November 7, we're all going to be in the dark, earlier and more often. Is that dangerous? A new survey says that's a daunting prospect to many drivers--and finds that some skip driving entirely at...Read More»

Angry Driver with Road Rage
How to Avoid Being a Road Rage Victim

A suspected road rage incident in Houston--one that proved fatal--points out the unknown danger that prevails on the highway. In this case, the police are looking for a dark-colored pickup truck. The occupants allegedly shot the owner of a car repair and sales business, according to The Houston...Read More»

CGS Motorsports Explorer
Today at High Gear Media

Teenagers text more than any other social group. So what happens when they take to the road en masse? Brace yourselves. [TheCarConnection] As much as we hate to admit it, winter is coming. You need to remember these five things before you head into it--oh, and your keys. Keys will help...Read More»

Facebook mobile app for Android
Study Says One In Five Likes To Facebook And Drive

The last time we heard from the Royal Automobile Club, they were extolling the virtues of traveling by car, even if it meant sitting in traffic. Today, they've come out with news that's apt to be much less divisive and far more disturbing: according to a recent RAC survey, 21% of drivers in the...Read More»

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Getting Along Without a Google-Car Just Fine, Thanks

Would you fall in love with a car that drives itself--or would it drive you and your family nuts? On the one hand, who wouldn’t love to be able to sit back during a long commute, read a book, polish your nails, do some isometric exercises, or just stare out the window at lesser mortals not...Read More»

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