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Report: Hand-Held Cell Phone Bans Don't Make Roads Any Safer

Report: Hand-Held Cell Phone Bans Don't Make Roads Any Safer

As of today, 14 states, plus the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, have passed laws preventing drivers from using hand-held cell phones. A whopping 44 states (plus D.C. and the above territories) prohibit texting behind the wheel -- an act that tends to involve a... read more

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Google Self-Driving Car Prototype

Not So Fast, Google: Autonomous Cars In California Still Need Steering Wheels, Brakes

In May of this year, California's Department of Motor Vehicles published safety guidelines aimed at manufacturers of self-driving cars. A few days later, Google unveiled a... read more August 26, 2014 by 


 
Parking ticket (via Flickr user Paul Henman)

Traveling In Canada This Summer? Don't Park With Your Windows Down

In states and towns across America, you can find plenty of dumb laws on the books. In Washington state, for example, it's illegal to harass Bigfoot. In Louisiana, stealing an... read more June 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Poised For Triumph In New Jersey, Could Relaunch Sales Next Month

In the not-too-distant future, someone is going to make a documentary about electric automaker Tesla. It'll be weightier than the one National Geographic put together, and... read more June 9, 2014 by 


 
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt SS

Recalled Used Cars: CA Law Would Require Fix Before Resale

Vehicle recalls seem to be happening with more frequency this year, and one California lawmaker is trying to prevent these potentially unsafe vehicles from making it into the... read more May 15, 2014 by 


 
Police officer with radar gun

Missouri Judge Says, 'Yes, You Have A Right To Warn Other Drivers About Speed Traps'

Over the past couple of years, drivers in Florida and Texas have been ticketed for notifying their fellow motorists about speed traps. In Florida, Ryan Kintner simply flashed... read more February 5, 2014 by 


 
David Hasselhoff and KITT from Knight Rider

Your Car May Soon Be Required To 'Talk' (To Other Cars, Anyway)

Vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems will make automotive travel dramatically safer and more efficient. So, what's the big holdup? The National Highway Traffic Safety... read more February 4, 2014 by 


 
Google Glass

Google Glass Driver Cleared Of Wrongdoing: This Is Why Distracted Driving Laws Won't Work

In November of 2013, Cecilia Abadie was ticketed for wearing Google Glass while driving. However, Abadie insisted that she wasn't using Glass at the time, even though the... read more January 17, 2014 by 


 
Google Glass

New York May Nix Google Glass For Drivers

Unless you've been living under a rock -- a rock without wi-fi -- you know that wearable technology is the Next Big Thing. From rings to running shoes to the fabrics in our... read more January 15, 2014 by 


 
UberCab app

Uber Driver Kills Pedestrian, Uber Denies Fault: What Will The Courts Say?

On New Year's Eve in San Francisco, a six-year-old girl was killed and her family members were seriously injured when they were struck by a vehicle while crossing the street... read more January 3, 2014 by 


 
Angry Driver with Road Rage

10 Laws That Drive Drivers Crazy

Motor-vehicle laws are intended to keep everyone safe, without unnecessarily hindering or restricting. At least in the purest intent, that's how they're supposed to work. But... read more November 4, 2013 by 


 
Gavel. Image: Brian Turner

20 Parts-Makers Fined $1.6 Billion For Fixing Prices & Making Cars Pricey

No doubt about it: cars are expensive. Along with your home and your education, a car is one of the most expensive investments you'll ever make. Unfortunately, some of us... read more September 27, 2013 by 


 
Car shopping

Would You Rather Buy A Car On Sunday Or Simply Shop In Peace?

Like many other states, New Jersey is a study in contrasts. It's the birthplace of the working man's hero, Bruce Springsteen, and the appallingly self-entitled cast of Jersey... read more September 23, 2013 by 


 
Snail crossing the road [by Flickr user schristia]

Florida Does Something Un-Crazy, Tickets Slowpoke Drivers

Let's face it: Florida is a little eccentric. Not crazy eccentric, like your loose-cannon uncle who makes everyone cringe when he opens his mouth at Thanksgiving dinner. No... read more July 1, 2013 by  1


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Fan Petitions White House To 'Allow Tesla Motors To Sell Directly To Consumers'

Since President Obama launched Petitions.WhiteHouse.gov in 2011, scores of Americans have filed petitions with the federal government. Some have been fairly straightforward... read more June 27, 2013 by  1


 
Police car with headlights on

New Jersey Bill Would Let Police Confiscate Your Cell Phone

When we see those flashing lights, most of us know what to do: time to pull over and dig out our registration and proof of insurance from the glove box. But in New Jersey... read more June 12, 2013 by  1


 
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