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Friendly Helpful Speed Camera To Ticket You, Then Text You Too?

Friendly Helpful Speed Camera To Ticket You, Then Text You Too?

We've written a lot about traffic enforcement cameras, both the ones that nail red-light runners and those that send automatic tickets to drivers who exceed the speed limit. Now a new wrinkle in evolving technology has been proposed: Wouldn't it be nice if the camera system not only sent you an... read more

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Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia

AZ Switches Off Speed Cameras For Privacy, Revenue Reasons

Last fall, we wrote about citizen initiatives to ban the use of traffic enforcement cameras in three small towns in Ohio and Texas. Now, the backlash has intensified, with... read more July 19, 2010 by  16


 
Auto loan

GM Looking To Offer More Loans To More Customers

When General Motors sold off control of GMAC, it lost more than its in-house financing arm. It lost the ability to offer loans to a broad range of consumers, particularly... read more June 24, 2010 by  10


 
Dealer

Dealers Sidestep New Consumer Protection Bill

American auto dealers were dealt a winning hand yesterday as the U.S. House of Representatives agreed to exclude auto loans from an upcoming consumer protection bill. A... read more June 23, 2010 by  12


 
2009 Land Rover LR2 HSE

The Royal Speed-Cam Detector: Prince Philip's Land Rover Busted!

His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh is known for saying impolitic things in public once in a while. Now it turns out that his occasional lack of political correctness... read more March 1, 2010 by 


 
U.S. Capitol

Congress Considers Adding 20,000 Electric Vehicles To USPS Fleet

With around 260,000 vehicles at its disposal, the United States Postal Service operates the biggest civilian fleet in the country. Unfortunately, most of those vehicles get... read more February 2, 2010 by  1


 
Texting behind the wheel

Texting Ban For Commercial Drivers A Bellwether For Full Ban?

Truck or bus drivers who text while driving a commercial vehicle could be fined up to $2,750 as part of civil or criminal penalties. That's what U.S. Transportation Secretary... read more January 26, 2010 by  12


 
2005 Porsche Cayenne S

2005 Cayenne Turbo - Nice Car

Bought my Cayenne a few years ago. here are the pros - very nice interior finish and handling. Cons - way expensive. You know at first I didn't like this car as the... read more January 20, 2010 by 


 
Capitol Hill

Good News/Bad News/Good News For Disenfranchised Dealers

High Gear Media has partnered with Tesla Motors on a new writing contest where YOU can win a tour and road test of the 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport. You can submit as many... read more December 14, 2009 by 


 
Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia

Shocking Revelation: Red-Light Cameras Only About the Money!

Color us aghast. Can you imagine, a red-light camera program that's not about safety? Why, it turns out that all along we've been deceived. It's about ... yes ... the money... read more December 8, 2009 by  4


 
New license plate design to be issued by New York State in 2010

New York State Backs Down, New License Plates May Be Free

Last week we wrote about New York State's plan to issue new license plates, ostensibly to replace old ones whose reflective material may have worn off. The new and clearly... read more November 19, 2009 by  2


 
New license plate design to be issued by New York State in 2010

New York's New License Plates Stir Resentment Over Fees

Obviously you have to replace license plates now and then. Among other reasons, the reflective material wears off. And besides, that way cops can tell if a car hasn't been... read more November 11, 2009 by  26


 
Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia

Spitting Mad at Speed Cameras? Vote 'Em Out At The Ballot Box!

By now, every driver knows about traffic enforcement cameras. Found in more than 20 states, they photograph drivers committing traffic offenses, whether it's speeding or... read more November 6, 2009 by  2


 
policeman reaching into car

SFPD To Go Lightly On Drivers Without Licenses, Ruckus Ensues

Many police departments around the U.S. impound the cars of drivers caught behind the wheel without a license. But starting Sunday, San Francisco plans to abolish that... read more October 29, 2009 by  2


 
Aptera 2e

Congress Speaks: Aptera 2e Now A Car, Not A Motorcycle

Since June of this year, the Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicle program has awarded low-interest loans to encourage the development of next-gen cars. Ford... read more October 20, 2009 by  1


 
Smoking

WTF: Canadian Truckers Busted For Smoking Behind The Wheel

Like red light cameras, prohibitions on smoking in the workplace have become common in much of the Western world. But what happens when your workplace is your car -- or... read more October 15, 2009 by  2


 
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