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28 States Use Outdated Driver's License Format, Which Could Leave You Stranded At The Airport
28 States Use Outdated Driver's License Format, Which Could Leave You Stranded At The Airport

When we think of technology and change, we often think of computers, mobile phones, cars, and such. But today, even the most mundane objects are evolving, from electrical outlets to thermostats. Driver's licenses are not immune. Unfortunately, like your grumpy uncle who's still mad about the...Read More»

'Toward Los Angeles': hitchhikers photographed by Dorothea Lange, via Library of Congress
More U.S. Families Opt Out Of Auto Ownership

We've been told time and time and time again that young people just aren't that into cars. Apparently, that's the good news. According to a study published by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and the U.S. Department of Transportation (PDF), the U.S. population...Read More»

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Women Drivers Outnumber Men, But Men Have Higher Fatality Rate On The Road

In the early part of the 20th century, it was unusual to see women behind the wheel. But as viewers of Downton Abbey know, that began to change during World War I, when women were permitted to do things previously deemed "unseemly". Case in point: Gertrude Stein learned to drive so she could...Read More»

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Florida Requires Canadians To Have International License (UPDATE: No, It Doesn't)

Canadians heading to Florida for a break from the Great White North can breathe a bit easier: Florida says that a new law requiring international driving permits for America's northern neighbors won't be enforced -- at least not for now. Confused? You should be. Millions of people from around the...Read More»

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New Jersey Is Nothing To Smile About (On Your Driver's License)

New Jersey residents have many reasons to be happy: The state has more diners than any place on the planet. Despite the oft-reported heft of its governor, New Jersey remains one of the skinniest states in the union. And of course, Jersey Shore has finally been cancelled. But if you live in New...Read More»

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Ford Wants To Help With Your Father's Day Gifting

Father’s Day is looming on the horizon, so Ford wants to help with your gift giving by offering up a few ideas, as well as explaining its philosophy behind licensing the blue oval. Licensing, as you’d imagine, is big business for Ford, and some 45 million Ford-logo items were sold at...Read More»

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Will 'Rising Tide' Of Elderly Drivers Lead To A New Safety Agenda?

How, and at what point do you limit when older drivers can get behind the wheel—or decided if they're still okay to drive at all? Those are among many tough questions we face as our driving population ages, and they're among the concerns currently being covered in a National Transportation...Read More»

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Graduated Licensing: Does It Defer The Recklessness Of Youth?

While a decade or more ago, teens were dreaming of the day they'd turn 16, get their first wheels, and be more social, today's teens are already connected and social at all hours—and perhaps more concerned with getting their next smartphone. Increasingly, teenagers are forgoing licenses...Read More»

Old Driver
For Older Drivers, Mental Workouts Help Reduce Accidents

Play a musical instrument? Take hikes on the weekend? Do the morning crossword puzzle? As odd as it might sound, any of these things might make you a better, safer driver. It found that simply getting a daily mental workout will help significantly reduce the chances of being in an accident. For a...Read More»

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