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NYC Taxi Driver Dodges $28,000 In Tolls By Tailgating

NYC Taxi Driver Dodges $28,000 In Tolls By Tailgating

We've all been there: stuck in line, waiting to fork over a toll or parking fee, thinking to ourselves, "Couldn't I zip out of here, while the crossing arm is closing behind the person ahead of me? Couldn't I skip paying, just this once?" ALSO SEE: 2015 Toyota Camry Video: New York Auto Show It... read more

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Hevo wireless electric car charging station

That's Not A Manhole Cover, It's An Electric Car Charger

Fully electric cars and range-extended vehicles like the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, and Chevrolet Volt have only been on the market a few years, but it's pretty clear that... read more October 21, 2013 by 


 
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveils "texting zones" along thruway and highways (9-23-13)

You Call Them "Rest Stops", New York Calls Them "Texting Zones"

The noble rest stop: an oasis of the interstate where weary travelers can relieve themselves, grab a soda, and do a few jumping jacks to perk up for the long drive ahead... read more September 26, 2013 by 


 
Toll plaza with E-ZPass on the Spaulding Turnpike near Rochester, NH (via Wikimedia user Fletcher6)

E-ZPass, Smartphones, GPS-Tracking, And The End Of Privacy

Privacy ain't what it used to be. Just a decade or so ago, most of us paled at the thought of sharing our phone numbers and addresses with corporations, knowing that an... read more September 16, 2013 by 


 
On YouTube, Matthew Cordle confesses to killing Vincent Canzani in a drunk-driving accident

On YouTube, Motorist Zips Around NYC, Another Confesses To Killing A Man While Driving Drunk UPDATE

UPDATE: See below YouTube is not for the timid. It's a cacophony of crap, most of which consists of (a) shaky cell phone footage of stadium concerts shot from nosebleed... read more September 6, 2013 by 


 
Destruction in the wake of Hurricane Sandy (via Wikimedia)

Thousands Of Vehicles Ruined By Hurricane Sandy Sit On New York Airfield

In Calverton, New York, toward the eastern end of Long Island, there is an airfield. It's no longer home to planes, though: it's become an impromptu graveyard for thousands... read more January 8, 2013 by 


 
Long gas lines in Summit NJ in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Should Gas Stations Have Backup Power For Pumps? Some Say No

In the areas of the U.S. affected by Hurricane Sandy, lines for gasoline have been long. The problem isn't really one of supply; rather, it seems to be one of electricity... read more November 9, 2012 by  5


 
New York City taxi cab

Bucking The Trend: Traffic Fatalities Rise in New York City

Traffic fatalities have been on the decline for the past several years, thanks in large part to enhanced safety gear on vehicles and stricter enforcement of drunk-driving... read more September 27, 2012 by 


 
PayLock's Smart Boot

Starting Tomorrow, New Yorkers Can Unboot Cars By Phone

New York City drivers, we have bad news and good news. First the bad news: if you have a fistful of unpaid traffic tickets, you're in danger of having your car booted. But... read more April 23, 2012 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Impala

2014 Chevrolet Impala Live Photos: 2012 New York Auto Show

Chevrolet's current Impala feels a bit like an afterthought in GM's passenger-car lineup, but that's soon due to change; the new 2014 Chevrolet Impala unveiled at the New... read more April 5, 2012 by  3


 
2013 Dodge SRT Viper GTS

2012 New York Auto Show Highlights, Day One

It's been a busy first day for most of our editorial crew, who spent the day sprinting between media previews at the New York Auto Show. Among the major U.S. shows, the New... read more April 4, 2012 by  1


 
Carfellas

Carfellas: Discovery's New Show About Ex-Cons, Cars & Cannoli

If you're the sort of TV fanatic who dreams about a mash-up between the brashness of The Sopranos and the waistbands of Pawn Stars, we've got good news: the Discovery Channel... read more August 24, 2011 by  8


 
Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia

NYC To Get Red-Light Cameras 'On Every Corner' If Mayor Gets His Way

New York City has a reputation for danger and lawlessness that's utterly undeserved these days, being one of the safer large cities in the country. In fact, it's hard to find... read more August 23, 2011 by 


 
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... read more June 20, 2011 by  7


 
cigarettes, taken by Flickr user Schnella Schnyder

Butt Out: New York Bans Smoking In Cars When Kids Are Present

Secondhand smoke kills – so it should come as no surprise that lawmakers would introduce a bill to ban smoking in cars where children are present. In fact, a New York... read more June 14, 2011 by  11


 
Nissan NV200 Taxi

Nissan NV Selected To Ply NYC Streets As Next Taxi Fleet

New Yorkers, your next taxi cab is here--and it's a van. We can imagine the epithets spewing from the South Bronx to Staten Island, as the venerable Ford Crown Victoria will... read more May 3, 2011 by  3


 
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