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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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Men Love Sporty Rides, Women Love Practical Cars, And Other Stereotypes

Another week, another study about the many differences (and fewer similarities) between men and women. This time, the study crossing our desk comes from KBB.com, and it shows... read more October 23, 2014 by 


 
2015 Jaguar XKR

2015 Jaguar XK, Takata Airbag Recall, Anti-Tesla Bill: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Jaguar XK Review Here for its final model year, the 2015 Jaguar XK lineup carries over without significant change, as it's stepped aside for the... read more October 23, 2014 by 


 
Railroad map prepared by the Michigan Railroad Commission, circa 1876.

GM Announces Support For Michigan's Anti-Tesla Bill, Governor Then Signs It

Last week, we told you about a hastily amended bill in Michigan that would prevent Tesla from setting up shop in the Wolverine State. It had passed both houses of the... read more October 22, 2014 by 


 
2015 Infiniti Q40

2015 Infiniti Q40, Autonomous Cars, Plug-In Hybrids Vs. Fuel Cells: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Infiniti Q40 Review Infiniti is holding on to the old, by keeping the outgoing version of its mid-size sport sedan, formerly called the G37... read more October 22, 2014 by 


 
Volvo ‘Drive Me’ autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

40+ Ways That Autonomous Cars Will Improve (Or Ruin) The World

We've all heard the theories: Autonomous cars will prevent accidents. Autonomous cars will reduce traffic. Autonomous cars will revolt and eat us for dinner. (We made up that... read more October 21, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2015 Mercedes GLA, Gas Mileage A Top Priority, Fan Sues Ferrari: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Review The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is the smallest vehicle offered as a GL-branded sport-utility vehicle by the... read more October 21, 2014 by 


 
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Advocacy Group Says That Fuel Economy Is America's #1 Criteria When Shopping For A New Car

When you're looking for a new car, there are lots of factors to consider: how the car looks, how comfortable the ride is, its high-tech amenities, the number of cup-holders... read more October 20, 2014 by 


 
Yellow light (photo by Sébastien Santoro aka Dereckson)

Chicago Tweaks Red-Light Camera Rules, Issues $7.7 Million In New Fines

No one likes red-light cameras. It's not just that they're automated, soulless hall monitors. It's not just that they're operated by semi-sleazy third parties that keep a big... read more October 20, 2014 by 


 
BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition unveiled at the Hockenheimring, October 19, 2014

2015 Ford Mustang, Special Edition BMW M4, Sistine Chapel: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Mustang: Ford Ponies Up First Safety Recall (Already) The sixth-generation 2015 Ford Mustang has just started to arrive at dealerships... read more October 20, 2014 by 


 
Detail from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, "Creation of Adam" (photo by Michelangelo Buonarroti)

Porsche Is First In Line As Vatican Begins Renting Out Sistine Chapel For Parties

The Vatican Museum is a mixed bag. On the one hand, the art is amazing. On the other, it's crowded, it's confusing, and you have to sprint through the place to see... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
Inflated airbag

Honda Accused Of Under-Reporting Takata Airbag Failures

In the early part of this century, Japanese supplier Takata manufactured some faulty airbags. The propellant associated with those airbags caused several of the devices to... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
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2015 Ford F-150, Tesla Takes On Michigan, 100K S-Classes Sold: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Ford F-150 Review Pickup trucks have always been locked in a battle for capability--tow ratings, payload ratings, bed size, and crew capacity... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Ford F-150 First Drive, Cadillac ATS And Lincoln MKC Crash Test Scores: The Week In Reverse

This week, we're spending quality seat time in Fords great and small. At the small end: the Fiesta ST. With nearly 200 hp for just 2,700 pounds of city-savvy hatchback... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
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In Michigan, Bill To Ban Tesla Sales Heads To Governor's Desk: Will He Sign It?

In Michigan, a recently passed bill could prevent Tesla Motors from selling its electric vehicles directly to consumers. Tesla says that the hastily approved legislation... read more October 16, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Corvette Vs. Viper, Cadillac ATS Safety, New Toyota Recalls: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Vs. Dodge SRT Viper: Compare Cars If you feel the need for American speed, and demand a voluptuous, standalone sports-car... read more October 16, 2014 by 


 
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