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Will Autonomous Cars Destroy City Budgets?

Will Autonomous Cars Destroy City Budgets?

The first generation of autonomous cars to hit the roads in Europe, China, and the U.S. over the next few years won't be fully self-driving, but they'll be able to handle much of the dull, mind-numbing motoring that commuters do on a daily basis. Eventually, they'll live up to the "autonomous"... read more

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Officer with speed 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 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf R (Euro spec) - Ice Driving

Like To Leave Your Car Running On Cold Mornings? You Could Be In For A Nasty Surprise

It's a chilly morning across much of America, and if you're one of the millions planning to hit the road, you may be tempted to zip outside, crank the engine, and let your... read more January 28, 2014 by 


 
Officer with speed gun

Man Arrested For Warning Drivers Of Speed Trap; Is It Free Speech?

Is warning of a speed trap ahead—by holding a sign and standing in the median of a highway—a misdemeanor? That's what Ron Martin was charged with when local law... read more January 16, 2014 by 


 
Fixed parking ticket app

Need To Fight A Parking Ticket? A New App Can Go To Court For You

It's a beautiful day, the birds are chirping, the cars with the boom are booming softly in the distance. And then you see it: a bright orange parking ticket jammed beneath... read more January 16, 2014 by 


 
Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf Owner Spends Day In Jail For Stealing 5 Cents Of Electricity: UPDATED

UPDATE: See below The owner of an all-electric Nissan Leaf got quite a shock last month when he was hauled to jail for stealing electricity to charge his car. According to... read more December 5, 2013 by 


 
Breathalyzer

In Tampa, Florida, Validity Of DUI Arrests Called Into Question

Police officers don't have it easy. Many risk their lives every day. Few get paid what they're worth. And much of the public eyes them with suspicion, as if the police are... read more October 1, 2013 by 


 
2011 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor

Ford Gives U.S. Police Their First 30 MPG Car

For most motorists, having a car that earns 30 miles per gallon isn't such a big deal. In fact, in some segments, 30 mpg is average or even below average. But for police... read more September 19, 2013 by 


 
Surveillance Mode and other features developed by Intermotive

New In Safety: Ford 'Surveillance Mode' Locks Car Doors When People Approach

Are we imagining things, or are automakers really stepping up to the plate when it comes to safety technology? It seems as if every other day, another company debuts an... read more July 22, 2013 by 


 
Pedestrians: Small children walking across an intersection

'Accident' Or 'Collision': Why Don't Drivers Get Jailed For Killing Pedestrians?

New York City is a tough nut to crack. Over 8,000,000 people inhabit its five boroughs, which means that living there is expensive, doing business there is risky, and staying... read more June 27, 2013 by  7


 
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


 
2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit police vehicle

Minnesota Policeman Uses Mace On Deaf Driver, City Settles Case For $93,450

On November 17, 2006, Douglas D. Bahl was pulled over in St. Paul for allegedly running a red light. Ordinarily, a driver in that situation would've provided a license and... read more May 10, 2013 by  7


 
Angry Driver with Road Rage

Six Rules Of The Road You Should Observe (But Probably Won't)

Journalists who cover the auto industry drive a lot of cars. Which means we like to think we know a little more about driving than other people. Not you, of course... read more May 2, 2013 by  17


 
Police car with headlights on

Top 11 Excuses That Men & Women Give Police Officers

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a study that suggested drivers' excuses have little bearing on whether they're ticketed when they're pulled over. But of course, that... read more April 30, 2013 by  2


 
Officer with speed gun

Study: Women May Be Better At Avoiding Traffic Tickets

We all know the feeling: we're running late for work, or trying to get to the beach a little faster than we should, when we turn a corner and see Officer Friendly pointing... read more April 19, 2013 by  1


 
Road trip in Zion National Park

Report: Springdale, Utah Speed Trap Targets Foreign Tourists

Speed traps can ruin a summer road trip. It's not just the cost of the ticket that makes your blood boil; it's also that feeling that you're being targeted for being an... read more July 9, 2012 by  7


 
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