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

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. Statistically, you know you're a better driver than most other people on the roads. We're talking about those other ones. But each of... read more

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Speed enforcement by aircraft plummets

Don't Bother Looking Up: Tickets Issued By Airplane Plummet

Here's one less thing for summer road-trippers to worry about: speeding tickets doled out by airplanes. Of course, if you're planning to hit the highway this July 4 holiday... read more July 3, 2012 by  2

policeman reaching into car

Fake Police Officer May Be Killing Mississippi Drivers

Officials in Mississippi are investigating two roadside slayings that could be the work of a murderer posing as a police officer or highway patrolman. Both took place in the... read more May 15, 2012 by  2

1998 Mercury Sable with blown tires from car chase

Drunken Mom Runs From Cops At 100 MPH--With Kids In The Car

Speeding and driving while under the influence already puts others in danger, but add kids to the back seat while doing both and you have a recipe for a very bad day... read more March 12, 2012 by  2

Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia

Run A Red Light, Wreck Your Credit Rating?

Red-light cameras save lives, according to their manufacturers, by penalizing drivers who run traffic signals. If camera manufacturers are to be believed, just the presence... read more January 12, 2012 by  2

2010 Volvo XC90

Has The Government Attached GPS To Your Car?

There's no need to signal, the small-town joke goes, because everyone knows where you're going. We're learning you need to be less concerned about nosy Aunt Margaret than... read more November 10, 2011 by  1

Red-light camera

More Cities Turn Off Red-Light Cameras: Is It A Trend?

Traffic cameras were once heralded as a way of making streets safer and lightening the loads of thinly stretched police departments, but now, the tide seems to be turning --... read more November 8, 2011 by  5

The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

Expired Car Registration? In D.C., You Go To Jail

When it comes to crime, Washington, D.C. ranked as the 22nd most dangerous city in the United States in 2010. For reference, that makes it more dangerous than cities like... read more October 6, 2011 by  0

Police officer with radar gun

North America's Top 25 Speed-Trap Cities For 2011

If you're planning a road trip this long, Labor Day weekend, you might be preoccupied with thoughts of swimsuits, beach umbrellas, and maybe a last-minute oil change. But... read more August 31, 2011 by  4

2005 GMC Yukon Denali used by Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Tampa Mayor's Yukon Denali Was Once A Pimpmobile (Allegedly)

When Bob Buckhorn was sworn in as mayor of Tampa, Florida last April, he nobly decided to pick his city vehicle from the police department's forfeiture fleet. Unfortunately... read more August 29, 2011 by  1

2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Car

Florida Driver Ticketed For Warning Others Of Speed Trap: Legal Or Not?

Eric Campbell was driving on Veteran’s Expressway in Tampa, Florida, when he spotted the Florida Highway Patrol cars sitting in the median. Campbell, who was driving... read more August 26, 2011 by  34

Jeep Grand Cherokee Stuff With Fireworks

Police Arrest Driver Of Fireworks Laden SUV

Police have arrested the driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee at Cabin John Regional Park in Bethesda. The Grand Cherokee was full of fireworks and had a turret with multiple... read more August 23, 2011 by  1

car on fire

Berlin Car Burnings Have Authorities Wondering What Comes Next

Burning cars in Germany’s capital city is nothing new; in fact, it’s been occurring for years, mainly as a protest against rising rents and gentrification. In the... read more August 22, 2011 by  1

policeman reaching into car

Officer Tickets 215 Phantom Motorists For Seatbelt Violation

Across the U.S., in every state in the union (except New Hampshire), hundreds of drivers are ticketed each day for not wearing their seatbelts. In New Orleans, however, at... read more August 19, 2011 by  13

NYPD - Cushmans by Flickr user tom_hoboken

NYPD Scanning Social Media To Track Criminals Online

As bad-guy technology is evolving, police departments across the nation are scrambling to keep up. The NYPD's latest weapon in the fight against car theft: a crack social... read more August 10, 2011 by  0

2010 Camaro SS accident

DARE-Truck-Pulling Cop Arrested, Charged With DUI

It almost seems like a case of “Can you believe this?” Unfortunately, this story is true. A cop pulling a DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) truck sideswiped... read more July 30, 2011 by  8


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