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America's bridges are crumbling: here are the iffy ones near you
America's bridges are crumbling: here are the iffy ones near you

It's no secret that America's highways and byways are falling apart. Sometimes, the issues are painfully obvious: potholes, eroded shoulders, faded and missing lane markings. Other times, the trouble spots are harder to see, especially on bridges, where the problems may lie in crumbling supports or...Read More»

World rankings of most dangerous countries for drivers (via GPS)
Driving in the US is more dangerous than in Kenya, Romania, or Algeria

Given America's extensive system of highways and byways, it's easy to forget that many of our roads aren't as safe as they seem. As we've reported many times before, U.S. streets are in a serious state of disrepair--and don't get us started on bridges. America isn't alone in that, though. To prove...Read More»

Pothole repair (via Wikimedia)
How should we fix America’s crumbling roads? Our poll results

U.S. roads are in terrible shape. In 2013, the American Society of Civil Engineers rated them a "D". Our bridges weren't too much better, earning a C+. The ASCE's next report card is due in 2017, and given the insufficient sums allocated to roadway maintenance, improvement, and expansion, it's...Read More»

John Oliver
John Oliver Saved Net Neutrality: Can He Save Our Roads, Too?

Last summer, things looked grim for fans of net neutrality. The Federal Communications Commission was considering new rules that would allow internet service providers like Comcast and Cox to charge websites like Netflix and Hulu higher fees to keep their content flowing freely. Then, a funny thing...Read More»

Traffic
U.S. Roads Are In Terrible Shape: How Would You Fix Them?

Here's what we know about the state of America's highways and byways: 1. Many roads in the U.S. are in desperate need of repairs or upgrades. In 2009 the American Society of Civil Engineers gave our roadway system a D-minus. According to Pew Research, over a third of U.S. roads are in "substandard"...Read More»

Manure, by Flickr user Chada
That Stench Near Washington, DC? It's Not The Politics, For Once

Pause a moment to give thanks for the road cleanup crews of the world, because the work they do is sometimes [excrement]. Yesterday, crews in Howard County, Maryland, had to clean up a liquid-manure spill that stretched along fully a mile and a half of state and county roads, starting in Elliot...Read More»

2011 BMW 3-Series Coupe
Searching For The Worst Stretch Of Road In America

Bedeviled by potholes the size of trashcans that somehow just haven’t been repaired along your daily drive? Who among us hasn’t cringed after hitting that dip or upheaved pavement that wasn’t there before yesterday’s rains or appeared after the winter thaw? Maybe it’s...Read More»

Safe Road Workers campaign in Ontario
Give 'Em A Brake: Road Workers Talk To Drivers On Facebook, Twitter

It's nearly summer, which means more cars on the roads and, by extension, more cars passing through construction zones. We all know that we're supposed to slow down when we see workers in the area, but unfortunately, not everyone follows the rules. Now, a group of construction workers in Ontario...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Tiguan FWD 4-door SE *Ltd Avail* Front Exterior View
VW: When the Event Becomes the Ad

Any savvy advertiser knows one advertisement does not change a potential customer’s mind from undecided or even negative to positive. It’s a relentless multi-pronged attack at all levels from ads on the web and TV and in newspapers to billboards to websites and now, the ever ubiquitous...Read More»

Evo MR in the snow
Five Tips To Ready Your Car for Winter

For most of us, the first snow fall is still a few months away, give or take, but we always seem unprepared when the first batch starts falling. Preparing now can save you time and money in the future. Here are a few tips to help you prepare your vehicle to be in top condition for when the white...Read More»

Pulled over by the police
Aggressive Driving Class: A Personal Experience

Sometime ago I screwed up while driving to a friend’s home in a neighboring state. After arriving late to the party I was informed that it was a well known speed trap and not to feel bad about the ticket. It happens. Wanting the whole experience to go away I marked guilty on the ticket and...Read More»

2010 Honda Odyssey 5dr Touring w/RES & Navi Angular Front Exterior View
Customizing Your Company Van With the Right Accessories

Company vans are a worthwhile investment for any business, and customizing them with accessories can help increase the van’s safety, value, utility, and appearance in the long run. A few examples of accessories you can buy include power inverters, lift gates, seat covers, and back-up cameras...Read More»

2011 Scion tC
2011 Scion tC: First Drive

Scion has been in the U.S. since 2002, introduced as a sub-brand to Toyota aimed at younger buyers. Lots of companies try to target the youth with marketing schemes and clever advertising, and most of the time they fail. Younger Americans know a thing or two about marketing and advertising as they...Read More»

2010 Lexus IS 350 4-door Sedan Side Exterior View
How To Build a Brand: 2011 Lexus IS, Music To My Ears

I came across an ad for the 2011 Lexus IS and was intrigued. Not so much about what the ad is, which we will cover momentarily, but more about what the ad means to the brand and how it builds the brand. I’d say the from the lowly Lexus IS all the way up to the spine-tingling LFA...Read More»

2003 Ford Windstar Wagon
Ford Recalls 575,000 Minivans Due To Axel Issue

The Ford Motor Company has issued a voluntary recall on Windstar minivans because of a problem with axels that may crack after exposure to road salt. The issue could result in a crash. Ford says that in a small number of cases axles have fractured on the right or left side, affecting vehicle...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
7 Of The Best Off-Road Destinations In The U.S.

Off road enthusiasts are all the rage. The money, time, effort and energy owners of four-wheel drive vehicles put into their hobby is simply astounding. There's always something to install, from running boards to brush guards. Something new to be considered to make your enjoyment of the great...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
Top 3 Acura Ads of 2010: The Bland Learn To Innovate

During the day, I work for a software company that parades, pushes, uses, re-uses and abuses the word “innovation” more than a politician abuses power and money. And that is really quite a lot. Why is this buzzword so hot, so in? What makes it so attractive to marketing types and power...Read More»

2008 Ford Explorer
5 Point Used Car Buying Checklist

What if there was a screening test for used cars and you could detect those that were carriers and those that were already infected. Then you could avoid the possibility that they would be separating you form the spoils of your labor and not purchase them in the first place. Although there...Read More»

2005 Ford F-150 Supercab 133" STX Angular Front Exterior View
Three Advantages Of A Pickup Truck

The pickup truck is an American cultural icon. It brings to mind images of summers, beach trips, and driving down long, country roads. But, you should know, especially if you are considering purchasing a pickup truck, that there is much more to this vehicle than meets the eye. Rather than just...Read More»

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