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Sometimes, Texting And Driving Are A Great Combination
Sometimes, Texting And Driving Are A Great Combination

We've written a lot about the dangers of distracted driving, particularly texting and driving. Say what you will about Oprah Winfrey, but she's right when she insists that no one can safely text and drive. However, there are a couple of instances where texting and driving make for a good...Read More»

Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia
Friendly Helpful Speed Camera To Ticket You, Then Text You Too?

We've written a lot about traffic enforcement cameras, both the ones that nail red-light runners and those that send automatic tickets to drivers who exceed the speed limit. Now a new wrinkle in evolving technology has been proposed: Wouldn't it be nice if the camera system not only sent you an...Read More»

Alleged traffic violators posted to a Facebook page for the New Delhi police
You Thought Traffic Cams Were Bad? In India, Cops Use Facebook

Over the past few years, we've seen traffic cameras deployed in a growing number of cities across the U.S. (We wouldn't be surprised if the trend were tied to our struggling economy, since cams promise to generate a fair amount of dough.) But although the cameras have a number of fans, they've also...Read More»

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Survey: Luxury-Car Drivers Feel Entitled To Park Illegally

Well, here's another reason to shoot a disdainful look at the guy in the shiny new luxury car even more as he jostles for an illegal parking space. Luxury-car owners (such as those of the BMW 7-Series or Mercedes-Benz M-Class) carry a feeling of invulnerability with respect to parking fines—and...Read More»

Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia
AZ Switches Off Speed Cameras For Privacy, Revenue Reasons

Last fall, we wrote about citizen initiatives to ban the use of traffic enforcement cameras in three small towns in Ohio and Texas. Now, the backlash has intensified, with the state of Arizona switching off its 76 cameras altogether last Friday, when its contract expired with the private operator...Read More»

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Barely Legal: Trapster's New Features Make Vacations A Breeze & Help You Skirt The Fuzz

We've given a fair amount of coverage to the Trapster app -- and for good reason. At heart, it's a crowdsourced radar detector, which has enraged law enforcement officials and simultaneously made it a fave of drivers who chafe at the thought of going 20 in a school zone. But recent updates to...Read More»

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Smile For The Camera: Big Brother Is Watching You Speed Via Satellite

Satellites do many awesome things: they allow us to communicate with friends and family, they help us find our way home when we're lost, and of course, they bring us television -- delicious television. But there are a few downsides to those hunks of metal and circuitry floating above the surface of...Read More»

Scenic road in Carmel, California
Reader's Digest Names Best, Worst, Deadliest American Roads

We may not hear as much from Reader's Digest now as we did in its heyday, but the company is still kicking, and its April issue features a survey of the best, worst, and deadliest roads in America. In compiling these lists, Reader's Digest has taken into consideration factors like the condition of...Read More»

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The Royal Speed-Cam Detector: Prince Philip's Land Rover Busted!

His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh is known for saying impolitic things in public once in a while. Now it turns out that his occasional lack of political correctness may extend to avoiding the U.K.'s prevalent speed-detecting cameras. He was recently spotted by Britain's Daily Mail newspaper...Read More»

Traffic Jam
In Georgia, Keep To The Right Or You'll Have To Pay?

When you learned to drive, were you taught to keep to the right unless passing? The answer is probably yes, but it's not likely that you've ever seen it enforced. In Georgia, though, they're taking it seriously: drivers who slow down traffic in the left lane might soon face a fine of $75 or more...Read More»

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Five Traffic Ticket Myths Busted!

I've heard (and even told) plenty of "facts" about giving and getting traffic tickets. Like any other legal matters, there are plenty of urban legends surrounding the truth. Here are five you shouldn't believe. 1 - The Radar Gun This is probably the myth this writer has heard the most when it comes...Read More»

Homer Simpson on TomTom
TomTom Has Been Watching You Speed, And Now It's Telling All

You already know that many drivers use GPS devices, and that many of those devices are made by TomTom. What you may not have known is the degree to which TomTom has been tracking and recording data about your traveling habits -- specifically, the time it takes you to get from Point A to Point B...Read More»

Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia
Shocking Revelation: Red-Light Cameras Only About the Money!

Color us aghast. Can you imagine, a red-light camera program that's not about safety? Why, it turns out that all along we've been deceived. It's about ... yes ... the money. Gosh, imagine that. While angry motorists have turned to everything from the ballot box to detectors with camera databases...Read More»

Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia
Spitting Mad at Speed Cameras? Vote 'Em Out At The Ballot Box!

By now, every driver knows about traffic enforcement cameras. Found in more than 20 states, they photograph drivers committing traffic offenses, whether it's speeding or running a red light. The tickets simply arrive in the mail. Found in more than 20 states, they're attractive to municipalities...Read More»

Manhattan traffic, by Flickr ruser JamesH2008
Survey Finds Strong Support For Red-Light Cameras—In New York

A new survey from the well-respected research firm Public Opinion Strategies suggests that New York state voters support the use of red-light cameras—at least when it comes to the most dangerous intersections. In the statewide survey conducted for American Traffic Solutions (ATS), one of the...Read More»

Evil, evil monkey
WTF: Giant Monkey Is Gibbon Phoenix Police The Runaround

We don't mean to alarm anyone, but we have it on good authority that there's a giant monkey zipping around Phoenix in a Subaru Outback. The police have taken dozens of radar photos of this chump breaking speed limits, and they've ticketed the car's owner, Dave Vontesmar, but as anyone can plainly...Read More»

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London Tries Anti-Speeding Black Box

By many accounts Britain is already a surveillance society, with a frighteningly high level of personal data collection and tracking. So somehow it's not too surprising that the U.K. is considering some of its most drastic, interventionist measures for motorists—including controlling the gas...Read More»

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