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Supreme Court Nixes Texas Confederate-Flag License Plates

Supreme Court Nixes Texas Confederate-Flag License Plates

Specialty license plates have become big business in recent years, but they've brought their share of troubles, too. While some plates feature innocuous school crests or happy, friendly natural landscapes, others court controversy with politically charged slogans. That's made things tough for DMVs... read more

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Texting while driving

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... read more October 24, 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 


 
Gavel. Image: Brian Turner

Judge Cuts Hyundai's Fine To $73 Million In Montana Wrongful Death Suit

In May of this year, a jury in Montana ruled against Hyundai, siding with the families of two teenage boys who died in a 2005 Hyundai Tiburon. The jury set a massive, $240... read more September 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Poised For Triumph In New Jersey, Could Relaunch Sales Next Month

In the not-too-distant future, someone is going to make a documentary about electric automaker Tesla. It'll be weightier than the one National Geographic put together, and... read more June 9, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

McKinsey Envisions Big Change For Car Buyers: Is Tesla Right?

Americans sure don't research new cars—or even shop for them—in the ways that we used to. Why then should we have to buy them the same way? That has been one of... read more February 26, 2014 by 


 
Google Glass

New York May Nix Google Glass For Drivers

Unless you've been living under a rock -- a rock without wi-fi -- you know that wearable technology is the Next Big Thing. From rings to running shoes to the fabrics in our... read more January 15, 2014 by 


 
Angry Driver with Road Rage

10 Laws That Drive Drivers Crazy

Motor-vehicle laws are intended to keep everyone safe, without unnecessarily hindering or restricting. At least in the purest intent, that's how they're supposed to work. But... read more November 4, 2013 by 


 
Car shopping

Would You Rather Buy A Car On Sunday Or Simply Shop In Peace?

Like many other states, New Jersey is a study in contrasts. It's the birthplace of the working man's hero, Bruce Springsteen, and the appallingly self-entitled cast of Jersey... read more September 23, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Fan Petitions White House To 'Allow Tesla Motors To Sell Directly To Consumers'

Since President Obama launched Petitions.WhiteHouse.gov in 2011, scores of Americans have filed petitions with the federal government. Some have been fairly straightforward... read more June 27, 2013 by  1


 
Austin, Texas (by Flickr user milpool79 via Wikimedia)

Everything's Bigger In Texas -- Even Privacy Protections

If you're worried about personal privacy in the digital age, keep reading: there may be some good news ahead. Cell phones, laptops, and other modern conveniences have been a... read more March 8, 2013 by  0


 
Teen Driver - photo courtesy of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

New CA Law Allows Hands-Free Texting: It's Getting Murky

With existing driver texting bans in 39 states, a new law passed last week by California Gov. Jerry Brown to allow hands-free texting by drivers promises to shake things up a... read more July 17, 2012 by  2


 
Angry Driver with Road Rage

Don't Get Mad, Don't Get Even: New Jersey Outlaws Road Rage

On Friday, New Jersey governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill that stiffens penalties for drivers convicted of road rage. The law is known as "Jessica Rogers' Law"... read more April 23, 2012 by  1


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

States With All Driver Texting Ban: 35 Down, 15 To Go

Come this Thursday, March 8, Pennsylvania will be the latest state with an all-driver texting ban that goes into effect. The tally so far: 35 states, plus Washington, D.C... read more March 5, 2012 by  0


 
Honda Logo on Civic Si Coupe

Alabama Nabs Honda Exec A Week After Jailing Mercedes Manager Under Immigration Law

Many of the people arrested under Alabama's new immigration law--immigrants from Central and South America, documented or not--get no media attention. A state that arrests or... read more December 4, 2011 by  34


 
Drunk driver

Alcohol Anklets To Help Stop Hard Core Drunk Drivers

While alcohol-related fatalities are a frighteningly real statistic, the fact is that ignition interlock devices used as a preventive measure to keep hard core drunk drivers... read more October 19, 2011 by  0


 

 
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