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Another Study Agrees: Autonomous Cars Will Annihilate City Budgets & Send Flo To The Poorhouse
Another Study Agrees: Autonomous Cars Will Annihilate City Budgets & Send Flo To The Poorhouse

Look at Google's adorable autonomous car up there. Isn't it cute? It looks as harmless as a wireless mouse or a koala wearing a fez. Precious. But do not be deceived, dear reader, for verily, that vile contraption is a harbinger of doom and destruction. It will unleash hell on Planet Earth, causing...Read More»

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Going 64 MPH In A 50 MPH Zone? That'll be $58,000, Please

If you've ever gotten a speeding ticket, you know how expensive they can be. Going just a few miles over the limit can easily lighten your wallet by a few hundred bucks. READ: Audi Q5 Vs. Lincoln MKC: Compare Cars But fines like that pale in comparison to the one that Reima Kuisla was asked to pay...Read More»

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Young Men Don’t Get The Most Speeding Tickets: Who Does Will Surprise You

It’s fair to say that teenage drivers and twenty-something men carry a reputation for being especially ticket-prone. But that might be an unfair impression, as they’re not the age group that gets the most tickets—and a look at new survey results reaches some very different...Read More»

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10 Cars Most Likely To Get Ticketed

When you see folks pulled over for speeding or other moving violations, what kind of car are they driving? Does it seem as if some makes and models get ticketed more often than others? If you answered "yes" to that second question, you're not seeing things. According to Insurance.com, some cars...Read More»

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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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So, You Got A Ticket. How Will That Affect Your Insurance Rate?

No one likes getting a ticket. For starters, there's the fear that comes with being pulled over, even if you're the goodiest goody-two-shoes in the shoe store. Then, there's the 15 or 20 minutes that's stolen from your busy life while the officer checks your paperwork and writes the ticket. If...Read More»

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Awesome Parking Ticket Prank Could Brighten Your Day: Video

A parking ticket can ruin your day, especially if you have the misfortune of returning to your car while the officer is in the process of writing out the citation. In our experience, he or she is usually obstinate and unpleasant -- which is a hundred times more frustrating than just finding a slip...Read More»

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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 your windshield wiper. Trust us: we've all been there. Sometimes, we've known that we were at fault. We'd straddled the yellow...Read More»

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Are Democrats Better Drivers Than Republicans?

Last week, we published an article about the worst (and best) drivers in America. A study carried out by CarInsuranceComparison.com revealed that the worst drivers -- based on fatality rates, traffic citations, and other factors -- tended to live in the South, with better drivers situated in the...Read More»

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Louisiana Drivers Are The Worst In America (Rest of The South Isn't So Hot, Either)

When Shakespeare wrote about Italians and Spaniards, he tended to make them a little crazy. Too much sun makes the blood boil, went the thinking at the time. Four-hundred years down the road, we know that most Renaissance medical theories were pure hogwash, but could a new study about driving in...Read More»

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Florida Shortens Yellow Lights, Red-Light Camera Tickets Surge

Do you live in Florida? Have you received a ticket from a red-light camera lately? There may be a reason for that: according to Tampa's CBS affiliate WTSP, the state recently shortened the legal length for yellow lights. That's caused a surge in red-light citations -- and proved beneficial for...Read More»

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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 his radar gun squarely at us. We brake, but too late: the flashing lights go off, and we pull over. Our next emotion is usually...Read More»

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Texting Tickets Could Cost You Down The Road

In most of America, it's illegal to text and drive. Today, 39 states and the District of Columbia now have laws on the books forbidding the practice. Chances are, you live in one of them. The problem for police officers is that such laws can be difficult to enforce. Even though texting constitutes...Read More»

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Starting Tomorrow, New Yorkers Can Unboot Cars By Phone

New York City drivers, we have bad news and good news. First the bad news: if you have a fistful of unpaid traffic tickets, you're in danger of having your car booted. But then, you probably already knew that. The good news? If you do get booted, starting tomorrow, you'll have a quick and easy to...Read More»

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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 Newark, NJ and Atlanta, GA, neither of which are ideal for a late-night stroll. Washington, D.C., is cracking down on criminals...Read More»

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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 least 215 of those tickets have gone to "phantom motorists", allowing one enterprising police officer to nab some extra pay. A...Read More»

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The Real Cost Of A California Traffic Ticket

Roll through a stop sign in Los Angeles County, and you'll get a $35 ticket. That’s not all the traffic stop will cost you, though, since by the time you’re done writing checks to the various agencies, you’ll be out of pocket $334, or nearly 10 times the cost of the original...Read More»

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Skirting The Law: Disabled Parking Abuse On The Rise

In cash-strapped California, scofflaws parking illegally by using disabled parking placards when they’re perfectly able-bodied are in for a rude awakening. Sting operations are cracking down on the abuse in various high-traffic areas of cities, including Beverly Hills, Westwood (UCLA campus)...Read More»

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For Slight Speeders, State Considers 'Pointless' $150 Warning Tickets

Verify the speed limit, add a few miles per hour, and set the cruise control. It's a routine that many long-distance drivers are conditioned to, and in most states you're ignored if you're close to the speed limit. But in South Carolina you could soon be seen as a moving bankroll by cash-strapped...Read More»

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