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Study: Higher Fines Would Convince More Motorists To Buckle Up

Study: Higher Fines Would Convince More Motorists To Buckle Up

Nearly all states have laws requiring occupants to wear safety belts when in a moving vehicle. Yet about 15 percent of vehicle occupants still don't buckle up. How do we get that remainder to buckle up and be more likely to survive an accident? Surprisingly, just introducing the threat of a... read more

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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... read more August 6, 2010 by  2

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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... read more July 20, 2010 by  9

Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

New Jersey Serious About Ticketing Handheld Talking, Texting

When New Jersey tells you not to use a handheld cellphone to talk or text while driving, they mean it. In the 23 months since New Jersey's ban of talking or texting on... read more March 8, 2010 by  21

2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Car

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... read more February 12, 2010 by  0

2010 Toyota Prius

Hybrid Drivers More Ticket- and Accident-Prone

Quite a few big-name auto insurers have been giving hybrid owners a discount on their premium. But those deals might not last much longer; as an insurance data-analysis firm... read more July 16, 2009 by  12

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Parking In The Driveway? Pay Up!

We've heard about some absurd parking rules, but this one takes the cake: In Jeep's home of Toledo, Ohio, residents are getting parking tickets for parking in their own... read more June 16, 2009 by  0


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