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You're Driving Less, Aren't You? Road Travel Dips To Historic Lows

You're Driving Less, Aren't You? Road Travel Dips To Historic Lows

According to the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. drivers are spending less time on the road than they have in eight years. The data comes from August 2011, during which cars and trucks traveled 263 billion miles on U.S. roadways. That's a drop of 1.7% compared to August 2010, and perhaps more... read more

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Ten Ways to Organize Weekly Family Errands in Your Car

In cities, towns, suburbs and rural areas all across America, one thing is nearly universal: the need to use a car to do weekly errands. Families trying to economize by... read more July 16, 2011 by 


 
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DOT’s Connected Vehicle Drive Clinics Gear Up for 6-City Test

Although the first venue in the six-city U. S. Department of Transportation’s Connected Vehicle Drive Clinics is just weeks away, there’s a lot at stake in what... read more July 9, 2011 by 


 
I-405 Mulholland Bridge

L.A. Plans 405 Shutdown, Drivers Predict Carmageddon

The ever-congested 405 Freeway in Los Angeles will be closed for 53 hours over a weekend in July, and drivers and hyperactive media are predicting a traffic "Carmageddon" in... read more June 8, 2011 by  1


 
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Anthony Weiner: Shoulda Stayed Off Twitter, Kept On Twaffic

By now, the travails of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY)--and the photo of a bulging male crotch in gray underwear that may or may not be his, which he may or may not have Tweeted... read more June 2, 2011 by 


 
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Cash-Strapped Cities Hoping For More Income From Parking Buildings

Cities throughout the nation are facing budget issues and left scrambling for ways of increasing revenue. For some, that means turning a focus toward making more money from... read more May 25, 2011 by 


 
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Study: Realtors Confirm Gas Prices Are Changing U.S. Housing Demand

The word is already out that Americans would probably be healthier (and probably a lot happier) if we had shorter daily commutes. Now it seems that the cost pressure of... read more May 20, 2011 by  2


 
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Top 10 Car-Honking Sins

Every driver on the road – and most of our passengers – has a story to tell about the loathsome use of car horns. Truth to tell, many of us are guilty of one or... read more May 19, 2011 by 


 
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Family Car Advice: Watch Out For Aggressive Drivers

Aggressive driving--call it road rage, if you want--isn't just a danger for the driver losing their temper. It's a problem for everyone they approach and pass, which is why... read more May 15, 2011 by 


 
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What's Bad (And What's Good) About $5-Per-Gallon Gas Prices

It’s no joke that Americans are feeling pain at the pump, with gasoline prices inching up to the $5 per gallon mark in some parts of the country. Pollsters, pundits and... read more April 28, 2011 by  2


 
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Tale of 10 Cities: Worst Traffic Congestion In U.S.

Stewing and fuming, stuck in gridlock on American highways and wondering if there’s any way out of this mess? If you’re in the top 10 U.S. cities for traffic... read more March 29, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Toyota Camry LE

Pay-As-You-Drive Car Insurance: Big Savings, No Privacy?

Why should good drivers have to pay to subsidize the bad driving behavior of the other guys? Surveys show that most Americans – 95 percent – believe they are good... read more March 21, 2011 by  5


 
2010 Most Congested Metro Areas and Corridors from INRIX

Study: Many Of You Waste A Month Of Your Lives In Traffic Each Year

For the past several years, traffic researchers had noticed an unusual trend: declining congestion in metropolitan areas. Not surprisingly, the slide began in 2008 -- around... read more March 21, 2011 by  1


 
Avego ride-sharing app

Hey, Seattle: Commutes Go Quicker With Avego's Ride-Sharing App

When folks think of Seattle, they tend to think of a green city -- one that's pedestrian- and bike-friendly, with lots of opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities... read more January 19, 2011 by 


 
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Video: New York City Wants To Remind You (And Your Children) That Speed Kills, Yo

If you're a member of the National Motorists Association, we have some bad news: New York City is teaching young people about the dangers of speeding. Them's the breaks. (Or... read more December 7, 2010 by  5


 
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Why 'Safe Roads' Are Often Anything BUT Safe, Except For Cars

The great freeway battles of the Sixties and Seventies are over. It's safe to say few new freeways will be punched through existing neighborhoods. But transportation... read more November 29, 2010 by  4


 
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