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Family Car Advice: Watch Out For Aggressive Drivers
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 it pays to watch out for aggressive drivers and to know what to do when you encounter one. What is aggressive driving? Being...Read More»

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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 the average Joe and Jane on the street all have their thoughts about what this bodes for our immediate future. Here at...Read More»

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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 congestion, better learn some Zen meditation, choose different commute times, telecommute – or move to less congested...Read More»

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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 drivers. So that really bad driving behavior is from the five percent out there. Why not shave off up to 30 percent in car...Read More»

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 the time that much of the world was hit with a double-wallop of recession and soaring gas prices. But now that national...Read More»

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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. And Seattle is all those things, but it's also known for its traffic. In fact, last year, the city ranked as one of the worst...Read More»

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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 "brakes". Take your pick.) On a recent fall day, New York City's Department of Transportation Commissioner, Janette...Read More»

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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 engineers are still busily at work updating and improving existing roads, generally by widening them, adding lanes, smoothing curves...Read More»

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Transportation Officials: Rural Congestion Highlights Funding Need

Getting away for the long weekend? You might not completely get away from traffic. Part of the issue: that our population has nearly doubled, as well as shifted significantly, geographically, since the Interstate system was launched in 1956. According to a new report, you increasingly likely to...Read More»

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Trade Your Car Or Sell Privately: Pros And Cons: Part VII

We’re looking at the benefits of trading your car with a dealer compared to selling privately. Generally, you put more money in your pocket selling it yourself, but it’s significantly more work. The added effort to sell your own vehicle includes knowing where to post your ad online...Read More»

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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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Video: Waze App For Mobile Phones Crowdsources Your Commute

How should you get to work today? Let us count the ways -- via the Waze app for iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, and (now in beta) Blackberry. Waze is one in an increasingly crowded field of traffic applications for mobile devices. The service gives drivers advice on which routes are congested...Read More»

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Car Talk: Texas, IBM To Test Cars That Keep Tabs On One Another

A big part of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood's job is making America's roadways safer. Over the past year or so, he's devoted much time and energy to fighting the hazard of distracted driving, but his newest program actually encourages talking on the go -- only now, it's the cars that...Read More»

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Bipartisan Survey: Most Americans Want More Transit Options

We spend a lot of time and effort helping guide you through the car-shopping process and helping you to answer questions like: Should I get a 2010 Honda Fit or hold out for the 2011 Mazda2. And can I really tow with that 2011 Ford Flex EcoBoost (the answer to the latter is yes). But there's...Read More»

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Stop-Sign Solution Could Save Drivers Time And Money

Either on your daily commute or out on a Saturday drive, it's likely you have to make numerous unnecessary stops at T-type intersections. And for those where sight lines are clear and no other vehicle is approaching the intersection, simply easing into your turn could save some gas as well as time...Read More»

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U.S. Traffic Fatalities Hit Historic Lows

Good news this morning from the U.S. Department of Transportation: traffic fatalities have been on the decline for nearly four years running, and the number of people killed on U.S. roadways in 2009 reflected that trend, dropping to 33,963. It goes without saying that that's still 33,963 deaths too...Read More»

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Walmart, Starbucks Most Popular Nav-System Destinations

When in unfamiliar areas, drivers like finding pizza, Starbucks, and Walmart, and drivers in sprawling Phoenix are much more likely than those elsewhere to go out of their way for cheap gas. Those are among the many interesting findings from the navigation-services company TeleNav. Beginning in...Read More»

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IBM Is Working To Make Your Drive Faster & More Personalized

Traffic congestion isn't just annoying, it's wasteful. Every year, American drivers fritter away nearly a week of their lives and 26 gallons of gas while stuck on crowded roads. All told, that's enough fuel to fill 58 supertankers. Thankfully, IBM's industrious team of scientists are working on a...Read More»

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