Driving

Chevy, Buick, GMC Get 'Butts In Seats' Via Stadium Drive Days
Chevy, Buick, GMC Get 'Butts In Seats' Via Stadium Drive Days

Let's say you're the largest U.S. automaker, and you have a little problem. You're building cars that get good reviews for features, fit, finish, and fuel economy, but half the world still thinks you build lousy cars like you used to, and the other half shuns you as "Government Motors" due to a...Read More»

Saudi Prince speaks out against ban on female drivers
A Few Saudi Women Drive Openly In Protest Of Religious Ban

Reports coming out of Saudi Arabia today indicate that a few dozen women braved the country's religious ban on women drivers and took the wheel. About 50 women reported, mostly on Twitter, that they had driven, with some posting videos on YouTube of their drives. Their actions are the culmination...Read More»

U.S. Capitol
Women Drivers Protest Saudi Driving Ban By Circling Embassy In DC

From noon to 4 pm today, a caravan of cars is circling around and around the Saudi embassy in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. And they're all driven by women. The unusual protest highlights the kingdom's absolute ban on women drivers. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world...Read More»

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Butt Out: New York Bans Smoking In Cars When Kids Are Present

Secondhand smoke kills – so it should come as no surprise that lawmakers would introduce a bill to ban smoking in cars where children are present. In fact, a New York lawmaker, Assemblyman David Weprin, has done just that. In the proposed New York legislation, the smoking ban would apply to...Read More»

Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60
Proposed Legislation Will Ban Drop-Outs From Driving

Like graduated teen driver's licensing, it sounds simple enough: if you want to get a driver’s license, you need to stay in school. Drop out, and you’ll either be ineligible for driving privileges or you’ll run the risk of having your license revoked. That’s what’s...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»

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 a city already known for paralyzing traffic at the oddest hours of the day. The section of Interstate 405 in West L.A...Read More»

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Some Dogs Drive Better Than Humans [Video]

Have you ever seen the guy who just goes flying over speed bumps in the parking lots? Well this video goes to show that some dogs can drive better than some humans. Notice how the dog slows down for the speed bump? We also noticed it keeps its eyes on the road, except for when turning to look at...Read More»

Scales of Justice. Image: Clyde Robinson
Kill Two Pedestrians, Go To Jail? Not In Florida

On February 13, 2010, millionaire Ryan LeVin was racing his Porsche 911 Turbo against a friend’s BMW in the Fort Lauderdale area when he lost control of the car. A nearby security camera caught his Porsche jumping the curb and striking two British tourists, killing both. LeVin fled the scene...Read More»

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Car Driving Games Go Social Via Fupa

Do you like driving games? Do you like social gaming? We thought Fupa meant something else, but apparently it's a gaming company out of San Francisco that's just launched a new car driving games website that you might want to bookmark, if you like lots of ads pre-gaming some pretty basic, though...Read More»

Traffic Jam
Studies Prove The Obvious: Commuting Is Bad For You

This just in: the longer your daily commute, the less likely you are to be happy, healthy and even married for any length of time. A new study by researchers at Umea University in Sweden proved that commuters who drive more than 45 minutes each way are 40 percent likelier to divorce than those with...Read More»

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Disabled Parking Stickers: Abuse Skyrockets

If you’re like me, you seethe beneath the surface every time you see an able-bodied person use a blue or red disabled parking placard to take up the best, closest parking space in the busiest section of town. Urrggg. Did you know that in California, one in ten drivers is now legally...Read More»

Old Driver
Study: 75 Percent Of Seasoned Drivers Would Fail Written Exam

If you’ve been driving for twenty years and have a clean driving record, chances are you consider yourself a good driver. A recent study by LeaseTrader.com would beg to differ: according to their results, drivers with the most experience behind the wheel scored the worst on the sample...Read More»

1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
Memorial Day Driving, Indy 500 Cars For Sale: Today's Car News

Memorial Day weekend has officially arrived--and you'll be elbow-to-elbow out there on the long trip to fun. [FamilyCarGuide] If you can believe a new study, one in five drivers are unfit to be on the road. Funny, we thought it'd be more. [TheCarConnection] In a jam for the long holiday weekend...Read More»

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Don't You Hate It When You're Driving And...? #YouTellUs

Memorial Day is upon us and traffic is bound to be a nightmare leaving whatever city you live in. More than any other, expect maybe for Thanksgiving, this weekend is the cause of countless road rage incidents. It's full of things you hate when you're driving--people cutting you off, idiots talking...Read More»

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Proof Positive: Nearly 1 In 5 Drivers Unfit For the Road

If you’re like me, you take great delight in complaining about other drivers. There’s a guilty pleasure waiting for those of us who snipe, snarl, and generally criticize and complain about the driving habits of others. Now, we may have empirical proof that our superior driving skills...Read More»

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Unfit To Drive? Study Says It's 1 In 5

According to a new study by GMAC Insurance, nearly 37 million Americans – about 18 percent – are unfit to drive on the road. That’s nearly one in five drivers today. It’s ironic that most Americans, if you ask them, will say that they’re safe drivers. But our tendency...Read More»

Saudi Prince speaks out against ban on female drivers
Facebook Group Calls For Men To Attack Saudi Women Drivers

Activism isn't for the faint of heart. If it were, everyone would be doing it. Take, for instance, the handful of women in Saudi Arabia who are encouraging other women to drive--or at least to speak out against the religious ban against women driving. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world...Read More»

Saudi Prince speaks out against ban on female drivers
Saudi Arabian Activist Arrested For Urging Women To Drive

Break the law, go to jail. So it is here, often, and so it is too in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Even if the "law" is one not found in any other country, not officially codified in law, enforced only by self-appointed religious police, and viewed with emotions ranging from perplexity to contempt...Read More»

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