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Upsides to $4 gas?

$4 gas is here - and by summer, we may be nostalgic for $4 gas. Any upsides to this? If the last time gas crested $4 is any guide, here's...

“Senile Citizen” checkpoints?

How come you never see "senile citizen" checkpoints? After all, elder drivers are the second-highest "at-risk" group of drivers after new/teenage drivers - according to accident stats. They are not uncommonly afflicted...

Dealing With Clovers….

Clovers - those passive-aggressive "drivers" who won't yield to faster-moving traffic, leave their turn signals blinking, pull out in front you quicker than a rattlesnake and then slow down to 5...

Medieval Times… On the Road

Is traffic enforcement getting out of control? Consider: * Many states have "asset forfeiture" laws that permit the seizure of your vehicle if, for example, a little marijuana (or other arbitrarily "controlled") substance...

Texas May Go To 85! (Clovers Stroking Out All Over)

Maybe we're over the hump. Texas appears to be on the verge of raising its highway speed limits to 85. That's good news for Texas motorists, who may soon get to...

Smart cars ….

Would Americans buy smart cars if they were allowed to? I don't mean the Smart car - which is actually pretty short bus ($13k for a two-seater with no trunk that's literally...

Miss The Shitbox?

I miss shitboxes. They don't make them anymore - not really. Modern economy cars are not shitboxes. A shitbox is something like an '80s-era Ford Escort or - even better - a Hyundai...

What’s Good For Us Is Also Good For The Clovers…. Or At Least It...

Ever ride without a helmet? It's not "safe" - well, it's less theoretically safe than wearing one. But it's most definitely pleasant - much more pleasant than wearing one. You feel...

Ethanol is Hot – In Ways You May Not Have Thought About

Ethanol may be a boondoggle in more than one way. Or even two. You may have read about the high energy inputs necessary to squeeze corn (and other materials) and brew the mash...

To Serve And Protect … Or Harass and Collect?

What good are cops, really? I mean to the average, non-violent citizen just trying to go about his business? For him, cops are a nuisance - and increasingly, a threat. They don't...
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