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A Bad Moon on the Rise. . .

There's a bad moon on the rise - in the form of upward creeping gas prices.  Unleaded regular is surging toward $4 per gallon again - the same highs that preceded -...

But, What About The Blind?

Now hybrids are too quiet, apparently. It's not enough that they're too expensive, too taxpayer subsidized - and usually, too slow. Now Congress is complaining that they're too quiet. The blind are...

Plug in – and pay up?

Will plug-in hybrids save us from $3 per gallon fill-ups - or at least, ease the pain a little? The hype about these vehicles - which differ from the current crop of...

Christmas Wish List…

Christmas is only hours away now. Maybe Santa will leave one or two of the following things under the tree... * Lower gas prices - Unleaded regular is creeping back up to $3...

Are you a Clover?

What's a Clover? It's a person who needs some help behind the wheel - but doesn't realize it. To put a finer point on it, a Clover is a person who...

The Truth About “Giving You a Break” . . .

I've had people criticize my criticism of "speeding" tickets. They say I'm encouraging or at least defending wrongful, dangerous activity. But I'd like to ask them a question. If "speeding" is...

Thoughts on Heaf Cayuh “reform”

People talk pro and con about Obamacare but the philosophical question - the principle - at issue is: What's the legitimate role of government?  I believe its role should be preventing us from...

Clovers in the Snow

It is snowing (and icing) here; very treacherous driving. So naturally, I went out! "Out" means downtown Roanoke - about 35 miles away. And it means going down (and back up) Bent...

Is it Ever OK to Speed?

On any given road, at any given time, the posted speed limit might be too fast for current conditions - or unrealistically low. An interstate highway built in the 1950s for safe...

Things You Can’t Do in a Car Anymore

Burnouts -  It is still possible to light up the tires, but there's more involved than just stomping on the gas pedal. First, you usually have to turn off the traction control -...
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