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We Can’t Drive 55 – Even Though 75 (or Faster) is Legal Again

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Americans' love affair with the car may be headed for divorce court, according to a survey done by the Pew Research Center. It found that the number of people who still...

More Digitized Idiot Proofing on Deck for 2014

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Is Detroit responsible for making sure you don't back-up over your child? What if you don't have a child? Better yet, what if you know to drive?  Well, it doesn't matter. The National...

Because It’s “The Law”….

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Most states now have mandatory"buckle up" seat belt laws. But - strangely, when you think about it - no state requires that a motorcyclist wear more than a helmet. So, on...

The Chiiiiiiiiiilllllllllldren

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Maybe this bugs you, too? There's a "school zone" ahead and - clearly, obviously - there are no kids about. But the DANGER! DANGER WILL ROBINSON!!! flashing lights are on anyhow -...

Cash For Everyone…

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There's a federal cash giveaway for almost everything on four wheels - except things that make economic sense. Two years ago, the government paid people to throw away perfectly good older cars...

Drunk driving and “pre-crime”?

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Pre-crime used to be a sci-fi literature concept. But it's already our everyday reality. The fallout from the shooting in Tucson is going to make that very clear, very soon. But first,...

Cloveritis. . .

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I think the Flouride in the water has done its thing... .  Almost every time I go out, I come up on a car that's doing either just barely the limit -...

What Happened?

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Watch old movies - you know, from the '80s - and you'll get a few snapshots in passing about how free we used to be, only 25 years ago - even...

“Driver’s” Licenses: Throw ’em in the Woods?

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Why do we bother with driver's licenses at all? They're certainly not a measure of even minimal competence as a driver. You take a written (now digital) test that Forrest Gump could...

Plastic and “Planned Obsolescence”

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Remember "planned obsolescence"? Decades ago - in the '50s and '60s - the car companies were accused of deliberately planning to make new cars old almost as soon as they were sold...
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