Thursday, September 21, 2017
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It Never Ends…

Gawd. Will it ever stop - or even slow down a little? The latest: NHTSA and the insurance companies want to see fines for not buckling up jacked up to as much...

Your Money’s No Good – On The Roads, That Is…

It says on our Fed Funny Money that "this note is legal tender for all debts, public and private." Except for paying tolls on government roads. In which case, it's not. They won't...

It’s Not That They’re Old…

Are older drivers by definition bad drivers? I doubt it. In all likelihood, today's "bad old drivers" were also bad middle aged (and young) drivers. They didn't become bad drivers because they...

Virginia’s Gone Loopy (Again)….

Virginia's gone nuts - again. This state - my state - has a thing for imposing grossly disproportionate-to-the-offense punishments. Oh, not on the cretins who murder, rape or even steal. It's...

A Nation of Cringing Wretches….

I've yet to be fingerprinted. Probably you've never been fingerprinted, either. In fact, the majority of Americans (excepting those who volunteered for the military or who've applied for a concealed weapons...

Payin’ Paper – and How to Avoid Getting it…

Most speed traps involve a stationary patrol car and a radar gun. And radar can’t single out a particular car in a pack of fast-moving vehicles. It’s up to the cop...

63 MPGs – just not for us…

The new Mini Cooper Countryman can get 63 MPGs on the highway - just not on our highways. Like so many other high-mileage, diesel-powered vehicles, it's not available in the United States....

The Road Rage Defuser (Or How To Avoid Being A Clover)

Road rage is a function of Cloverism - inept, oblivious and passive-aggressive "driving." Do your part to keep creeping Cloverism in check by avoiding these common examples of Clover-ish conduct behind the...

It’s Not The Sail Fawns…

The geese have erupted into their usual flapping and screeching over reports that yet another study shows (supposedly) that using sail fawns while driving contributes to distracted driving - and accidents. But...

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

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...
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