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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...

More Digitized Idiot Proofing on Deck for 2014

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?Ā  Well, it doesn't matter. The National...

Because It’s “The Law”….

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

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…

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”?

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. . .

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

What Happened?

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?

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...
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