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Tickets/Driving Stuff

Anything related to speeding tickets, driving & stuff like that.

How “Defensive” Driving Killed Driving

“Defensive” driving has killed driving in this country. It is a regime defined by hypercautious passivity - that being fundamentally at odds with attentiveness and acting on it, expeditiously. Active-tense used to...

Why Just Sell You a Car When They Can Sell You?

There’s less and less money to be made selling you a car - the net profit earned on the sale of the average new car is only about 3 percent -...

No One Feels Bad About “Speeding”

The problem with speed limits is they're arbitrary - and presumptive. A velocity maximum is decreed - and you are presumed a threat to others if you exceed it. Everyone - almost...

Payin’ Paper and Payin’ Apps

The problem with traffic fines as for “speeding” is you pay serially. First for the fine itself and then again - and again - via the higher insurance premiums you’re compelled...

The Fixable vs. The Tossable

Being able to fix rather than replace things is probably going to become of greater interest in the years - perhaps weeks - ahead. One such fixable rather than tossable thing is...

Clovers, Revisited

The question comes up every now and then: What is a "Clover"? It's living creature! Also an inside baseball term for them, used by EPautos regulars to denote passive-aggressive/oblivious/indifferent drivers who do...

To Shift For Oneself?

Leaving aside the fun, is there a stronger argument to be made for the manual transmission vs. the automatic? It depends on your perspective. There is inherent simplicity, certainly. A modern manual transmission isn’t...

“Stimulus” of the Right Sort

There will almost certainly be another bailout of the car industry, which is having a time selling new cars to people who are out of work because of the government -...

Conga Clover!

Here's a Clover who created a quarter-mile Conga line of cars . . . because the Clover would not pass a garbage scow. She (I eventually got a look) was either...

Reader Question: Leaking Sunroof?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Dianne asks: I have a Toyota RAV4 with a leaking sunroof. After a heavy rain, the headliner is damp and sometimes it actually...
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