Thursday, October 29, 2020
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Tickets/Driving Stuff

Tickets/Driving Stuff

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

The GPS Granny Nanny

America is slowing down. How long before it stops entirely? Literally stops? A reader who is a commercial driver wrote to tell me about how his work vehicle is monitored and controlled via...

Video Rant: Replacing The Speed Tax

If - as is likely - new cars become incapable of "speeding," how will the "revenue" lost to the Speed Tax be replaced? Here are some thoughts on that . ....

Today’s Clover: Slow – and Slower

Here's today's Clover - the geezer in the white Blazer ahead of the blue minivan. The Blazer never quite gets to the speed limit - 55 MPH - but when he...

Casualties of Saaaaaafety

Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaafety has cost us a lot - and not just money. It has sucked almost all of the the fun out of driving - especially for those who were born after the...

The Best Reason to Not Buy Any New Car

There's one very persuasive reason arguing against the purchase of any new car - regardless of make or model: The property tax you'll be forced to pay  . . . forever. Ot at...

Safety vs. Saaaaaaafety

Driving a car that has loose lug nuts is always unsafe. No one in their right mind would knowingly do it. Driving a car that might not hold up as well as a...

Video Rant: How to Avoid ASS

ASS - Automated Stop/Start - is becoming almost impossible to avoid in new cars . . .  emphasis on almost. One way to avoid it - even in cars that otherwise have...

Virginia’s Automated Revenue Collectors

Speed cameras are like kudzu - they have to be beaten back every so often. If, that is, the public has any idea they are about to get mulcted by them. With almost...

Don’t Sweat The Cost of Gas

People worried about how much money they spend on gas ought to consider how much they spend on their cars. Gas is among their smallest expenses - especially vs. the cost of a...

Saaaaaaaaaaaaaafe New Cars?

If cars are so much saaaaaaaaaaaafer than they used to be - courtesy of the beneficence of the federal government - how come fatalities are increasing rather than decreasing? It’s another one...
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