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  • Decade Long Federal Test To Replace Highway Sign Font Made Legibility Worse

    02/05/2016 6:52:45 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 55 replies
    Jalopnik.com transportation.gov ^ | 02/04/2016 | Justin Westbrook
    The U.S. Federal Highway Administration is killing the current decade-long test of looking into replacing highway signs with a new “Clearview” font it designed and developed to be more legible because, twelve years later, it turns out the new font actually made sign legibility worse. Back in 2004, the Federal Highway Administration approved state use of a new font ironically called “Clearview” to be the new face of highway signs around the nation. At the time, testing had “proven” that the new font was more legible to drivers, specifically at night, than the old signs featuring the “Highway Gothic” typeface....
  • Driverless cars work great in sunny California. But how about in a blizzard?

    01/28/2016 12:26:21 PM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 28, 2016 | Brian Fung
    As cities along the east coast finally finish digging their way out of last weekend's historic snowstorm, drivers braving the streets have to contend with icy conditions, snowbanks along the curb and other hazards they would probably rather avoid if they could help it. Enter the self-driving car, which someday may alleviate that anxiety. But although the technology appears to work well in dry, sunny weather, those are just the best-case scenarios. The real test for autonomous vehicles will be when the roads are wet or even icy and invisible to the computerized eye. What then?
  • Feds Want to Lower Legal Driving Limit to One Drink

    01/15/2016 7:23:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 15, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Transportation Safety Board wants to decrease the legal driving limit to one drink, lowering the legal limit on blood-alcohol content to 0.05 “or even lower.” The agency released its “most wanted list” on Wednesday, a laundry list of policies it would like implemented nationally. The list includes recommendations to reduce the current 0.08 blood alcohol content limit and outlaw all cell phone use while driving, even hands-free technology.
  • FYI to all FReepers! New Driving Tricks to get you to Stop! Important!

    10/12/2015 1:08:16 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 93 replies
    Art in Idaho | October 10, 2015 | Unknown
    About Eggs Mixed with Water... It could save your Life Warning #1: A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL STATE OF MICHIGAN: SITUATION.. While driving on a rural end of the roadway on Thursday morning, I saw an infant car seat on the side of the road with a blanket draped over it. For whatever reason, I did not stop, even though I had all kinds of thoughts running through my head. But when I got to my destination, I called the Canton PD and they were going to check it out. But, this is what the Police advised...
  • Minnesota State Patrol says don't slam on brakes for wildlife even ducklings

    07/25/2015 1:15:36 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7-23-15 | Vineeta Sawkar
    The ducks, even the ducklings, are expendable. Thats the difficult message from the Minnesota State Patrol in response to a hair-raising video of cars swerving and slamming on the brakes on Interstate 35W to spare a line of ducks waddling across the highway. I watched that video and I cringed, said Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Tiffani Nielson. People should not stop on the freeway for ducks. Nielson knows her advice will not be popular with people who think the motorists did the right thing to avoid the birds. Its definitely a touchy subject Its not very kind, but the risk...
  • Since marijuana legalization, highway fatalities in Colorado are at near-historic lows

    04/17/2015 1:48:22 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 113 replies
    WP ^ | August 5, 2014 | Radley Balko
    Since Colorado voters legalized pot in 2012, prohibition supporters have warned that recreational marijuana will lead to a scourge of drugged divers on the states roads. They often point out that when the state legalized medical marijuana in 2001, there was a surge in drivers found to have smoked pot. ...]
  • Supporters of immigrant driver's licenses ramp up campaign, but opposition remains

    03/26/2015 7:41:19 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    MPLS Star & Sickle | 3-26-15 | MILA KOUMPILOVA
    Supporters of a bill to grant driving privileges to immigrants living in the state illegally gave the Minnesota House transportation committee a rare standing-room-only audience and almost an hour of tearful testimony Wednesday. But the bills prospects remain murky. The proposal, which stalled in three recent legislative sessions, enjoys unprecedented Republican backing in the House and a stronger show of support from law enforcement. A version passed in the Senate transportation committee last week. The proposal still faces opposition from legislators who say the licenses could enable voter fraud and would reward those who have broken the countrys immigration laws....
  • Horrifying footage shows teen drivers in near-death crashes as they check phones and chat [tr]

    03/25/2015 1:20:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    AP and UK Daily Mail ^ | March 25, 2015 | Staff
    Distractions - especially talking with passengers and using cellphones - play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety analyzed nearly 1,700 videos that capture the actions of teen drivers in the moments before a crash. It found that distractions were a factor in nearly 60per cent of moderate to severe crashes. That's four times the rate in many previous official estimates that were based on police reports. The study is unusual because researchers rarely have access to...
  • New (Written) Breathalyzer Test:

    02/03/2015 9:23:39 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 February 2015 | Reaganite Republican
  • MAN SANDWICHED BETWEEN TWO SEMI TRUCKS SURVIVES 26 CAR PILEUP [Amazing ABC News Photograph!]

    01/19/2015 5:35:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    6 ABC News ^ | 1/19/15
    A driver in Oregon survived being sandwiched by two tractor trailers during a chain reaction crash caused by black ice on the road. If you look closely in the picture above, you'll see Kaleb Whitby's head. The 27-year-old was part of a 26 car pileup over the weekend on Interstate 84 in Oregon.
  • Uninsured motorists task force formed

    12/11/2014 8:53:53 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    Mankato Press ^ | 12-10-14 | AP
    ST. PAUL (AP) State legislators are working on ways to better identify Minnesota residents who drive without auto insurance. Motorists don't have to show proof of insurance when renewing a vehicle's registration. People who drive without insurance can lose their licenses and be fined about $300. The state has a law mandating insurance but doesn't have a meaningful verification system, said Sen. Susan Kent, who heads the uninsured motorist task force that is expected to come up with recommendations by Feb. 1. The committee has explored options ranging from increasing fines to seizing license plates of uninsured drivers. "There's...
  • Dog Saves Atlanta Family from Road-Rage Gunfire

    11/30/2014 9:55:39 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/30/14 | Michael Pearson
    (CNN) -- Witnesses are crediting a family's German shepherd with shielding its owners from gunfire in an Atlanta road-rage incident (video also)
  • ssue 35: Cleveland's traffic cameras to be removed

    11/07/2014 8:49:30 AM PST · by OneLoyalAmerican · 6 replies
    WKYC-TV Cleveland | 7:06 a.m. EST November 5, 2014 | WKYC Staff
    A Gannett propaganda outlet is the source. http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/traffic/cameras/2014/11/04/issue-35-clevelands-trafficspeed-cameras-will-be-removed/18509815/
  • The police-detecting Target Blu Eye device; Police see red over gizmo that blows their cover

    10/26/2014 9:22:40 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 48 replies
    The [UK] Sunday Times ^ | 10-22-2014 | Dominic Tobin
    IT COULD be every crooks must-have gadget a device that can warn when a police car is nearby. The small dashboard-mounted display alerts the driver by bleeping and lighting up when it senses police radio transmissions. It also reveals when ambulances and fire engines are near. The maker claims that it is useful for telling drivers that an emergency vehicle needs to overtake. Target Blu Eye has its critics, who predict that the device will be used by irresponsible drivers to make sure that the coast is clear while they speed or use mobile phones. Out on the motorway...
  • 'Parents are Key' to success of National Teen Driver Safety Week, says CDC

    10/23/2014 10:30:43 AM PDT · by Prophet2520 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/23/2014 | Reuters
    This is National Teen Driver Safety Week, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hopes its Parents are Key campaign will help parents encourage safe driving habits.
  • Oregon Referendum Opportunity to Overturn Illegal-Alien Driver Card Law

    09/26/2014 8:50:44 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Sep 18th 2014
    Oregon voters will have an opportunity to overturn a 2013 state law giving illegal aliens access to driver cards. Ballot Measure 88, a citizens veto referendum also known as Protect Oregon Driver Licenses, will go before the voters this November after surviving legislative and legal challenges lodged by illegal-alien advocates. In 2008, Oregon enacted a law that required proof of citizenship or legal presence to obtain an Oregon driver license. Illegal-alien advocates sought to rescind that law in subsequent years and finally succeeding in 2013 with the passage of Senate Bill 833. That law instructed the Oregon Department of Motor...
  • Allstate America's Best Driving Report (Worcester and Boston Worst Drivers)

    08/29/2014 10:08:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Allstate ^ | August 29, 2014 | Staff
    Allstate is committed to helping people across the nation protect their cars and families. Allstate America's Best Driving Report is an annual ranking that identifies which of the 200 largest U.S. cities has the safest drivers. Sharing this data every year can highlight the importance of educating people about the importance of safe driving.
  • Study: Law banning cell phones while driving doesnt reduce accident rate

    07/26/2014 11:43:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/25/2014 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Most Americans admit to being fry-dipping, cell-phone-gossiping, mascara-applying distracted drivers. A 2011 poll, reported in USA Today, showed 86 percent of us eat or drink in the car, more than half talk on the phone, and about 40 percent admit to the offenses of setting the GPS or texting. Many Americans, even in a state as conservative as Texas, want to be saved from their bad behavior by a ban on cell phone use in the car. But are they really saving themselves? Though the laws are largely noncontroversial, they’re also hard to enforce, and increasingly look ineffective, according...
  • Saudi Man Divorces Wife for Driving Car

    06/30/2014 11:38:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, June 30, 2014
    Wife denies report, saying she was divorced because of family riftsA Saudi man divorced his wife just after he saw her driving a car on social networks, but the woman denied the report, saying she was divorced because of persistent rifts. The unnamed woman said she would file a lawsuit against her husband for his cruelty and beating her up during their marriage and that she would demand alimony. The report that he divorced me for driving a car is not true if this is the reason, then I would not only drive a car but perform stunt driving, she...
  • Selmon Expressway Now Eligible as Testing Ground for Automated Vehicles

    06/21/2014 2:43:57 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 11 replies
    Florida Turnpike Newsletter ^ | Spring/Summer 2014
    Selmon Expressway Now Eligible as Testing Ground for Automated Vehicles The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) announced that the Selmon Expressway (Expressway) is about to make history. Approved by the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) and the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), the Expressway has met the criteria to become an automated vehicle testing ground, joining a small affiliation of other testing ground locations nationwide and only the second one in Florida.The Expressways designation provides the capabilities for researchers to test the safety, mobility, environmental and efficiency advantages, services, standards and components of robotic cars "within...
  • Readers' Picks: Best Travel Songs of All Time

    06/20/2014 5:26:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 110 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri June 20, 2014 | Chuck Thompson
    Once in while, the CNN Travel braintrust blows it -- make that all the time if you happen to be @cnnalwaysblowsit47. Such was the case last year when we published our updated list of the greatest travel songs ever recorded. Sure, we included a few unassailable classics about life on the travel trail. Even @cnnisamoron231 couldn't rage against our inclusion of Willie Nelson's all-time sing-a-long "On the Road Again." But we have to admit, once in a while, @iloathecnn and @cnntroll99 have valid points to make. How exactly did we miss such obvious wanderlust ditties as the Allman Brothers Bands'...
  • Agency Aims to Regulate Map Aids in Vehicles

    06/16/2014 12:41:11 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sunday, June 15, 2014 | Matthew L. Wald
    Getting directions on the road from Google Maps and other smartphone apps is a popular alternative to the expensive navigation aids included in some cars. The apps are also a gray area when it comes to laws banning the use of cellphones or texting while driving. The Transportation Department wants to enter the argument. The department is intensifying its battle against distracted driving by seeking explicit authority from Congress to regulate navigation aids of all types, including apps on smartphones. The measure, included in the Obama administrations proposed transportation bill, would specify that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has...
  • Pro-amnesty pols should fear Eric Cantors fate

    06/16/2014 12:38:53 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Holly Robichaud
    What is the lesson to be learned by the defeat of U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor? The average voter doesnt want amnesty. Its not just a Republican issue. Democrats can vote in the Virginia Republican primary. And until the liberal legislators pass the Safe Driving Act to give illegal immigrants drivers licenses, which will get them one step closer to voting, pro-amnesty politicians in the Peoples Republic of Massachusetts should worry about being Cantorized. While union leadership supports amnesty, the blue-collar workers dont want competition for jobs at a lower wage. Moreover, lunch-pail workers dont want to put in a hard...
  • S. Korea introduces female-only parking spacesthey're larger, w/ pink outlines & a miniskirt logo

    05/31/2014 4:22:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | May 27, 2014 | Kwon Mee-yoo
    Practical or patronizing? South Korea is spending mega-money on creating larger car parking spaces for women. Capital city Seoul is introducing "lady-friendly" spots reserved exclusively for female drivers, the Korea Times reports. Wider and longer than regular spots, they will be closer to elevators and marked out with pink mini-skirted logos. It's not yet known, however, if men will be fined if busted for using them. Korea Times reports the initiative is part of a nearly $700 million push to make the metropolis more female-friendly over four years. Other projects include installing 7,000 new women-only toilets, and the resurfacing of...
  • Sudden Stops Kill: Refuel Vehicles on Time, Says Dubai Police

    05/31/2014 1:46:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, May 31, 2014 | Mohammed El Sadafy
    4 killed this year due to suddenly stopping on Dubai roadsFailure to refuel vehicles on time, as soon as the low fuel light in your vehicle goes on, can have fatal consequences, warned Dubai Police. According to Dubai Police statistics, four accidents due to vehicles suddenly stopping in the middle of the road or on the hard shoulder were reported in the first three months of this year, resulting in four deaths and injuring eight people. Statistics also show that 2013 witnessed three such accidents, which resulted in four deaths and two injuries. Major Ahmad Ateeq Al Ketbi, Director of...
  • In Iowa, a license plate frame gets drivers tagged by police

    05/07/2014 11:47:50 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 50 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 07, 2014 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    It might be time to reconsider that license plate frame boasting your allegiance to your favorite baseball team, charitable cause or alma mater, especially if youre driving in The Hawkeye State. The Iowa Supreme Court just ruled that drivers whose cars display the frames can be stopped if they obscure the small print below the plate numbers. The decision ended a five-year court battle stemming from the 2009 traffic stop of a man suspected of dealing drugs based on information from a confidential informant. The court ruled 5-2 last week that a 1984 law requiring drivers to permit full view...
  • Cops Say Road Rage Incident Was Prompted By Suspect's "Impeach Obama" Bumper Sticker

    04/23/2014 11:38:14 AM PDT · by kyperman · 74 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 2/4/2013 | Unknown
    Paul Guaschino was driving Friday when a fellow motorist spotted an Impeach Obama bumper sticker on the 62-year-old Connecticut residents vehicle. According to cops, the other driver apparently did not appreciate the bumper sticker and displayed his dislike by showing his middle finger.
  • If a driver collides with me while they're texting I hope I'm this sane and rational...

    04/22/2014 11:01:53 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 35 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-22-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Some people can actually handle such multi-tasking. Then again, it only takes one screw up to permanently tarnish one's record.
  • LifeSaver App Prevents Distracted Driving

    04/01/2014 4:18:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    NBC Bay Area's Chase Cain reports on extra police patrols in Palo Alto and a new app that will keep you safer on the roads.
  • Redneck Road Rage / Instant Karma [video]

    03/28/2014 7:22:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 246 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 3-26-2014 | Florida Driver
    This happened to me on SR 41 in Tampa on Monday March 24th. This pathetic excuse for a human being tailgated me for about three minutes. After about a minute, and me shaking my head, I pulled out my phone and started recording. I couldn't move over because there were trucks in the right lane, and I sure as heck wasn't going to speed on a rainy day with the roads being as slick as they were. I was turning left in about a half-mile when this happened. Now bear in mind, that this guy had already passed a truck...
  • Survey: More Than 1 In 4 Car Crashes Involve Cellphone Use

    03/27/2014 6:16:19 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 83 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Thursday, March 27, 2014 | Staff
    STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Texting and driving is dangerous but a new survey finds talking on a cellphone while behind the wheel may be even worse. As WCBS 880′s Paul Murnane reported from Stamford, the National Safety Council’s annual report found 26 percent of all crashes are tied to phone use, but noted just 5 percent involved texting. play Safety advocates are lobbying now for a total ban on driver phone use, pointing to studies that headsets do not reduce drive distraction. Some motorists said they support the idea. “Everybody’s on a telephone. If people do cut you off, you...
  • Final OK for Georgias slowpoke bill

    03/11/2014 1:39:42 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 149 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 03-11-2014 | Kristina Torres
    Left-lane lurkers on Georgias highways and interstates are a pen-stroke away from trouble under legislation given final passage Tuesday by the Georgia Senate. House Bill 459 would allow authorities to ticket those who lollygag in the states left lanes. The bill makes it a misdemeanor for any driver on a divided highway who does not move to the right when a car going faster approaches from behind. With the state House already signing off on the measure, all it needs is Gov. Nathan Deals signature to become law.
  • Kerry Kennedy invokes dads death in drugged-driving defense

    02/27/2014 2:12:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/27/14 | Andrea Peyser
    Shes a mom, a human-rights leader oh, and another fatherless Kennedy. Testifying in her own defense at her drugged driving trial Wednesday, Kerry Kennedy wasted little time before playing the Daddy card. Daddy was the attorney general during the civil rights movement and then a senator, the 54-year-old testified, supposedly explaining why she grew up in Virginia, but coyly invoking the memory of her slain father, Sen Robert F. Kennedy.
  • Texas Mom Confronts Drunken Driver Who Left Son Nearly Brain Dead

    02/25/2014 1:36:34 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/21/2014 | WFAA
    Video Linky Here
  • Norwegian Police: Boy Driver, 10, Claimed to Be a Dwarf

    02/14/2014 3:53:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 13, 2014
    Norwegian police said a 10-year-old boy who got his family's car stuck in a snowy ditch attempted to pass himself off as a dwarf. Vestoppland Police Officer Kai Lyshaugen said the boy and his 18 month old sister awoke in the night and he decided to bring the toddler along for a joyride in the family car to their grandmother's house, about 18 miles away, TheLocal.no reported Thursday. Police said the car ended up in a ditch and the boy told a passing snowplow driver he was dwarf of legal driving age and ended up stuck when he tried to...
  • NY DA fights dismissal in Kerry Kennedy driving case

    02/05/2014 3:46:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/05/14
    WHITE PLAINS, NY Even if Kerry Kennedy accidentally drugged herself with a sleeping pill before getting in her car, she broke the law if she kept driving after feeling the drugs effects, prosecutors say. In filings Tuesday, the Westchester County district attorneys office asked a judge to reject Kennedys second attempt to have her drugged-driving case dismissed. Prosecutors said a dismissal would send the wrong message to the public about how people of wealth and power are treated. Kennedy is the ex-wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the daughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the niece of...
  • One in eight Minnesotans on the road don't have valid licenses

    02/05/2014 3:06:20 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    MPLS Star,Tribune ^ | 2-5-14 | Tim Harlow
    A startling number of Minnesota drivers don't have a valid license and should not be behind the wheel. A KARE-TV/MPR report found that approximately 1 in 8 drivers don't have driving privileges because their licenses have been suspended, revoked, canceled or disqualified. In some cases, they had no license at all. Yet they still drive. Reporter Trisha Volpe analyzed court records between 2008 and 2013 and found that nearly 310,000 people have been convicted for driving when the law says they can't. In the Twin Cities metro area that number was 181,000 with scores of repeat offenders. Volpe reported that...
  • Atlanta man recounts NY-to-LA drive in record 28 hours, 50 minutes

    10/31/2013 3:52:36 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Ed Bolian had a serious cross-country need for speed. The 28-year-old Atlanta man and a two-man crew shattered the unofficial record for fastest drive from New York City to Los Angeles earlier this month by making the 2,813-mile trip in 28 hours and 50 minutes, besting the previous mark set in 2006 by more than two hours. Using a souped-up 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG, Bolian, co-driver Dave Black and support passenger Dan Huang left the Red Ball Parking Garage on 31st Street in New York City at 9:55 p.m. on Oct. 19. The trio later arrived at the Portofino Hotel...
  • Louisiana man, 32, crashed into police car after injecting heroin while driving

    10/09/2013 3:18:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/09/13
    A Louisiana man who got distracted while driving because he was shooting up heroin at the same time rammed into the back of a police car on Monday. Ronald Caplina, 32, was driving about 40 mph when he crashed into the lieutenants police vehicle. **SNIP** Caplina was cited with careless operation, driving under suspension and no seat belt. He was also booked for possession of a schedule I narcotic and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Driving Injures Womens Ovaries, Says Saudi Sheikh, as Day of Civil Action Planned

    09/29/2013 12:22:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Sunday 29 Sep 2013
    Driving damages the ovaries and pelvises of women, a senior Saudi Arabian cleric has warned. In an interview with an Arabic-language publication, Sheikh Salah al-Luhaydan said that driving could have a reverse physiological impact on women. Women in Saudi Arabia are effectively banned from driving, despite growing domestic criticism of the policy. Physiological science and functional medicine studied this side [and found] that it automatically affects ovaries and rolls up the pelvis, he told sabq.org. This is why we find for women who continuously drive cars their children are born with clinical disorders of varying degrees. His comments come as...
  • Women shouldn't drive because it damages their ovaries and pelvis, warns Saudi sheikh

    09/29/2013 6:40:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 28, 2013 | Ted Thornhill
    Sheikh Salah al-Luhaydan said if woman drove they would damage their pelvis and their children could suffer 'clinical disorders' In 2011 Muslim scholars said a relaxation of the ban would see both men and women turn to homosexuality and pornography Women are banned from driving in Saudi Arabia Some defy the law - with one taking to the roads for four days continuously to protest for greater women's rights in the country A Saudi sheikh has warned women that driving could affect their ovaries and pelvises. Women are currently banned from driving in Saudi Arabia and many have protested...
  • Cars Dancing on Ice Video

    09/21/2013 12:10:20 PM PDT · by Errant · 35 replies
    Ice Age Now ^ | September 21, 2013 | Robert W. Felix
    Nothing to do with ice ages, but I found this beautiful. Russian Extreme Drive instructors club displays cars driving on ice in a in a close contact dance.
  • Text a driver in New Jersey, and you could see your day in court

    08/29/2013 8:32:41 AM PDT · by Altariel · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | August 29, 2013 | By Ben Brumfield and Chris Boyette, CNN
    The lawsuit The Kuberts both lost their legs. They sued. But they didn't just go after Best. They included Colonna in the lawsuit. In their minds, she was distracting him and was also responsible for their pain and loss. They settled with Best and lost against Colonna, but they appealed that decision. The plaintiffs' attorney, Stephen Weinstein, argued that the text sender was electronically in the car with the driver receiving the text and should be treated like someone sitting next to him willfully causing a distraction, legal analyst Marc Saperstein told CNN affiliate WPIX. The argument seemed to work....
  • Stats show Americans not that into driving anymore

    08/29/2013 3:38:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2013 3:19 AM EDT | Joan Lowy
    Driving in America has stalled, leading researchers to ask: Is the national love affair with the automobile over? After rising for decades, total vehicle use in the U.S.the collective miles people drivepeaked in August 2007. It then dropped sharply during the Great Recession and has largely plateaued since, even though the economy is recovering and the population growing. Just this week the Federal Highway Administration reported vehicle miles traveled during the first half of 2013 were down slightly, continuing the trend. Researchers are divided on the reasons behind the trends. One camp says the changes are almost entirely linked...
  • Why you Should Give up Your Car and Drivers License When Moving out of State (Part I)

    07/31/2013 1:33:46 PM PDT · by InHisService · 67 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | July 31, 2013 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    After living in Ohio for almost nine months, I decided to finally get around to changing my PA drivers license, registration and plates changed over to Ohio. I pretty much just thought Id walk into the BMV thats what its called here Bureau of Motor Vehicles and get it all done on the spot. This was not to be. A friend who I was complaining to about this process said all of that changed after 9/11. This is why, when you move out of state, (and I strongly do not recommend it) you need to give up...
  • Driving While Black, Shopping While Black, Walking While Black

    07/21/2013 1:45:00 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 122 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/20/2013 | Dave Urbanski
    Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) had harsh words Saturday for those who racially profile black men. Wilson said that black males will continue to be singled out and arrested for driving while black, shopping while black, walking while black, eating while black, and just being plain old black.
  • CONCEALED CARRY: STOPPED BY A COP [Video only]

    06/30/2013 5:46:54 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 6-30-2013 | tnoutdoors9
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu8US6YAcoYSharing with you a personal experience that I had with law enforcement while concealed carry. I strongly believe that this topic should be mandatory discussion for every concealed carry class. This overview of the "stop" and interaction with the officer should give you some guidelines and protocol to follow when this happens to you. It could also be of benefit to law enforcement personnel as well. My desire is not to reveal the municipality where this transpired. The comments in this video (including text responses to viewers) represents my personal opinion only. I am not an attorney and cannot provide...
  • Tips for Driving in a Roundabout (this is Dave Barry-quality writing)

    05/23/2013 4:54:56 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 71 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 17 May 2013 | Doug DeMuro
    The city of Atlanta (Motto: Home of the airport where you changed planes last Christmas) has installed a roundabout at a rather busy intersection near my house. This is highly entertaining if youre watching from a safe distance, such as a nearby restaurant patio, or possibly South Carolina. But actually driving in this roundabout is the closest most Atlantans come every day to serious injury, or at least a rather large fender dent. We all know its true: Americans arent fond of roundabouts. In fact, a new survey says 93 percent of Americans would rather stub their toe on furniture...
  • Out-of-this-world-records! -- Driving distances on Mars and the Moon [graphic]

    05/17/2013 10:57:05 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 3 replies
  • Study Indicates That America's Driving Boom is Over

    05/15/2013 1:53:10 PM PDT · by cicero2k · 60 replies
    CNBC ^ | CNBC
    The "driving boom is over," or so says a new study of American attitudes toward the automobile. After decades of adding more cars to their household fleet while moving further and further out into the suburbs, Americans are waiting longer to get licensed, driving less and increasingly turning to alternatives such as mass transit or car-sharing programs, according to a new study by the U.S. Public Research Interest Group, or PIRG.