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  • Drivers' Good Behavior Actually Creating Traffic Jams
    Drivers' Good Behavior Actually Creating Traffic Jams

    Drivers can't see the bigger picture when it comes to how traffic flows, author Tom Vanderbilt told a crowd at the Boing Boing: Ingenuity Conference in San Francisco last month. And that's the fundamental cause of traffic jams.Vanderbilt is......

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  • Drivers' Good Behavior Actually Creating Traffic Jams
    Drivers' Good Behavior Actually Creating Traffic Jams

    Drivers can't see the bigger picture when it comes to how traffic flows, author Tom Vanderbilt told a crowd at the Boing Boing: Ingenuity Conference in San Francisco last month. And that's the fundamental cause of traffic jams.Vanderbilt is......

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  • Cellphone Bans Don't Reduce Accidents, Research Finds
    Cellphone Bans Don't Reduce Accidents, Research Finds

    Common sense says that talking on a cellphone while driving is not a particularly safe thing to do. But recent studies have found banning cellphone use while behind the wheel is not leading to a decrease in accidents.The results are somewha......

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  • Dealership Pays Customer It Wronged With Pennies
    Dealership Pays Customer It Wronged With Pennies

    A woman in Florida is livid after a car dealership sold her a lemon and attempted to make restitution by paying her with two bags full of pennies.Irena Mujakovic, an international college student, bought a 2003 Saab from Holiday Motors in J......

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  • Seniors Struggle With Roundabouts
    Seniors Struggle With Roundabouts

    Roundabouts are circular causeways that allow traffic to flow in a four-way intersection without stop lights or signs. This new way of managing traffic is meant to save lives, but they have some older driver's heads' spinning.AARP Drivers S......

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  • World's Fastest Hot Tub Contender Is Hottest Thing On Four Wheels
    World's Fastest Hot Tub Contender Is Hottest Thing On Four Wheels

    Duncan Forster and Phil Weicker have known since college that there is nothing quite like enjoying a relaxing soak while driving.As undergraduate engineering students at McMaster University the pair designed and built their first 'Carpool',......

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  • Teen Dies After Jumping On iPhone Thief's Car
    Teen Dies After Jumping On iPhone Thief's Car

    Marisol Hernandez recently gave her daughter a new iPhone 5S on condition she get good grades during her sophomore year of high school. Rubi Rubio already had broken two phones, so Hernandez told her daughter if she broke this one it would ......

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  • New Algorithm Shuns Speed, Finds Most Beautiful Route Instead
    New Algorithm Shuns Speed, Finds Most Beautiful Route Instead

    Mapping services like Mapquest are used to find the quickest route from point A to point B, regardless of the quality of the route. A team of researchers in Barcelona, Spain want to change that with a new algorithm designed to get users to ......

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  • Study Shows Kids Would Rather Road Trip With Mom
    Study Shows Kids Would Rather Road Trip With Mom

    Sorry, dads, you're the better drivers, but as road trip companions, you come up a little short. According to a new study from Visiting Angels, an in-home care company, 54 percent of adult children would rather take a trip with their mother......

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  • Mysterious Man Clings To Back Of Speeding Car
    Mysterious Man Clings To Back Of Speeding Car

    A scene straight our of a thriller movie played out Saturday along a stretch of highway in North Carolina as a man clung to the back of a speeding car.The man was spotted by other drivers holding on to the back window of a car racing down I......

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  • Elderly Couple Poses For Photo After Car Accident
    Elderly Couple Poses For Photo After Car Accident

    A California man investigating a commotion outside of his Bel-Air home Wednesday evening found his wife calmly sitting in her car, only her car was on its side.Benjamin Neufeld was in his kitchen when he heard loud scraping noises and the m......

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  • Bipartisan Proposal To Increase US Gas Tax First Since 1993
    Bipartisan Proposal To Increase US Gas Tax First Since 1993

    One Democrat and one Republican senator are reaching across the aisle to try to solve an upcoming funding shortfall for US road improvements. Of course, it involves raising taxes, so this first step might also be the last in the journey. Ea......

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  • Americans Know Driving Drunk And Distracted Is Dangerous, Do It Anyway
    Americans Know Driving Drunk And Distracted Is Dangerous, Do It Anyway

    Americans are behaving badly while driving, and they know it. A new Harris Poll found the vast majority of Americans recognize the dangers of drunk driving, texting while driving and other distractions, but many still engage in these activi......

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  • Man Ticketed For Holding Sign Warning Of DUI Checkpoint
    Man Ticketed For Holding Sign Warning Of DUI Checkpoint

    19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, SportsAn Ohio man is in trouble with police after attempting to warn drivers of an upcoming drunk-driving checkpoint with a sign that read "DUI checkpoint ahead! Turn now!"Douglas Odolecki took to......

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  • New York Named The Best State For Teen Drivers
    New York Named The Best State For Teen Drivers

    Teen drivers in New York are safer than teens in any other state, according to a new study from Wallethub.The report looked at 16 different metrics and ranked each state by how they scored in three categories: safety conditions, economic en......

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  • Women Lag Behind Men In Car Maintenance Knowledge
    Women Lag Behind Men In Car Maintenance Knowledge

    Stereotypes are usually outdated, but some can still ring slightly true. For instance, a new study found women are less likely to know how to make the most basic care repairs.Insurance.com surveyed 1,000 men and 1,000 women, all married hom......

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  • Are Energy Drinks The Next To Be Banned From Motorsports Sponsorship?
    Are Energy Drinks The Next To Be Banned From Motorsports Sponsorship?

    Like it or not, when it comes to brass tacks, motorsports is a business. To keep racing, the teams need to make money, and, generally speaking, the winnings from a victory aren't going to cover the expenses. The reality is that teams need s......

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  • 10 Most Congested Cities In America
    10 Most Congested Cities In America

    Even though we're driving less, congestion in major metropolitan areas is growing. According to this year's INRIX National Traffic Scorecard Annual Report, after seven years of stodgy recovery following the Great Recession, American roads are back on thei...

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  • Is America's Car Culture Coming To An End?
    Is America's Car Culture Coming To An End?

    The '57 Chevy was still a year away when the launch of the interstate highway system kicked U.S. car culture into high gear. But six decades later, changing habits and attitudes suggest America's romance with the road may be fading.After ri......

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  • Best Places To Drop Your Top This Summer
    Best Places To Drop Your Top This Summer

    Ready for a summer road trip? We've got the best stretches of highway and best convertibles picked out for you....

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