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  • Thanksgiving Traffic Ticket Guide
    Thanksgiving Traffic Ticket Guide

    Thanksgiving is one of the most traveled weekends of the year, which also makes it one of the most accident-prone. Follow these tips to avoid getting a ticket or worse this holiday season. ...

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  • Tips For Holiday Driving
    Tips For Holiday Driving

    Use these Tips for Holiday Driving to help make your travels safer....

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  • Thanksgiving Getaway: 46.3 Million To Hit The Road
    Thanksgiving Getaway: 46.3 Million To Hit The Road

    The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road.During the long holiday weekend, 46.3 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or ......

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  • Minivans Do Poorly In Crash Tests
    Minivans Do Poorly In Crash Tests

    The Honda Odyssey was the only minivan to earn the highest safety rating in new crash tests by the insurance industry.The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the Nissan Quest, Chrysler Town and Country, and Dodge......

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  • Public Opinion Swings Hard Against Traffic Cameras
    Public Opinion Swings Hard Against Traffic Cameras

    On election night, Jason Sonenshein merely hoped an anti-traffic camera ballot initiative for which he had campaigned would squeak out a win.He was nervous. In the days leading up to the election, traffic-camera proponen......

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  • Cheap Gas Prices To Persist Into 2015, Feds Say
    Cheap Gas Prices To Persist Into 2015, Feds Say

    Those low gas prices on station signs aren't going away soon, the government says.In a dramatic shift from previous forecasts, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday that the average price of gasoline in the U.S. will......

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  • Drivers Who Text Know The Risks, Do It Anyway
    Drivers Who Text Know The Risks, Do It Anyway

    In a new survey, 98 percent of motorists who own cellphones and text regularly said they were aware of the dangers, yet three-quarters of them admitted to texting while driving, despite laws against it in some states. Tw......

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  • Halloween Is A Scary Day To Be On The Road
    Halloween Is A Scary Day To Be On The Road

    Halloween is all about making fun out of the frightening. Ghosts, vampires and ghouls prowl the night, but the real fear factors can be found on the roads. Whether you're a pedestrian or a motorist, Halloween is consiste......

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  • Our Favorite Family Haulers For Holiday Road Trips
    Our Favorite Family Haulers For Holiday Road Trips

    Go over the river and through the wood to Grandma's house in style, safety and comfort with these excellent family SUVs. ...

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  • Teens Need Parent Involvement To Stay Safe While Driving
    Teens Need Parent Involvement To Stay Safe While Driving

    Every few months it seems that there is another push geared towards young people to drive safer. Viral ads show the devastating affects of distracted driving and reminders that #ItCanWait are pushed on social media in th......

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  • Americans Could Waste $2.8 Trillion Being Stuck In Traffic By 2030
    Americans Could Waste $2.8 Trillion Being Stuck In Traffic By 2030

    Sitting stopped in congested traffic might be one of the most frustrating feelings imaginable. You're trapped in your car unsure when things might pick up again, when all you really want is to get to your destination. N......

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  • Kids 39 Percent More Likely To Buy Parents' Car Brand
    Kids 39 Percent More Likely To Buy Parents' Car Brand

    Children are a blank slate. They draw their habits, behaviors and mannerisms from their parents. If you subscribe to that viewpoint, then this study out of Michigan State University won't really come as a surprise. Accor......

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  • Red-Light Camera Programs Decline; Speed Cameras Continue To Rise
    Red-Light Camera Programs Decline; Speed Cameras Continue To Rise

    Early in his tenure, Gov. Chris Christie saw red-light cameras as a way to augment traditional traffic enforcement and keep motorists safe on New Jersey roads. Lately, he's seen the automated traffic technology as more o......

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  • Gas Price Average Drops To Lowest Level For 2014
    Gas Price Average Drops To Lowest Level For 2014

    AAA's predictions of cheap gas for the coming fall season are already being realized. The average cost of a gallon of unleaded hit $3.267 Wednesday, dipping just below the previously lowest recorded price in February of ......

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  • Hello, Siri? Please Don't Crash The Car
    Hello, Siri? Please Don't Crash The Car

    Hands on the wheel and eyes on the road? You could still be distracted while driving.Voice-recognition software that many automakers tout as a safer alternative to handheld devices can still divert drivers' attention, a......

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  • Google Glass As Distracting As Smartphones For Drivers
    Google Glass As Distracting As Smartphones For Drivers

    The first scientific study on wearing Google Glass while driving has shown that the high-tech eyewear and smartphones are equally distracting.Researchers at the University of Central Florida asked 40 people to drive in a......

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  • No Sign Distracted Truck Driver Tried To Avoid Fatal Crash
    No Sign Distracted Truck Driver Tried To Avoid Fatal Crash

    A tractor-trailer that collided with a bus and killed four members of a Texas community college women's softball team drove straight through an interstate median without any signs of braking or trying to avoid the collis......

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  • Prices At The Pump Head Below $3 In Much Of US
    Prices At The Pump Head Below $3 In Much Of US

    The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a "2'' across much the country.Gasoline prices typically decline in autumn, and this year they are being pulled even lower by falling global oil prices. By the end of......

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  • Police Officer Charged After Shooting Unarmed Man During Traffic Stop
    Police Officer Charged After Shooting Unarmed Man During Traffic Stop

    A South Carolina state trooper has been fired from his job and arrested following the shooting of an unarmed motorist he may have pulled over for a seat-belt violation.Trooper Sean Groubert, 31, faces felony assault char......

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  • New '#X' Anti-Texting While Driving Campaign Picks Up Speed
    New '#X' Anti-Texting While Driving Campaign Picks Up Speed

    If you encounter a '#X' followed by silence during a text conversation today you might think the other person fell asleep on their phone, but they're actually letting you know that they're about to drive.The symbol acts ......

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