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  • New '#X' Anti-Texting While Driving Campaign Picks Up Speed
  • 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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  • Safety Agency Studying Toyota Acceleration Problem
    Safety Agency Studying Toyota Acceleration Problem

    A U.S. safety agency is looking into a consumer's petition alleging that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes.The inquiry by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration......

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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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  • How Traffic Enforcement Could Play Out On Roads Of The Future
    How Traffic Enforcement Could Play Out On Roads Of The Future

    On the roads of the future, it's possible that speeding tickets will be doled out by new automated law enforcement systems instead of by police officers in patrol cars.Systems now being developed by the federal governmen......

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  • Congress Skewers NHTSA's Investigative Competence
    Congress Skewers NHTSA's Investigative Competence

    Five months after the top official at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration promised to reform the federal agency charged with keeping motorists safe, it remains mired in dysfunction and inaction. A report f......

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  • Audi Self-Driving Car Gets First Permit In California
    Audi Self-Driving Car Gets First Permit In California

    Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years - but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.That changed Tuesday, when ......

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  • Risk Of Cyber Threats Increase As Cars Add Active Controls
    Risk Of Cyber Threats Increase As Cars Add Active Controls

    Features in many new cars that are widely seen as the first steps toward a self-driving future may also making cars more susceptible to cyber crime, according to a recent study.New technologies like park assist, adaptive......

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  • Detroit Tops List Of Most Expensive Cities To Insure A Car
    Detroit Tops List Of Most Expensive Cities To Insure A Car

    Detroit once again tops a list of most expensive cities in America to insure a vehicle. Charlotte ranks as the cheapest.Detroit drivers pay an astounding 165 percent more than the national average for car insurance, acco......

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  • Driver's Education Helps Reduce Teen Crash Rates
    Driver's Education Helps Reduce Teen Crash Rates

    At a time when fewer students are participating in driver's education, a new study reaffirms the value of such classes.An analysis conducted by AAA, the nation's largest motoring club, found that drivers' education reduc......

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  • Self-Driving Cars Could Be Bad News For Auto Insurance Industry
    Self-Driving Cars Could Be Bad News For Auto Insurance Industry

    Who is responsible when a self-driving car is involved in a crash? That question has been on a lot of car insurers minds, and a new study from the RAND corporation shows they have every reason for concern.The vast majori......

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  • Consumers Not Interested In Connected Car Technology
    Consumers Not Interested In Connected Car Technology

    Many consumers don't know about or trust car connectivity, according to a new study.The 2014 Harris AutoTECHCAST study found that automakers are missing the mark when it comes to in-car technology and connectivity. Resea......

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  • Truck Tailgate Thefts Rose 31 Percent Last Year
    Truck Tailgate Thefts Rose 31 Percent Last Year

    According to a study from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, truck tailgate theft is becoming more of a problem. From January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2013, the number of instances of this type of theft jumped a remark......

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  • California Man Reunited 33 Years Later With Thunderbird
    California Man Reunited 33 Years Later With Thunderbird

    A California man was at a loss for words when he was reunited with his prized 1964 Ford Thunderbird on Tuesday, 33 years after it was stolen from a bar parking lot.Gary Chartrand could hardly believe how well his old Thu......

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  • Automakers To Fight Distracted Driving With New Technology
    Automakers To Fight Distracted Driving With New Technology

    General Motors is taking the fight against distracted driving from billboards and public-service announcements into its cars, deploying new technology that keeps an eye on where the driver's are glancing.GM is partnering......

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  • Fourth Grader Thwarts Carjacking In Texas
    Fourth Grader Thwarts Carjacking In Texas

    Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyLast week a 9-year-old boy in Houston, Texas, saved himself and several other kids from a car-jacking criminal by calling 911.Alex Veasley, 9, wa......

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  • Is It Faster To Weave In And Out Of Traffic Or Stay In One Lane?
    Is It Faster To Weave In And Out Of Traffic Or Stay In One Lane?

    When it comes to driving, there are all plenty of myths in need of busting. The Mythbusters crew have tackled a quite a few of them, such as comparing motorcycles and cars to find the greenest machine and asking that all......

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  • Spiders Force Suzuki To Recall Midsize Cars
    Spiders Force Suzuki To Recall Midsize Cars

    Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars.The automaker says spider webs can clog a fuel vapor vent hose in some 2010 to 2013 Kizashi cars, cutting off air flow. If that happens, it can cause the......

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  • Which American Cities Have The Best And Worst Accident Rates?
    Which American Cities Have The Best And Worst Accident Rates?

    Allstate Insurance released its 10th annual "America's Best Drivers Report" this week. In reviewing millions of claims, and taking into account city density, population and weather, researchers compiled a comprehensive l......

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  • How To Survive A Wrong-Way Driver
    How To Survive A Wrong-Way Driver

    Police officers in England stopped a wrong-way driver on the M6 freeway on Monday night, using their car as a roadblock to stop the driver.Their quick action probably saved lives. The 77-year-old driver suffered from dem......

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