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Distracted Driving: The Hands-Free Myth Persists

04.10.2014
New studies are confirming that hands-free devices are not the solution to distracted driving. Tom and Ray have been saying this for years. 

Tesla Cleared in Federal Safety Inquiry

03.28.2014
The Tesla steamroller is back on track. A four-month investigation into battery fires ends with a "no defect trend" verdict from NHTSA.

Total Recall: GM Bites the Bullet

03.20.2014
"Unmitigated crap cans from the day they left the factories... these flawed, uncompetitive machines bespoke GM’s utter indifference to cars as it chased rich SUV profits..."

Pedestrian Deaths Down (But the Toll's Still Too Damned High)

03.07.2014
The number of fatalities fell by nearly nine percent in the first half of 2013, but that's still nearly 2,000 deaths. A combination of smart urban design and safety-conscious cars could bring that number to zero.

The Lost Art of Backing Up

03.12.2012
Remember when you had to turn around to look behind you? Thanks in good measure to the jacked-up behemoths that began to roam the land en masse in the ‘Nineties, it’s become a largely futile practice.

I Can't Hear You: I've Got a Smartphone in My Ear (Oh, and I'm Eating, Reading and Driving)

04.15.2011
The very first precept of good driving is: Keep your eyes on the road. Yet the modern explosion in so-called smart phones has too many of us attempting to watch the road with one eye, while following the stock market, route guidance system, instant fuel economy readout and salty e-mail threads with the other.

Don't Like Government Regulation? How'd You Like Another Pinto?

03.24.2011
September 11th: A day that lives in infamy for more reasons than one. Thirty-one years to the day before the vicious attack that took so many lives on this date in New York City in 2001, the Ford Motor Co. introduced the Pinto.


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