Tag: legislation

14 Posts

Sep 05, 2014

Tesla and Uber: Disruptive Tech Fights the Old Guard

Jim Motavalli

By challenging traditional business models, these two companies are changing transportation forever--and fighting lawsuits from taxi companies and auto dealers.

ridesharing legislation

Huge increase in speeding fines in the UK
Jul 28, 2014

Speeding Tickets Gone Wild! UK Edition.

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

The Brits are planning to quadruple the maximum fines for speeding-- to over $15,000. Have they gone batty? Jamie Kitman considers the case. 

legislation traffic laws

Jun 16, 2014

NHTSA Goes After the Phones in Drivers' Pockets

Jim Motavalli

Should the Feds govern mobile apps in your car? Right now, it's one big, huge gray area. Some states fine you for navigating with your phone. Do you agree?

distracted driving legislation

Feb 06, 2014

Cars Talking to Each Other Will Save Lives, the Feds Say

Jim Motavalli

It's called vehicle-to-vehicle communications, or V2V. And NHTSA says requiring it on all new cars can reduce accidents 70 to 80 percent.

safety features legislation

Is it legal to drive with three people in the front
Feb 13, 2014

Today: Do Seatbelt Laws Apply to Old Jaguar?

Dear Car Talk

David has an old Jaguar. When he was young and irresponsible, he used to drive with three people in the front. Is that still legal? Was it ever? Tom and Ray suggest he get a second Jag. That way he'll have enough seatbelts for four and he'll double his chances of being able to start at least one of them on any given day.

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Reverse camera for backing up
Mar 12, 2012

The Lost Art of Backing Up

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

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.

safety safety features legislation

Feb 22, 2012

NHTSA's Misguided Driver Distraction Guidelines

Staff Blog

Tom and Ray sound off on why NHTSA's new driver distraction guidelines are destined to fail and fail big. Luckily, they have a few solutions in mind. Read all about it right here.

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Feb 16, 2012

10 Reasons to Hate the Transportation Bill

Jim Motavalli

Jim Motavalli takes a look at the Republican-sponsored transportation bill, a piece of legislation Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood calls, "the worst transportation bill I’ve ever seen during 35 years of public service."


Jun 15, 2011

The Cat Fight Over the Fuel Economy Rules: Would 62 mpg Bankrupt Detroit?

Jim Motavalli

Automakers and environmentalists are in a battle royal over not just a federal fuel economy standard (greens want 62 mpg, the industry will settle for 47) but over how it will affect future sales. Lions don't lie down with lambs, so don't expect a happy resolution with everybody singing "Kumbaya."

fuel economy legislation regulation

distracted driving regulation
Sep 29, 2010

The water balloon theory of driver distraction...

Guest Bloggers

One thing about a water balloon, if you push on one side, it will squish out somewhere else until it bursts...not unlike distracted driving legislation.

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