Tag: traffic laws

6 Posts

Why distracted driving is a bad idea, even when legal.
Sep 02, 2016

Driving Barefoot: The Eighth Deadly Sin?

Tim Cotton

Can a person legally drive while barefooted? Car Talk's law enforcement authority, Tim Cotton, settles this myth.

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Sep 14, 2015

Who Was the First Person Arrested for Drunk Driving?

Jim Motavalli

The hapless London cabbie was driving an electric car when he crashed into a wall, earning a 20 shillings fine.

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Oct 06, 2014

Caught Speeding: These Cars Are the Top Ticket Magnets

Jim Motavalli

Oddly enough, it's not Ferraris and Corvettes that attract the most attention from the cops. While the supercars stay in the garage, Subaru, Scion and Mazda drivers are out racking up tickets. The worst offenders, right here. 

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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. 

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Apr 13, 2012

A Good Education Can't Hurt!

Staff Blog

How one physicist got out of a $400  traffic ticket -- using math.

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if other people don't drive the speed limit should i go with the flow of traffic or let them pass
Jul 01, 2005

What's the safest way to discourage tailgaters?

Dear Car Talk

Help! My wife will either kill me or divorce me based on your answer to the following question.

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