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Chrysler Cold Shoulders Government’s Recall Request

by Jeff Wozer on

BREAKING NEWS: Chrysler agrees to recall on 1.56 Million Jeep Grand Cherokees and Libertys. Check out the latest recall news. Chrysler this week told Jeep owners to drive at their own risk, after refusing to recall approximately 2.7 million of the vehicles that the government claims are susceptible to fuel tank fires in rear-end collisions. […]

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Say Hello to Tougher Texting-While-Driving Penalties, New York! by Alicia Sparks on

New York is beefing up its cell phone laws; rather, the penalties for violating those laws. Before today, all drivers–regardless of license type–faced a three-point penalty on their driving records if they were caught texting while driving. Sounds pretty standard, right? However, during a recent news conference, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that as of […]

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New Study: Voice Texting and Traditional Texting Equally Distracting by Alicia Sparks on

With last month being Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the topic of driving while on a cell phone has people talking. In fact, the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) at Texas A&M University has released a new study comparing driver distraction levels during voice-to-text and traditional texting. The study was pretty straightforward. Forty-three participants between the ages […]

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5 Reasons to Welcome Big Brother Into Your Car by Ryan Looney on

Drivers beware. A small, smart, and highly watchful plug-in device might be heading to a steering column near you. But who says Big Brother can’t use its all-seeing powers for good? If you allow your insurer to track certain everyday driving habits, you could be in line for serious car insurance savings. As car insurance […]

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California Bans Use of Cell Phone GPS While Driving by Alicia Sparks on

PLEASE NOTE: Since this article was published, Spriggs’ conviction was reversed by the 5th District Court of Appeal. However, any form of distracted driving may still result in a traffic ticket. Distracted driving has been catching the attention of lawmakers countrywide. Today, 20% of US states ban hand-held cell phone use while driving, while another […]

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Who’s Responsible to End Distracted Driving? by Richard Beaty on

Texting. Talking on the phone. Twittering and Facebook. Searching for driving directions. All examples of how our modern tools for digital communication (cell phones) can lead to distractions on our roadways, accidents, and unfortunately, the loss of life.  But in the end, who is responsible for fixing the problem of distracted driving? Individuals? At present, […]

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What is a 511 Traffic System? by Melissa Crumish on

The 511 traffic system allows you to access up-to-the-minute road information via phone or Web for your particular state or city. There are no statewide blanket reports. Instead, through 511 you can access information for specific routes on weather, road conditions, traffic, and public transportation interruptions. The History of 511 Traffic Systems Before the 511 […]

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