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New distracted driving law in effect Sunday

Alex Paul democratherald.com If your right hand feels like it’s attached to your cellphone, Sunday is going to be an extremely difficult day for you. That’s when Oregon’s new distracted driving law goes into effect. The law will make it illegal to hold phones or other electronic devices while driving. That means no texting and…

Police shamed for bad parking by vigilante Facebook group

https://www.facebook.com/unmarkedpolicecarseastanglia Anthony Joseph dailymail.co.uk Police are shamed for bad driving and parking by Facebook ‘vigilante’ group who claim ‘victimised’ officers are trying to get the page taken down The ‘Unmarked police cars of East Anglia’ Facebook page was set up to shame police for what it said was poor parking and bad driving by the…

California considers its own ban on combustion-engine cars

Ryan Beene and John Lippert Bloomberg / autonews.com The internal combustion engine’s days could be numbered in California, where officials are mulling whether a ban on sales of polluting autos is needed to achieve long-term targets for cleaner air. Gov. Jerry Brown has expressed an interest in barring the sale of vehicles powered by internal-combustion…

Self-Driving Vehicle Policy: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Josh Goldman ucsusa.org Automakers and their advocates have been busy in the halls of Congress and Department of Transportation. The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that will make it easier for self-driving cars to hit the road, the Department of Transportation replaced an Obama-era self-driving vehicle policy with a more industry-friendly approach, and the…

Coyote survives 20-mile ride embedded in car’s grille

Mike Moffitt sfgate.com Editor’s Note: Not really a bad driver, but thought it an interesting article. A coyote with all the luck of Wile E. tried to scamper across a road in Alberta, Canada, ahead of a speeding car. It didn’t make it. The driver, Georgie Knox recounted last week’s incident on Facebook. She was…