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Statewide texting and driving ban now in effect

Steve Kuhlmann theeagle.com Passed during the recent session of the Texas Legislature, the law specifically focuses on the use of messaging applications — reading, writing or sending electronic messages — while driving. In College Station, drivers have had several months to adjust to the idea of refraining from using their phones while in the car…

Bringing classic cars back to the dealership

Jenny King autonews.com A potentially lucrative opportunity for the service department Servicing cars more than 30 years old might seem a losing proposition for most dealerships. Who wants to take valuable time to train technicians in carburetor repair? Or to keep a vehicle in a service bay for days, waiting for unusual parts? Yet brands…

Should Staffordshire Police use dash cams to catch bad drivers?

Philip Cullinane stokesentinel.co.uk The use of dash cam footage has already been successful in Wales Staffordshire has its fair share of bad drivers, just like any region. But should more be done by the local constabulary to capture the offenders? A new initiative over the border in Wales could hold the answers. About 60 cases…

Really? column: Bad drivers should be footing ICBC’s bill

Alan Campbell richmond-news.com So ICBC is planning to raise the insurance rates for habitual offenders — i.e. immature, inattentive, selfish drivers. For a full 2.5 seconds after the radio announcement, I was thrilled and muttered “well, it is about frickin’ t…” Wait. Rewind. What? You mean, they aren’t already hammering drivers who are costing the…

OUTRAGEOUS! How angry drivers rule our roads

Sherele Moody news-mail.com.au HAVE you flipped the bird at another driver, screamed profanities at a slow car, tail-gated someone for sneaking into your lane or repeatedly blasted your horn at a cyclist? These acts might not seem overly aggressive or dangerous, but each one is the kind of behaviour that could end in your death…

Solar eclipse could create once-in-a-lifetime road hazards

Jenni Bergal denverpost.com The Aug. 21 total eclipse will cut directly across 14 states, from Oregon to South Carolina WASHINGTON — The moon will block out the sun, and day will plunge into night. Birds will stop singing, crickets will start chirping, and many people will gasp, weep, or even howl when they see the…

‘Gun-wielding’ road rage woman arrested, police say

Samuel Chamberlain foxnews.com Police in Texas have arrested a Houston-area woman after identifying her in connection with two separate road rage incidents. Amanda Downs, 25, of Baytown, was arrested in La Porte Friday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Investigators say Downs was captured on video Aug. 2 pointing what appeared to be…

Puny Humans Still See the World Better Than Self-Driving Cars

Aarian Marshall Wired.com A confidence booster for you, puny human: The machines don’t have you beat. Yet. Yes, the autonomous car is coming, and fast. Tesla delivered the first of its much-anticipated Model 3s last week, complete with the Autopilot feature that allows the cars to drive themselves on well-marked highways. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class can…