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Elio Motors appealing $500K fine

John Walton arklatexhomepage.com SHREVEPORT – Elio Motors is appealing the fines for not having the proper licenses. The Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission fined Elio Motors $272,500 for not having a manufacturer’s license and another $272,500 for not having an automobile dealer’s licenses. Elio has 60 days to get the proper licenses, or face a daily…

California Traffic Sign Hacked To Warn People Of ‘Asian Drivers’

Carla Herreria huffingtonpost.com The prank peddled a popular racist myth that driving studies have disproved. Drivers in Napa, California, over the Fourth of July weekend came across a surprising traffic sign warning people of “Asian drivers.” A motorist pulled over to film the illuminated sign, which read “caution asian drivers,” on Sunday night, according to…

Proposed law would send bad drivers back to school

Michael Praats portcitydaily.com WILMINGTON — Drivers in the State of North Carolina who have their licenses suspended for accumulating excessive points on their license and a multitude of other infractions could be required to take a driver retraining course if House Bill 863 passes the senate. The bill, which was originally proposed in April, moved…

How teens’ car insurance premiums can go UP even if they’re driving BELOW the speed limit

Insurers are using new calculations to decide if young drivers are safe even if they’re driving within the laws Joe Finnerty, Digital Motors Editor thesun.co.uk INSURERS are using black box data to penalise teens even if they’re driving BELOW the speed limit. Some telematics firms are using sneaky calculations to measure young drivers against experienced…

The 11 bad driving habits that everyone should ditch right now

Richard Duggan essexlive.news They say that you really learn to drive when you’ve passed your test. After hours of lessons, there’s a certain sweet release from being finally let loose on the road unaccompanied. But it’s in those first few weeks and months, when you aren’t under the watchful gaze of your driving instructor, when…

Ban on phones mirrors most US states’ traffic laws

Melinda Renuart jamaica-gleaner.com Jamaica’s proposed new Road Traffic Act is in line with most states in America, but is tougher than what now obtains in Florida. Comparisons by The Gleaner have revealed that the bill, which is being debated in the House of Representatives, follows closely to some of the states where the legislation is…

Autonomous Car Tech Is the Next Battleground in Silicon Valley

Katie Fehrenbacher greentechmedia.com Forget about the iCar. Or, at least, don’t expect to hear much about it from Apple. During an interview with Bloomberg at Apple’s developer conference earlier this month, CEO Tim Cook confirmed that the consumer electronics giant is working on autonomous car technology, but declined to confirm the existence of an Apple-designed…

California chain-reaction crash caught on video

Anthony Kurzweil and Christina Pascucci ktla.com An apparent road-rage crash involving a motorcyclist and the driver of a sedan was captured on cellphone video Wednesday morning on the 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita. Police are investigating a crash on the 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita on June 21, 2017. (Credit: Chris Traber) The crash was…

The New Ford Bronco Will Be A Real Body-On-Frame SUV

David Tracy jalopnik.com Lots of enthusiasts are worried that the newly announced 2020 Ford Bronco, will be a soft crossover with a Bronco badge and no real off-roading abilities, not a legit Jeep Wrangler competitor. But Ford just confirmed that this thing will have a good old fashioned ladder frame just like the off-road gods…

Senate Approves Gianaris Dangerous Driver Bill

The state Senate last week approved legislation that would increase penalties for drivers who kill or seriously injure another person while driving with revoked, suspended or otherwise invalid licenses. Under the measure reintroduced by state Sen. Michael Gianaris, anyone caught driving a motor vehicle without a valid license who strikes or kills a pedestrian would…