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Government Plans to Make Self-Driving Cars Safer

Published on 23rd Sep, 2016 at 15:16:48

The Department of Transportation released an in-depth document about how self-driving vehicle makers can make their technology safer. “The federal government, rather than states, should be in charge of regulating self-driving cars since the vehicles are essentially controlled by software, … Continue reading

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Drivers in Texas More Likely to Hit Deer in 2016

Published on 20th Sep, 2016 at 11:30:08

A study by State Farm found that Texas drivers in 2016 have an increased likelihood of hitting a deer while on the road. In fact, the chances of hitting a deer are up 3 percent higher than last year.  That … Continue reading

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How Countries Decided Which Side of the Road to Drive On

Published on 19th Sep, 2016 at 10:30:14

What side of the road do you drive on? It depends on who you ask. About 75% of the world drives on the right side of the road. Though most of the United Kingdom and their current and/or colonies drive … Continue reading

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A History of Seat Belts

Published on 14th Sep, 2016 at 18:50:23

The seat belt is one of our best protections in a car crash. In fact, according to the Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention, “seat belt use is the most effective way to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes … Continue reading

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What Are the Longest U.S. Commutes?

Published on 8th Sep, 2016 at 18:14:26

On a daily basis, millions of Americans go to and from work. Though commute times may vary, on average, it takes an American worker about 25 minutes to get from their front door to their place of work. A study … Continue reading

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Tips on How to Drive a Stick Shift

Published on 7th Sep, 2016 at 18:05:50

Whether you know it or not, there may come a time in your life when you’ll need to drive a manual transmission car. Plus, there are a lot of benefits to driving a stick shift, like getting better gas mileage … Continue reading

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Austin Prepares for a Surge in Electric Car Drivers

Published on 2nd Sep, 2016 at 15:05:02

As electric parking stalls continue to increase in Austin, Texas, so too will electric car owners. There are currently 3,000 electric vehicles in Austin and this number is expected to rise with more models, some cheaper, hitting the market in … Continue reading

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Traffic Fatalities on the Rise in 2016

Published on 31st Aug, 2016 at 00:39:02

New data from the National Safety Council found that “approximately 19,100 people were killed in crashes on U.S. roads during the first six months of the year, a 9 percent increase over the same period in 2015.” The reasons for … Continue reading

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Driving and Tech News Roundup: August 2016

Published on 26th Aug, 2016 at 13:15:29

Here are some of the best stories from around the world of driving and tech from August. Click on the links to read more about each story. Singapore is currently in a trial period testing the world’s first self-driving taxi … Continue reading

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Highway to Heaven: 5 Simple Mistakes that Cause the Most Traffic-Related Fatalities

Published on 25th Aug, 2016 at 14:55:26

It can happen to any of us. Whether we’re taking our eyes off the road for a split second to change the radio station to something more serious, like forgetting to buckle up, a car accident can happen when we … Continue reading

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