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Do You Know Your State’s Law When it Comes to Driving with Headphones?

With states buckling down against texting and distracting driving, it’s important to know the most up-to-date laws while in the car. With that said, do headphones come into play with distracted driving laws? According to Digitalmusicnews.com, 35 states say it’s … Continue reading

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Driving and Tech News Roundup: October 2016

Here are some of the best stories from around the world of driving and tech from October. Click on the links to read more about each story. According to a recent study by J.D. Power, BMW and Hyundai are the … Continue reading

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Texas A&M Joins the Driverless Car Frenzy

As early as winter 2017, students at Texas A&M hope to produce a driverless car. A group of 10 students are working hard to create a driverless car that can better detect pedestrians on a crowded college campus and improve … Continue reading

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Suzuki and Toyota Exploring Opportunities for Collaboration

Last week both Japanese motor corporations, Suzuki and Toyota, announced that they are combining their resources in order to advance green car and safety technology. Because of the changing environment within the car industry, both corporations see that it’s “increasingly … Continue reading

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Texas Looking to Improve Traffic Stop Education

Texas officials are trying to pass new legislation that would affect drivers education throughout the state—pushing for classes that teach young drivers how to act when they are pulled over by police. According to News Channel 10, “Currently, the Texas … Continue reading

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Government Plans to Make Self-Driving Cars Safer

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

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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A History of Seat Belts

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?

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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Austin Prepares for a Surge in Electric Car Drivers

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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