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AddLexus Eco Challenge rewards schools for clean water, briquette press projects

Teams from one New Jersey high school and one Michigan middle school reversed the old adage by thinking locally and acting globally. And that strategy won them the grand prizes in the most recent edition of the Lexus Eco Challenge. The future is indeed bright.

34Why Don't Most School Buses Have Seat Belts?

NTSB issues new safety recommendations in light of recent fatal accidents

Seat belts save lives. Using one is "the single most effective way" drivers can prevent death in a car accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government agency charged with keeping motorists out of harm's way.

AddKansas City teens convert VW Karmann Ghia into all-electric, zero-emission beauty

Some kids from the Show Me State are certainly showing us how it's done with this converted, all-electric Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. In this case, a group of at-risk teens converted one of the classic VW compacts to all-electric power. It was unveiled at the Kansas City International Autoshow last week.

AddSchools go to four-day school week, make lots of other cuts thanks to high fuel prices

Photo by iboy_daniel. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.

AddChelan School District happy with hybrid bus

Remember back when we told you about the hybrid buses that IC Corp and Enova Systems were making together for a handful of schools? With today's high cost of diesel and the worries about bus pollution, we wondered how those lucky few feel about their buses now. Thanks to an article in the Wenatchee World, we now know about the experience of the Chelan School District. Their transportation manager, Scott Logan, said there has been a lot to learn but they have been "very impressed" with the vehicl

1Welcome to driver's ed -- your teacher will be Giancarlo Fisichella

There are so many driving schools out there, it's hard to throw a rock and not hit one. Renault pilot Giancarlo Fisichella is the latest entrant in the branded driving school game, but he's doing it differently. The Fisichella Motorsport Technopole will teach people driving skills via its Motorsport Academy, and will also teach official courses in how to be a mechanic, telemetrist, mechanic, race engineer, or any one of the other jobs required in F1 -- even catering managers and PR flacks. When

3Driving safely when school is back in session

The Motoring News section of the U.K. publication, easier, has some tips for drivers during the upcoming "school run," when hundreds, if not thousands, of children return to the hallowed halls of education this fall. Traffic is reported to increase by as much as 20 percent during the before and after school rush hour, with residential roads seeing an increase in speed related offenses, as 70 percent of drivers blow past the prescribed speed limit.

AddMidwest Alternative Fuel Vehicle Expo reaches out to race fans

In the suburban Chicago area there’ve long been race nights, but next week will see a somewhat newer combination of racecars and the Midwest Alternative Fuel Vehicle Expo on May 13 at the Route 66 Raceway, according to the Suburban Chicago News. Of course, some high-performance race cars run on ethanol, but the MAFVE will allow people to get a closer look at hybrids and other alternative fuel vehicles with free test drives, and some owners of alternative fuel vehicles will race their cars

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