With Marijuana's Rise, More States Find Firm Answers Are Hard to Come By
As more states consider rescinding bans on recreational marijuana use, lawmakers, police officers and transportation officials are urging each other to prepare for an increase in drugged drivers. Exactly how should they brace for a siege of stoned drivers? No one is quite sure.
The Pontiac Aztek is getting a boost in popularity among Millennial buyers. The generation also likes the Dodge Magnum and Chrysler Pacifica, and performance vehicles like the Subaru WRX are in demand, too.
Motorists Praise Own Driving Habits, Often Critical Of Their Family
More than 85 percent of drivers consider themselves fairly good or very good drivers, according to the results of a new survey. But they're far less likely to extend such praise in assessing the performance of family members.
A new study released this month from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute found that the average fuel efficiency of America's fleet has only risen by 3.6 miles per gallon in the last 92 years.
In Philadelphia, city officials are running a public-safety campaign that implores road users to simply "Put. Phone. Down." In Florida, a similar advertisement reminds people, "Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow." Interestingly, the campaigns are directed at pedestrians, not drivers.
The Brookings Institution is forecasting upheaval in local government as the rise of autonomous cars radically changes some of the ways they collect money. In just one example, the driverless vehicles are going to behave more safely on the road, which means less revenue from people paying for tickets.
Motorists Have Concerns About Self-Driving Cars, Says University of Michigan Survey
Self-driving cars might dominate the roadways of tomorrow, but American motorists aren't ready for them today. A survey conducted by University of Michigan researchers found drivers are concerned about riding autonomous vehicles and that they're not ready to relinquish control.