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While window tinting might not be as big of deal on side windows, laws vary by state on the degree of tint you can use on your front windshield.

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More than a few bizarre driving laws are regularly enforced across the U.S., and some are so odd, even the police must shake their head.

You're driving home from work in a downpour and your cell phone suddenly sounds off on the seat beside you.

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Handing over the car keys to your teenager for the first time is not an event for the faint of heart, but your state's laws have your back.

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One critic urges drivers to look past 'glitzy spin,' of CES and place restraints on self-driving technology.

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Marijuana Legalization May Be Having Unexpected Consequence

With the legalization of marijuana spreading through several states in recent years, transportation officials have wondered about the potential for problems with drugged drivers on the nation's roadways. Bet they didn't have this in mind.

Speed camera may have been incorrectly recording speed for years

A man in Wales successfully beat his speeding ticket with nothing more than a tape measure.

Car was exempt from inspection tags law

A Texas police officer is under investigation for using excessive force on an elderly man during a routine traffic stop last week.

Free app would display an image of an Iowa citizen's driver's license

A fully realized "digital wallet" is inching closer to reality with Iowa's planned driver's license app.

Older Americans support regulations that require renewing their license in person and passing a medical screening

New research indicates that older folks understand that there's a concern about their safety as drivers, and suggests they are willing to accept measures that could potentially keep them off the highways.

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The American populace is getting older, and that means more senior citizens behind the wheel in the coming years. According to a study commissioned by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, people over the age of 65 already make up 17 percent of the driving population, and 68 percent of those over 85 are still on the road five or more days per week. However, new research indicates that older folks understand that there's a concern about their safety as drivers, and the study suggests they are wi

Former defense department official: stricter safeguards needed

Traffic lights and traffic-management systems might prove attractive targets for cyber attacks in coming years, a former defense department official warns.

Critics say new measures don't go far enough in securing information

In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, the 12 manufacturers that are members of the Auto Alliance committed to upholding principles that would provide more transparent notices to consumers about what data is being collected, minimize the amount and time of data that is stored and prohibit this information from being given to law enforcement without a court order.

Three recent court cases pit law enforcement against privacy advocates

Law enforcement agencies know a lot about the whereabouts and daily habits of millions of American motorists through the use of automated license-plate readers. Motorists, on the other hand, don't know much about the records police officers have collected through the use of these machines. These records are getting harder to obtain.

Redesigned guardrail three times more likely to cause fatal crash

Trinity Industries, makers of the ET-Plus, has been found guilty of defrauding the federal government under the False Claims Act. Specifically, the company was accused of making a design change to its product and not advising the Federal Highway Administration about the revision for seven years.

Studies show young drivers need to put their phones down and buckle up

While deaths are trending downward, this week's National Teen Driver Safety week serves as a reminder that car accidents remain the number one killer of kids in the US.

Two traffic-camera trends on divergent paths

After two decades of continuous growth, the number of red-light camera programs is declining in the United States. The number peaked at 540 two years ago, according to records kept by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Today, there are 502 programs, a decrease of about seven percent.

Washington State Patrol releases all tickets written over two day span

Speeding cars caught on camera are usually a slam dunk for traffic cops looking to hand out a few tickets, but last week multiple cars cruised right past an officer while going more than 20 miles over the speed limit just outside of Wenatchee, Washington without so much as a warning.

Notorious Florida town has dismantled a police force that imposed ticket quotas

Most people have never heard of Waldo, Florida, a tiny town of about 1,000 residents that lies along Route 310 between Gainesville and Jacksonville. But motorists who have driven through the tiny community may know it all too well.

Canadian man pushes the limits of religious tolerance

A Canadian man lost his driver's license in an attempt to test the bounds of religious freedom in his diverse British Columbian town.