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Tesla gets a court win in direct-sales battle

Missouri court sides with Tesla in lawsuit filed by dealers group

Missouri court sides with Tesla in lawsuit filed by dealers group

Saudi Arabian women use bumper cars to practice driving

The Washington Post published a story this week about the one place Saudi women can get behind the wheel – an amusement park.

Question of the Day: Would you choose smog-reducing gear?

If You Could Opt Out Of Emissions-Reducing Hardware, Would You?

Governments now enforce emissions laws. What if you could choose to comply or not comply?

Slow driving in the fast lane is about to get expensive

Indiana Gets Serious About Speed With Slowpoke Law

There's nothing more frustrating that being stuck behind a slow moving car in the passing lane, which is why Indiana is preparing lane hogs for when the new 'Slowpoke' law goes into effect July 1.

WaPo dismisses DOJ report on Tesla direct sales

The Fact Checker column in the Washington Post takes issue with a key report attacking dealer franchise laws. The paper, written at the Department of Justice in 2009, attempts to justify allowing manufacturers to sell directly to consumers, but because of some bad research, tried to make its case by citing a failed GM direct-sales program that had shut down years earlier.

Seniors ready for tougher driving laws to protect them from themselves

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 safet

Public Opinion Swings Hard Against Traffic Cameras

Protesters rallied against speed cameras sunday in one Long Island county

Automated traffic enforcement cameras are falling out of favor across America. A Long Island anti-camera group was the latest to protest Sunday.

Cellphone Bans Don't Reduce Accidents, Research Finds

Thirteen states, the District of Columbia and several US territories have hand-held cellphone bans

Recent studies have found banning cellphone use while behind the wheel is not leading to a decrease in accidents.

Montana Is Only State Without Driver Texting Ban

The state has left such laws up to municipalities

Montana became the only state in the nation that does not ban at least some drivers from texting when a new law took effect in South Carolina this week.

Laws Determining Whether Epileptics Can Drive Raise Thorny Questions

Why more laws don't always mean safer roads

On February 17, 2011, Monica Chavez was driving with her two children down North Grant St. in Thornton, Colo. when she passed out behind the wheel.

Report: California scraps 'Cool Cars' legislation, automakers, law enforcement cheer

California's controversial "cool cars" guidelines have been laid to rest. According to a report from The Detroit News, the ill supported legislation is no more and automakers can rejoice. The pressure was too much for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to handle any longer, and automakers, law enforcement officials and crime victim advocates are likely to celebrate their victory.

Court strikes down Michigan "fuzzy dice" ban... then reinstates it...

A man named Lonnie Ray Davis was pulled over by Michigan police. When they searched his car, they found an open alcohol container, crack, a wad of cash, a stun gun, and a .38 caliber handgun. He was, of course, arrested. But the reason they pulled him over has become a constitutional law issue: Davis had a Tweety Bird ornament dangling from his rear view mirror, and Michigan law forbids dangling things that "obstruct the vision of the driver of the vehicle."

New laws to make cars more kid-friendly set to pass

My son asked what would happen if his finger were in the path of the electric window when it closed. I suggested we stick a piece of Red Vine licorice in the window to find out. The results weren't pretty, though to this day I'm still finding tiny bits of red licorice stuck in the channels of the window frame. Boys...

New fines for teen speeders in MA come in one size: XXXL

Based on recent moves in Indiana, Virginia, the PSA's in Australia, and now Massachusetts, speeding of the teen and adult varieties is the latest head

Biodiesel to finally come to Japan

Quick. Which countries are the top three consumers of oil? If "Japan" was one of your answers, you'll be nearly unbeatable in trivia.