Thanks to a 1971 law, New York is the only state in the country that requires drivers to keep at least one hand on the steering wheel while driving.
The great state of New York has just unveiled a new license plate design. They're calling it "Empire Gold," unlike the current drab white and blue plates that New Yorkers have been affixin' to their rides since 2001. However, 57,000 people have already filed a petition at a website called nonewplates.com. Already? While the new NY plates aren't the best looking we've ever seen (black on yellow California plates from the 1950s FTW), they aren't that bad. What gives?
Upstate New York has earned a reputation as the speeding ticket capital of the country, but even with overeager state troopers patrolling the highways, motorcyclists feel singled out by law enforcement. That's why one rider/attorney is taking the state police, along with county and state officials to court.
WCBS TV reporter Jennifer McLogan went to discover the hype behind hybrid cars and SUVs for a short report and found the market excited about the technology. Of course, the report also mentions high gas prices.