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How Should America Fund Its Highways in the 21st Century?

The Conversation US | Posted 02.08.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

Cheap gasoline raises the perennial question over how the U.S. funds its transportation infrastructure -- a key rationale behind Obama's proposed oil tax. And it makes electric vehicles (EVs) and biofuels less competitive on price, hindering U.S. efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and oil consumption. Can the U.S. continue to fund upkeep of its infrastructure and reduce emissions from transportation?

Staying Behind The Wheel As You Age May Help You Stay Sharp

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.26.2016 | Fifty

Whether you're 16 or 66, driving a car gives one a strong sense of independence. It lets you socialize, stay connected with the world and prevents iso...

The Surprising Link Between Road Rage And How Long You'll Live

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.18.2016 | Fifty

Next time someone cuts you off or honks at you, you might want to take a deep breath and think hard before reacting. A new study says road ra...

Recalling Old Cars; Life From The Driver's Seat

Joan Stommen | Posted 01.14.2016 | Fifty
Joan Stommen

My next Birthday will mark fifty years I've been driving....keep reading to see why I was a late starter! Of the eight cars I called mine, two hold a ...

Follow These Steps If Your Car Runs Out of Gas on a Road Trip

Map Happy | Posted 12.28.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Get to the right lane immediately, put the car into cruise control, turn off the music, burn some sage and hope for the best. It's too late to stock...

So You Can Give Driving Lessons In Exchange For Sex In Holland

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.22.2015 | Weird News

It isn't that far to the backseat anyway. Driving instructors in Holland can trade lessons for sex, cabinet ministers reportedly declared. After debat...

How To Travel During Thanksgiving And Not Lose Your Mind

Travelle | Posted 11.16.2015 | Travel

Follow Travelle on Instagram and Facebook By Stephanie DeRosa With the millions of travelers who venture out onto the roads and into the air f...

Life Is a Highway

Marin Langlieb | Posted 11.06.2015 | Teen
Marin Langlieb

When I sit in my car all alone, I realize that like it or not, now I'm an adult, and I have to do adult things -- drive, sit in crazy, rush-hour traffic, and take responsibility when I'm late because I got stuck behind a garbage truck and was too afraid to change lanes.

Seniors and Driving: Encouraging Safety Behind the Wheel

Jamison Gosselin | Posted 10.29.2015 | Fifty
Jamison Gosselin

Remember those formative teenage years and how nervous you were getting behind the wheel for the very first time? Later in life, if you helped a teenager of your own learn to drive, you likely experienced equal - if not superior - bouts of nervousness.

When Getting in the Driver's Seat Calls for Shifting Gears

Ruth G. Zavitsanos | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Ruth G. Zavitsanos

After my second lesson with my friend, I asked her, "Why, why do we still have cars that require so much effort?" She said, "Most guys enjoy driving stick shifts. They like the feel of it shifting gears and the power behind it."

License to Thrive

Marc Erlbaum | Posted 10.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marc Erlbaum

We are all granted the miraculous ability to live when we are born, but it clearly takes some training to live well as we age. Perhaps the avenues and boulevards of life would not be as congested with nasty pileups if we were all required to study to obtain a license to live and thrive.

Student Driver Crashes Car Through Front Of Driving School

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 10.17.2015 | Weird News

A student driver in Washington state learned the subtle difference between the gas pedal and the brake on Friday when she crashed into a driving ...

That Red And Yellow Toy Car You Loved Now Fits Adults And Goes 70 MPH

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 10.16.2015 | Good News

Whether or not you actually rode around your neighborhood sidewalks in a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe as a kid, you probably begged your par...

How The Decline Of Cars Is Changing Cities For The Better

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business

Cars have ruled American cities for decades, with planners working to simplify driving and parking by routing freeways through downtowns, widening st...


James A. Roberts | Posted 10.15.2015 | Technology
James A. Roberts

We all know the tell-tale signs.... a hand over the right ear of the driver in front of us, someone driving 50 miles per hour on the Interstate. Or, the slow "lane drift" as the driver in front or beside you slowly creeps into your lane and then corrects his lane tracking before he does it all over again.

How to Get Cheap Car Insurance - 6 Tips to Lower Rates

Gary Dekmezian | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Gary Dekmezian

You know the old saying, "you get what you pay for?" Well, that doesn't really apply to buying car insurance.

Being a Bad Driver Increases Life Insurance

MoneyTips | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business

If you collect speeding tickets like a magnet collects metal and are on a first-name basis with the staff at your local body shop, it should be no surprise that you pay a lot more for auto insurance.

6 Ways To Discipline Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

We can all agree that it is easier to to discipline little kids than it is to discipline teens, right? I think that I can hear a collective yes in the background.

The Value of Vanity

Aleeka Kay Edwards | Posted 09.29.2015 | Hawaii
Aleeka Kay Edwards

The initial cost of a vanity plate in Hawaii is $25, plus $25 added to your registration fee every year. The Honolulu Department of Motor Vehicles doesn't keep a record of how many drivers have these chattels, but they are a huge source of revenue for state licensing agencies.

The Most Scenic Drives In The Country

Thrillist | Posted 09.10.2015 | Travel

Fortunately, the Federal Highway Administration keeps a pretty solid database of the best scenic byways, and with a little extra digging where the government list falls short, we came up with the definitive guide to the most scenic road in each and every one of our 50 states. Happy driving.

Take These 6 Gadgets on Your Labor Day Road Trip

Christopher Elliott | Posted 09.08.2015 | Technology
Christopher Elliott

Taken together, these gadgets ensure you'll have a better road trip. They'll give you a warning when you're about to run into a speed trap, help you find your destination, allow you to soar through toll booths and recover your stolen vehicle, if necessary.

The King of Jordan's Go-Kart Track

ADST | Posted 09.01.2015 | World

Prince Hussein bin Talal, who became King of Jordan following the assassination of his grandfather and the abdication of his father, was a risk-taker. He asserted Jordan's independence against British rule and repeatedly reached out to other nations to secure peace in the region.

Driving to Maturity

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 08.24.2015 | Travel
Scott De Buitléir

"Hey. I've been in a crash. I'm okay, but I've missed the flight home. I'll call you later." Getting a text message like that from my partner was the...

Accidents, Airports, an Angel

Melissa Gould | Posted 08.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Gould

I believe without question that Joel, my husband who died of West Nile Virus less than two years ago, is the one who told the girls to buckle up.

The Environmental Impacts of Land Development Depend Largely on Where We Put It

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 08.10.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

There's a trendy meme emerging in progressive city planning circles to the effect that whether land development is harmful "sprawl" or benign "urba...