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Menopause and Driver's Training Don't Mix

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 01.28.2015 | Fifty
Stephanie D. Lewis

I was thinking of skipping the Driving-Right-of-Passage thing completely and just sending her to college in NYC, hoping she'd eventually get married and settle down blissfully on the subway system.

Don't Rush the Marijuana Breathalyzer Into "Zero Tolerance" States

Adam Banner | Posted 01.20.2015 | Crime
Adam Banner

As a criminal defense lawyer, I've handled a few DUI cases in my time. Still, the last thing I want is to share the road with an impaired driver. DUI defense isn't about supporting drunk or drugged driving; it's about making sure the legal system runs correctly.

Driving Is A Privilege, Not A Right

Dana Westreich Hirt | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Dana Westreich Hirt

Logging 50 hours of supervised driving time, an Illinois requirement, takes a lot of time, patience and courage. Now is the time to take advantage of your motivated and captive audience and make clear everything you think is important about driving.

Illinois Is the Third-Best State for Teen Drivers

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.13.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Something teenagers do every day is also the thing that kills more of them every year than anything else: driving. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for 16 to 19-year olds, with more car accidents among that cohort of drivers than any other.

The 17 Resolutions All Humans Need to Make This Year

Ashley McDonald | Posted 12.29.2014 | Comedy
Ashley McDonald

Without further ado, I issue forth a call to fellow humankind for a better world. Here are the top resolutions every person ever must adhere to, beginning in 2015 (and lasting forevermore).

Some of the Best Things in Life Really Are Free

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

The good news is that there are some things that are and will always be free, at least for the giver. We can say and do things that cost us nothing while offering something meaningful to others.

Teen Driving and the Holidays: A Parent's Guide

Dr. Karen Soren | Posted 12.19.2014 | Parents
Dr. Karen Soren

You may be hearing, "Mom, where are the car keys?" a lot, particularly around the holidays, as teens and young adults make plans to meet up with friends and go to parties. As a parent and a pediatrician, I feel conflicted when asked for the car keys.

When Should Kids Start Dating?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

eens learn to negotiate their feelings and relationships while they are still young and under your roof. As we all know, relationships and healthy dating take a lot of practice and trial and error.

It's Time to Put the Brakes on Building Big Highways

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

American transportation money should be spent on fixing the roads we have, as well as investing in non-driving transportation modes that are increasingly attractive to the public, especially the massive millennial generation, which will be the chief user of today's transportation investments.

Thoughts Everyone Has While Driving

Abby Heugel | Posted 11.18.2014 | Comedy
Abby Heugel

Most adults have some experience with driving a motorized vehicle, and whether you're a road rager or a calm commuter, you've probably had a few of the same thoughts while navigating the roads.

Dumpster on Wheels: My Car After Kids

Lisa Oppenheimer | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Lisa Oppenheimer

The metamorphosis is insidious. One day you're behind the wheel of a cute little wagon, and the next you're driving a mobile garbage dump with fossilized Goldfish on the floor and previously undiscovered life forms multiplying under the seat.

She Demands Attention

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Dwayne J. Clark

A few days ago I fired up my 1957 Jaguar. I bought the XK140 from a collector two years ago. He had entered it in the vintage British class and won a...

Lessons Learned

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

Given the fact that the majority of teens learn to drive from their parents, open dialogue about safe behaviors on both sides is critical.

How You Can Find Happiness in Traffic

Serena Lee | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Serena Lee

Life is filled with a series of choices. I prefer to make choices that make me calm and bring some more kindness into the world. I choose to love traffic. I hope you do, too.

This Is The Car People Drive When They're Old

Quora | Posted 10.16.2014 | Fifty
Quora

It's quite quiet, too -- with good tires. There's little road noise and when you do hear the engine, it's a good throaty sound.

6 Daily Irritations We Don't Talk About

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.14.2014 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

I am aware of what makes you brighten up and have those pleasurable magic moments. I am also painfully aware of those little moments that drive women of all ages just a little bit crazy and makes you want to rip your hair out.

How to Drive in Europe

Fodor's | Posted 10.13.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

If you're planning a European vacation, you'll no doubt want to know if you can legally drive a car during your stay using an American driver's licens...

This Device Claims To Make Texting And Driving Totally Safe

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.08.2014 | Technology

The dangers of texting and driving are well-known, but a San Francisco-based startup has a device it claims will let drivers use a phone safely while ...

Six of the Coolest Illinois Roadside Attractions

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.28.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Summer is the perfect time to go on a road trip in Illinois, which is home to many parks, historical sites, and for those who are brave enough, creepy roads.

The Dangers Behind Teen Texting and Driving

Dorit Sasson | Posted 09.21.2014 | Parents
Dorit Sasson

Lately, I've been seeing more teens texting while driving in my town, and many of these young people are not that much older than my son.

Dear Car Talk Brothers: Thanks For Saving My, My Friend's, and Her Dog's Life 20 Years Ago

Suzanne Clores | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Suzanne Clores

Without you, we'd have been cooked, which would have been almost as bad as driving over the edge of the Grand Canyon. On behalf of myself, my friend, her dog, and all foolish drivers, I belatedly thank you.

Your Seatbelt Isn't the Only Thing You Should Be Putting On in the Car This Summer

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

As a frequent commuter and lover of the road, I knew that I had to make a few changes to stay safe. I've compiled four key tips that I now follow in the hopes that you'll remember that a seatbelt isn't the only thing you should be putting on in the car this summer.

The 7 Worst Problems While Driving In A Foreign Country

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 08.16.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

Hungry to take a summer road trip someplace exotic? Read up before you give Hertz or Avis a call, and remember, a drive around another continent can be a wonderful adventure as long as you're prepared.

Top Rated New Vehicles for Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any credible resources that rate the best vehicles for older drivers? My wife and I are both in our seventies a...

Meeting a Great White: A Memorable Start to Summer

Travelzoo | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Over the weekend a buddy and I were fishing about five miles off the coast of Jupiter, Florida, when we spotted something and couldn't believe our eyes. Well, just watch the video to see what happened next.