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I Still Love a Road Trip

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 06.05.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I'm not sure when my love affair with the road began. Maybe it was the summer my mother and I loaded up my tiny Honda Civic 1200, which had no air conditioner, and drove from our small North Carolina town all the way to Portland, Oregon.

Why This Driver Won't Ever Let Dogs In His Car

Al DeLuise | Posted 06.02.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I have been in three major car accidents in my life -- two of my own making and a passenger in the third. Having survived all three I have always felt that I am not going to die in one -- I just hope God doesn't take that as a challenge. This is the story of the first one.

We Validate Our Parking, Why Not Each Other?

Ilana Ross | Posted 05.01.2013 | College
Ilana Ross

Like my haircuts, my birthdays never turn out just the way I want. Somebody important forgets to call and then I realize this is just a day like any other day in history. The next thing I know I'm two skim lattes into a blog post about my irrelevance in the world.

U R What U Drive: Car Stereotypes in LA

Marlon Regis | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices
Marlon Regis

In Los Angeles, we reside in our cars (not in our homes) most of the day. Please don't feel insulted if my harshness toward your car fits into an embarrassing revelation. Red, amber... GO!

What We're Hearing: IBTTA Highway Finance Campaign is Moving America Forward

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

Anytime you undertake a major public campaign, you're quickly reminded that listening is even more important than speaking.

How Parents Can Prepare to Teach Their Kids to Drive

Drew Hendricks | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents
Drew Hendricks

Parenthood has often been called the hardest job there is. Guiding a boy or girl through their childhood, into their teens and then onto adulthood can make any seasoned adult nervous, especially when some of the biggest rites of passage have to be tackled

A Designated Texter?

Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology

The dangers associated with texting while driving have often been likened to those of drinking and driving. Now, Florida's Orlando-Orange County Expre...

Self Driving Car Kit For $150?

guyism.com | Posted 02.19.2013 | Weird News

Researchers at the University of Oxford are working to make self-driving car systems cheaper. They aim to reduce the price to a rather affordable $150...

Safer Driving at the Flick of a Switch

Marjory Abrams | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Marjory Abrams

The weather has been pretty crummy recently in my part of the country, with lots of snow, rain or simply overcast skies. I've been shocked at how many people drive in these weather conditions without their headlights turned on.

How a GPS Can Get You in Hot Water

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 04.13.2013 | Technology
Gini Graham Scott

We far too much depend on these so-called smart devices that tell us what to do. But they aren't always so smart. So we need to pay attention to our other sources of information that tell us something is wrong with our GPS guidance.

Could I Make a Suggestion?

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 04.07.2013 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

But -- and I hope you don't take this as criticism, since, like I said, it's just one man's opinion -- maybe you could try obeying traffic laws, at least when I'm "hanging out" with you, and legally fully responsible for your actions?

An Unexpected Place To Find Inspiration

Rob White | Posted 03.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

I was in the mood to try something entirely new and different, something that would shake up my routine and give me a fresh perspective on life. Zipping around a racecourse at more than 100 miles an hour seemed like just the thing, provided I didn't kill myself.

9 Ways To Make Your Morning Commute Less Stressful

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Amber Kallor These ingenious strategies will help you stay calm behind the wheel in the midst of traffic jams and other road-rage-inducing condi...

WATCH: Remote Control Car Drives On Water

www.brobible.com | Posted 12.28.2012 | Weird News

Jesus Christ! In what looks like, at first glance, a legitimate video, a remote control car is shown driving across the top of a pond. One possible ex...

Christmas Comes Early For Drivers

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 12.18.2012 | Money

For drivers all across the country, Christmas has come early. The average price of a gallon of regular gas fell to $3.24 on Tuesday, its lowest rat...

Who's The Better Driver Here?

Posted 02.10.2013 | Comedy

Redditor Zarmostill and his wife had a debate as to who was the better driver and decided to let their dog be the judge. Considering recent strides wi...

Crash! Collisions in the Mind's Eye

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.28.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Is it possible that automobile drivers are routinely misjudging motorcycles' distance and speed, and that this misperception is somehow related to the motorcycles' size?

The Benefits Of Seeing Europe By Car

The GypsyNesters | Posted 01.13.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

In the small and even medium sized cities it is much easier to simply park the car and walk to all of the sights, and when it comes to wading into the insanity of major metropolitan traffic, we have learned to stay on the outskirts of town and use public transit to explore the big cities.

Getting Lost

Hayden Bixby | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Hayden Bixby

My getting lost is predictable enough now that my children advise their friends to expect delays, even when I've got the printout from Google maps in hand and a GPS app or two at the ready on my iPhone for backup.

I Am Learning to Be a Parent of Grown Children

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 11.28.2012 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I am slowly learning that the skills required for being a parent of grown children are quite different from those required to parent younger children. The early days seem easy now. These days require more: listen closely, practice restraint... not my strong suit.

A Grand Bargain for Roads

Ron Davis | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Ron Davis

Traffic policy is, admittedly, unsexy. But the potential for saving many billions of dollars and thousands of lives demands serious attention and action.

Highway Nannies and Drive-Thrus

Juliet Linley | Posted 11.18.2012 | Parents
Juliet Linley

Let's be honest: When the kids wake up and need to break free of Car Seat Prison, giving them a dry AutoGrill sandwich and letting them run wild down the aisles isn't quite ideal.

$31K Buys You a Camry... or a Ferrari

Brian Moody | Posted 10.23.2012 | Business
Brian Moody

Don't get me wrong, the Camry SE is good car, it's even somewhat fun to drive. But the Ferrari is, well, a Ferrari. The Ferrari comes standard with such a huge dose of awesome that everyone on the street will gladly give you directions.

The Biking vs. Driving Calculator

J.D. Roth | Posted 10.22.2012 | Money
J.D. Roth

For longer trips (such as the 8-1/2 mile jaunt into downtown Portland), I've been using my bike. Portland has one of the country's best biking cultures, so this is easy to do. And fun. And it's cost effective. How cost effective? That's the real question, isn't it?

Prepare To Spend More On Labor Day

AP | Posted 10.21.2012 | Money

NEW YORK — Americans plan to hit the road this Labor Day weekend despite rising gas prices. Thirty three million people will travel 50 miles or...