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

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 09.22.2014 | 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 09.18.2014 | 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 09.18.2014 | 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 08.29.2014 | 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 08.21.2014 | 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 08.18.2014 | 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 08.16.2014 | 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 08.14.2014 | 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 08.13.2014 | 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 07.29.2014 | 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.

The Most Chaotic Driving in the World

Sherry Ott | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Sherry Ott

Take all of your driving rules that you've grown up with and forget them because India is no place for rules. However, after spending two weeks in the drivers seat in India, I did notice a few trends I could begin to rely on.

The Long, Zig-Zag Road to a Student's Graduation

Martha Lufkin | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty
Martha Lufkin

There, a man with a flowing long white beard directed us to a deserted hotel, but no one answered the door. Cats howled in the night. Trees creaked as if about to crash down. We beat it out of Headless Horseman Park.

What Every Parent Needs to Hear About Teens in Cars

Kate Carr | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

It's important to find practical strategies that help teens speak up when they see risky behavior. It's also important to find a way to get teens to buckle up on every ride, every time.

Too Old to Drive? Think Again, Google to the Rescue.

Alicia Arnold | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business
Alicia Arnold

Independence is first and foremost in the American spirit. But, our society is at a crossroads. Within the next two decades 20 percent of the U.S. population will be over 65. This causes great debate when it comes to aging and driving.

This Memorial Day Weekend, Avoid Being Driven by Distraction

Julie Lee | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Julie Lee

With the summer travel season kicking off this weekend and millions of Americans preparing to head out on the roads, there's no better time to talk about road safety and the importance of staying focused behind the wheel.

My Navy SEAL Training Has Left Me Completely Unprepared for This Trader Joe's Parking Lot

James Napoli | Posted 07.21.2014 | Comedy
James Napoli

The whole mission was doomed from the start. These TJ's parking lots are unsettling and, yes, even frightening examples of man's hubris gone awry.

Fix the Gas Tax Before Exploring Per-Mile Taxes

Carl Davis | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Carl Davis

Some lawmakers are beginning to wonder whether we need a complete overhaul of the way we pay for our transportation system. We don't. At least not yet.

Driving in a Foreign Country: What You Need to Know

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

Getting from Point A to Point B in a foreign land is a fundamental part of traveling -- and should be one of the more enjoyable aspects of exploring a new country. So what do you need to know before you get behind the wheel for the ultimate private tour?