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Teen drivers trading down in vehicle safety

Teen drivers trading down in vehicle safety

July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

New research says that many teenagers are operating cars that lack significant safety technology or good crash protection, reports the New York Times. The research, released last week by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, also notes that while teenagers are already at a higher crash risk regardless of what car they drive, the risks […]

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How do Americans get around? Not by driving

How do Americans get around? Not by driving

December 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

A new study by U.S. PIRG and the Frontier Group has found that in 99 out of the country’s top 100 regions, fewer people commuted to work in a private vehicle in 2010, as compared to 2000. These regions contain over half the US population, and are key to the US economy. More people are […]

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10 vehicles you don’t want to get stuck behind

10 vehicles you don’t want to get stuck behind

November 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The road is meant to be shared, but that doesn’t mean you’ve got to bring up the rear of a disaster-in-waiting. If you see any of these vehicles on the road, take the next detour, switch lanes, or hit “reroute” on your GPS… 10. Horse trailers The smell, the speed, the steed…  If you see […]

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The car-free city: wave of the future?

The car-free city: wave of the future?

May 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

Will cars have a place in the cities of the future? Not if today’s urban planners have much to say about it, according to Fortune. Future urban design will not likely revolve around accommodating cars and drivers, as it did in the past, according to experts at a seminar called “Smart Cities,” held at Fortune‘s Brainstorm […]

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Discouraging news for pedestrian safety

Discouraging news for pedestrian safety

April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Look both ways, and cross your fingers: it’s been a bleak week for pedestrians. Two unrelated, recently released studies catalogue the dangers faced by even law-abiding walkers and cyclists.

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