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  • Bucky solves all our problems

     
    This is the entry you've been waiting for. The one where you CAN'T go off topic. Here's Guest Blogger Bucky. ELCommenter's Choice Friday I think all of us have had the D@L experience, at one time or another, of having......
  • California Study Finds Air More Dangerous Than Drivers

     
    Here???s why it pays to be concerned about the environment: Because a bad situation costs ??? namely lives and money. A recent study by California State University, Fullerton, found that air pollution in the two most populated regions in the......
  • Older Drivers Involved in Fewer Fatal Crashes

     
    Drivers over 70 years of age have bucked conventional wisdom in recent years by lowering the number of fatal crashes they were involved in. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the years 1997-2006 saw a 21% decline in......
  • Advocacy Group Pushes for Complete Ban on Cell Phones in Cars

     
    The movement to ban all cell phones ??? even those that are hands-free ??? from passenger vehicles just gained a formidable new ally. The National Safety Council, a nonprofit group that has successfully lobbied for seat belt and drunken driving......
  • Biden calls Senate 'my second family'

     
    by Frank James Vice President-elect Joe Biden delivered his valedictory address to the Senate today in a lengthy, sometimes rambling speech in which he spoke of the Senate legends he had known and the importance of the Senate as......
  • Obama's train ride: Lincolnesque imagery

     
    by Mike Dorning and Mark Silva, updated at 6:45 pm EST President-elect Barack Obama, arriving in Washington Saturday night at the end of a 137-mile train journey evocative of Abraham Lincoln's arrival in Washington, used the trip as a pre-inaugural......
  • TAKE 5 -- SUPER BOWL SPECIAL: 'THE A-TEAM'

     
    Immediately following Sunday???s Super Bowl, NBC will air an episode of ???The Office,??? continuing a recent network practice of showcasing one of its most popular series. Time was when networks would use the Super Bowl to launch a brand-new series,........
  • One in Five Traffic Fatalities Due to Missing Airbag

     
    According to recent data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one in five traffic deaths occurred in a vehicle with a missing airbag. The study collected data from 1,446 traffic deaths between 2001 and 2006 and found that......
  • IIHS Names Hyundai Genesis a Top Safety Pick

     
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced this week that Hyundai???s new flagship sedan, the 2009 Genesis, is a Top Safety Pick. The designation applies to Genesis sedans assembled after November 2008, which received some interior tweaks to...
  • Drowsy Driving a Hidden Threat

     
    Young drivers may not realize it, but driving after having a few drinks didn???t used to have the social stigma and legal penalties it does now. Thirty years ago ??? before Mothers Against Drunk Driving began its campaign ??? not......
  • Study: Small Cars at Greater Risk in Accidents

     
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released a new report stating that very small cars face significantly greater risk in crashes with midsize cars. IIHS crash-tested three subcompact or microcars ??? the Honda Fit, Smart ForTwo and Toyota...