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Can highway billboard signs change driver behavior?

May 27, 2021
Dozens of states are spending time crafting safety messages using puns or humor to encourage safe driving habits.
A view of a highway billboard sign in Ohio aimed at improving driver behavior.
Courtesy of Matt Bruning/Ohio Department of Transportation

Exxon's job cuts are another sign that the oil industry is still in a slump

Oct 30, 2020
Demand for oil has come back a bit, but it's still lower than it was before the pandemic.
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Money may matter more than age when it comes to teen drivers

Jan 17, 2019
As the cost of cars, insurance and drivers ed has climbed, the number of teen drivers has fallen.
"It's much harder for a teenager to be able to afford a car or pay for the costs of driving than was the case 20 years ago,” said Robert Foss, director of the Center for the Study of Young Drivers at the University of North Carolina.
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Gas prices head north before holiday

May 23, 2018
We’re only a few days away from Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest travel days of the year. More than 41 million Americans are expected to hit the road. You know where you’re going? Are you going to drive there? Well, you might be paying more for that gasoline than you have in a […]

The most dangerous stage in self-driving innovation

May 2, 2018
Self-driving cars are on the road now, but they need human supervision. Is that safe?
A driver presents a Cruising Chauffeur, a hands free self-driving system designed for motorways during a media event by Continental to showcase new automotive technologies on June 20, 2017 in Hannover, Germany. 
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New device detects texting while driving, but is it legal?

Oct 16, 2017
The Textalyzer, a tablet about the size of an iPad which police can plug into a driver’s phone, can scan a phone’s system logs, and pulls up a list of activity.
A driver uses a phone while behind the wheel of a car in New York City.
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Bicycle classes help Maine refugees get around town

Jul 12, 2016
Classes teach how to repair and maintain bicycles for those who can't yet drive.
Papy David Musongela (right) works on his bike with instructor Ainsley Judge (left). 
Caroline Losneck

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Tesla S, maybe not so spiffy after all

Oct 20, 2015
It's got some reliability issues.

Tesla offering upgrade with 'Ludicrous' speed

Jul 17, 2015
Get to your destination four-tenths of a second faster.