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Autos archive for Nov. 2015

MONDAY, NOV. 30, 2015

Readers react to left turners

Two weeks ago, I wrote of drivers making left turns in heavy traffic at signal-light intersections with no left turn provision. Two factions exist: 1) drivers who pull into the intersection upon green indication to make a swift left when the oncoming traffic stops upon…

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SUNDAY, NOV. 29, 2015

MONDAY, NOV. 23, 2015

Steps toward autonomy

There’s some relatively new lingo being applied to the auto industry lately. A few of those terms that are bandied about — autonomous, self-driving, driver assist, adaptive and connected — prognosticate the future of automotive features and design. Recently, Toyota has made a big bet…

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SATURDAY, NOV. 21, 2015

TUESDAY, NOV. 17, 2015

MONDAY, NOV. 16, 2015

Breaking the law?

I’ve written of the gray areas of driving lately, and two readers have just sent questions regarding another one. In fact, this gray area arguably allows drivers to break the law. J.D., a driver new to Washington, wonders, “In Spokane, I notice that when a…

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SATURDAY, NOV. 14, 2015

MONDAY, NOV. 9, 2015

Road rules getting attention

Last week I wrote that good driving requires knowledge of road rules and adherence to them. Many readers sent email in support of that premise, especially when it comes to making proper turns. Readers, who evidently care about proper driving, wrote to report of drivers…

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MONDAY, NOV. 2, 2015

Driving gray areas persist

The categories of emails I receive are quite varied. Some of those reader inquiries have definitive answers, whereas others give rise to “grayer” discussions. An inquiry representing that latter group came from reader J.S., asking, “Who is responsible for cleaning up the vehicle debris from…

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