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Autos archive for Sept. 2015

MONDAY, SEPT. 28, 2015

More on road rules

When I wrote of lesser-known rules of the road, reader M.S. took note. In an earlier column, I described the Washington law forbidding embrace of another while driving. It reminded M.S. of another behavior he feels should be prohibited by law. M.S. wrote, “Your column…

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2015

MONDAY, SEPT. 21, 2015

Autos steadily improving

I have an opinion of today’s new automobiles: It’s hard to buy a bad one. Healthy competition, modern engineering and high manufacturing standards have influenced current car and truck offerings in a good way. Automobile manufacturers have now been working to improve their offerings for…

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 20, 2015

FRIDAY, SEPT. 18, 2015

THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 2015

MONDAY, SEPT. 14, 2015

Love the one you're with

Stephen Stills’ song lyric suggests loving the one you’re with, but while driving, Washington law cautions against showing it. Amorous relationships may “make the world go ‘round,” but a Revised Code of Washington traffic law reminds us to curb the distraction of affection while in…

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 12, 2015

TUESDAY, SEPT. 8, 2015

Car hacking: a potential threat

You likely caught a report last month about some computer whizzes hacking an automobile computer. As detailed in Wired magazine and endlessly reported elsewhere, cybersecurity researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek controlled a Jeep Cherokee’s onboard computer from their laptop. The skilled hackers spent years…

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