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Autos archive for Dec. 2016

MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016

Winter driving considerations

Hopefully, we’ve honed our winter driving skills during the December appearance of snow-covered roads. The basics of slowing according to conditions, effecting gentle input to steering, throttle and brakes, and leaving extra space around your vehicle should be habit by now. But there are other…

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MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016

Dubious road to autonomy

The availability of self-driving cars is imminent, but the route leading to them is still somewhat dubious. Much of the confusion stems from the current approach by automakers. Given corporate competition and secrecy, each manufacturer is on a different page as to the how, what,…

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SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2016

MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016

Fans of full-time headlights 

My column, “Seeing the light,” elicited many responses, answering my query of where readers stand on full-time vehicle lighting. The column was meant to open debate on the merits or faults of daytime headlight use. But while nearly 20 drivers responded, the debate was non-existent,…

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SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016

MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016

195: A four-lane plea

I think we’ve all heard of frequent fatalities occurring on U S Highway 195, which is better known around here as the Pullman Highway. There are serious mishaps on just about every bit of that 95-mile stretch of mainly two-lane roadway on a regular basis.…

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SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016

SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2016


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