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Autos archive for Feb. 2016

MONDAY, FEB. 29, 2016

Room for improvement

Regarding the safety of driverless cars, experts agree that they are not infallible. Those experts and captains of the auto industry also agree that people are not infallible either, and that driving errors are likely to be fewer in vehicles operating with autonomous, as opposed…

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SUNDAY, FEB. 28, 2016

MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2016

Requesting knowledge and questions

The roads we share are filled with drivers having varying exposure levels and abilities. And each one of them has their own set of driving experiences and potential questions regarding proper driving behavior. Lately, many readers have shared those experiences and questions, allowing me to…

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SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 2016

MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2016

Thoughtful drivers speak up 

Lately, many thoughtful drivers have emailed their insights and inquiries about driving situations and behaviors. For example, N.M. asked, “What are the rules for using turn signals when approaching a roundabout? No one uses them so you never know the ultimate direction a car will…

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SUNDAY, FEB. 14, 2016

SATURDAY, FEB. 13, 2016

FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2016

MONDAY, FEB. 8, 2016

Car sharing gains traction

The concept of letting drivers with intermittent transportation needs share vehicles instead of owning them has gained steady momentum since Zipcar began popularizing the practice in 1999. Since then, the Avis-owned company has influenced a growing movement. Besides Zipcar, there are now several firms offering…

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SUNDAY, FEB. 7, 2016

SATURDAY, FEB. 6, 2016

FRIDAY, FEB. 5, 2016

MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2016

More reader recommendations

Readers continue to relay thoughtful recommendations in response to my columns touting driver resolutions and tips for winter driving. It’s always good to hear from those who devote extra attention to the driving task. As a New Year’s resolution, I reminded drivers to look as…

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