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Autos archive for Aug. 2017

MONDAY, AUG. 28, 2017

Find reasons to be attentive

I’ve heard much talk about the new distracted driving rules in Washington. Sadly, much of that talk reflects an unwelcome attitude to the revised law. Many complain that the new list of distractions labeled “secondary offenses” is merely a step toward allowing law officers to…

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MONDAY, AUG. 21, 2017

Another EV plea

I wrote of EV (Electric Vehicle) acceptance a few weeks back, noting some signs of progress. But despite advancements, consumers are still wary of EV range, power, recharging, battery cost, et cetera. With over 95% of American auto sales non-electric, it might seem like buyers…

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SUNDAY, AUG. 20, 2017

MONDAY, AUG. 14, 2017

Texting bans expand

I’ve read of pedestrian accidents caused by texting while walking. The reports range from people who bump into sign or light poles to those who lose their lives crossing paths with automobiles. In fact, there was a ten percent spike in pedestrian fatalities during the…

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MONDAY, AUG. 7, 2017

New DUIE ticket

The state of Washington’s legislative body just made it possible for drivers to be ticketed for DUIE — Driving Under the Influence of Electronics. In a move to give its campaign against driving distracted more teeth, provisions of the new law went into effect at…

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SATURDAY, AUG. 5, 2017


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