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Autos archive for Jan. 2017

MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017

Do cars still matter?

Yesterday, I conducted an informal survey, noting the vehicles that were passing through my residential neighborhood for about 20 minutes. The traffic consisted of fathers, mothers and others who were picking up picking up kids from school. Maybe the survey results are skewed with this…

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SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2017

MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017

Mixed bag of EV predictions

Last year, I wrote about a recent EV (electric vehicle) development resurgence. After the first wave of marginally successful EV marketing, Google, Apple, General Motors, Volkswagen, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Nissan, Toyota, Tesla and others are at it again. Limited range, high cost and difficulty finding…

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SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017

MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017

Driver distraction persists

I’ve written columns devoted to driver distraction many times over the course of a decade or so. And writing about it can evidently only raise awareness, since it has remained rampant despite reporting by me and countless others. While drivers have always been distracted by…

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MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017

What self-driving cars won't do

I pondered erratic driver behavior during a recent drive on a two-lane Washington highway. It could have been in any state or on any highway, since certain ill-advised, unexplained driver actions seem to surface everywhere. The crazy act I endured for over ten miles was…

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SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2017

TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017

MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2017

More readers weigh in

I received much communication in response to my column making a plea for additional lanes on US Highway 195. One of those emails came from M.D. who drives 195 every day. But instead of the section south of Spangle, he drives the northerly four-lane stretch…

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