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Autos archive for July 2017

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017

Automotive technology rolls on

Advances in auto technology reflect welcome improvements in the cars and trucks we drive. Other than only exception I can think of, the short-lived seat belt interlock system of 1974, technological improvements have made automobiles safer, longer lasting and more convenient to operate with each…

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MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017

Driving topic medley

The questions and comments readers send me regularly accumulate. Following are a few thoughts on some of the current buildup. Reader M.B. recently relayed one of her her driving annoyances, writing, “Drivers that make turns over double yellow lines. I don’t mind when there is…

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MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017

Emphasis patrols

I regularly hear drivers complain that law enforcement is too lax in observing and citing certain violations. Improper turns, speeding, following too closely, or domination of the left lane are errors that we all see all too often. But rather than resulting from lack of…

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SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2017

MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017

Summer safety

Statistics reflect increased traffic deaths during the summer months. The heightened peril applies to all drivers, but especially those in their teens. For those drivers, crashes typically jump nearly 20 percent over the norm during June, July and August. One factor driving the spike is…

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EV acceptance progressing

Automobiles powered with electricity have “sparked” interest since the middle of the 19th century. There were quite a few practical models appearing by the end of the 1800s, including a fleet of taxis roaming the streets of London in 1897 and operating in New York…

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SUNDAY, JULY 9, 2017


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