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Autos archive for Nov. 2017

MONDAY, NOV. 27, 2017

Get a grip

Winter tire choice still includes the option of studded versions. I dread debating the topic, but there are at least three inarguable facts about studded tires: They increase road wear. Any slight advantage is only on rare glare ice conditions. Their grip is inferior to…

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SUNDAY, NOV. 26, 2017

MONDAY, NOV. 20, 2017

More on parking lots

My column about parking lot escapades struck a nerve with readers. The behavior of drivers in these automotive arenas has made lasting impressions on many participants. Reader L.M. remarked that my description of careless parking lot escapades certainly “rang true” with her. And she further…

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SUNDAY, NOV. 19, 2017

TUESDAY, NOV. 14, 2017

Left and right, right and wrong

I thought most drivers now realized that driving continuously in the left-hand lane of a multi-lane roadway without justification is illegal. Unfortunately, driver behavior observed on a recent road trip offered doubt to that supposition. I encountered drivers in many states gleefully occupying the passing…

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MONDAY, NOV. 13, 2017

TUESDAY, NOV. 7, 2017

Parking lot escapades

Why must parking lots often become free-for-alls? We could reduce parking lot angst with more courtesy and a loose application of road rules, but that is wishful thinking. Since most lots are private property, the only citations that can purportedly be issued to scofflaws thereon…

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SUNDAY, NOV. 5, 2017


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