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  • Even MADD doesn’t endorse the NTSB’s BAC call

    May 15, 13 • Legislation, News5 Comments
    Even MADD doesn’t endorse the NTSB’s BAC call

    Before we kick off this post, let’s get this out of the way: We’re not advocates of drunk driving. But the National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) recommendation of a nationwide blood alcohol content (BAC) of .05 is preposterous. Even AAA and Mothers Against Drunk Driving have stopped short of recommending it...

  • It’s Here: NHTSA’s Guideline on Distracted Driving

    Apr 24, 13 • Featured, Legislation, NHTSAComments Off
    It’s Here: NHTSA’s Guideline on Distracted Driving

    It’s been brewing for years now, but yesterday, NHTSA issued its guidelines to reduce distractions that drivers face behind the wheel. But NHTSA’s ruling is all about the process, and not about the thought required to complete actions, and research is beginning to show that’s what causes people to get into accidents. According to an ...

  • NHTSA announces stupidity prevention rule

    Jan 14, 11 • Legislation, NHTSA2 Comments
    NHTSA announces stupidity prevention rule

    Now, we're down to the seeds and stems of automotive safety, and NHTSA's got to manufacture things for itself to mandate. Soon, you're going to see rear-view cameras and video screens to help America's dumb avoid killing fewer than 300 people a year because they're too fat or lazy to look out the back window...

  • Corrosion Recalls: Rust Never Sleeps

    Corrosion Recalls: Rust Never Sleeps

    I just saw a news item regarding NHTSA’s probe regarding corroding fuel tank straps in Ford F-150s. Apparently, out of the 300 gagillion F-150s the manufacturer built between 1996 and 2001, 28 of them had fuel tank straps that rusted away and dropped the fuel tank on the ground. Twenty-eight trucks. Now I can certainly ...

  • The Massachusetts RMV stole my $750

    Aug 31, 10 • Legislation, News4 Comments
    The Massachusetts RMV stole my $750

    So I went to switch over my license and my plates from the state of Vermont to my new state of Massachusetts today. I purchased both cars privately, from residents of Massachusetts. The transactions we conducted both took place in the state of Vermont, since both sellers accommodated me because I didn’t have Vermont plates ...