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  • Morning Edition’s Story on Toy Cars is Preposterous

    Morning Edition’s Story on Toy Cars is Preposterous

    For the last 25 years, I have been a regular NPR listener. My habits have changed slightly since the advent of the podcast, but I still listen at least once a day. I generally love the coverage, but I’ll say this: Every time Morning Edition or All Things Considered talk about cars or music, I ...

  • 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 ...

  • Why “the News” shouldn’t cover cars

    Jun 20, 11 • News, NHTSA, Publishing, Vintage Cars4 Comments
    Why “the News” shouldn’t cover cars

    Two stories in the last few days have cemented my opinion that every news channel should have a legitimate automotive expert on speed-dial, if not on staff. The first was the news that ABC News’s “Chief Investigative Correspondent” Brian Ross won himself a coveted Edward R. Murrow Award for his investigative report on the Toyota Prius’s ...

  • 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...