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Who contributes: Bill Love

Driver etiquette lacking

I could easily relate to a reader’s recent note.  Within it, P.Z. pointed out a couple of pet…

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Adjust to winter driving

Soon, we are likely to experience additional driving challenges.  With the advent of winter’s rain, fog, ice, snow and…

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Scrutinize those driving tips

I received a reader email with a couple of driving tips that especially apply as winter approaches.  Sometimes, simple reminders…

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Applying the B.R.A.K.E.S.

Tragically, an inordinate number of teenage drivers — some 5000 annually — lose their lives in automobile accidents.

We all hear about…

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Many are driving well

What if every driver had a sign affixed to the rear of their vehicle asking, “How am I driving?”  Based…

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Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

At the risk of appearing ancient, I’ll admit that the 1971 hit song “Signs” came to mind the other…

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Open to interpretation

Each state has formed a lengthy list of road rules, attempting to govern every driving scenario with a required course…

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Exceptions to the rules

I previously recounted a reader’s episode experienced while passing a left-turning vehicle within the city limits of a small…

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Self-driving features go mainstream

We all know that machines can be assembled and electronically programmed to exceed certain human capabilities.  A couple of those…

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Controlling others invites havoc

Trying to control the actions of other drivers is generally ill-advised.  It’s especially wrong when the perceived correction or…

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The science of window tint

A recent column about vehicle equipment standards prompted a message form reader R.C., who commented, “I am sure I…

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V2V network needs funder

A long-proposed V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle) communications network needs someone to “take the reigns” for funding, building and running the proposed technology…

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Vehicle equipment matters

On any given outing, your vehicle may run, its tires have air and be keeping up with the flow of…

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Check engine light woes

Ignoring or sticking black electrical tape over your car’s lit check engine light is not an advisable course of…

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The quest for low miles

During a recent chat with a car dealer, the subject of used-vehicle miles came up.  As we spoke, we discussed…

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Avoiding vehicle crashes

This summer, I’ve touted my perceptions of the positive aspects of road trips.  While currently in the midst of…

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How to act when stopped

Most drivers get a bit nervous when a police vehicle is following them.  That nervousness is not warranted if you…

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Your commute to work

The route to and from one’s workplace, commonly known as a “commute,” varies widely among drivers.  The time it…

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Be tolerant of road work

I don’t think anyone is happy to see “Road Work Ahead” signs while driving.  Those warnings typically foreshadow miles…

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Some laws to bike by

I’ve had numerous written and personal discussions that involve the intermixing of bicycles and motor vehicles on our roadways…

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