Driving News Roundup: December 9, 2016

Driving News Roundup: December 9, 2016

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: ·         Unjustified Vehicle Inspection Programs Exposed ·         Poker players get their money back and then some ·         License Plates are not Personal ·         Portland, OR passes Vision Plan unfunded Oklahoma Turnpike Authority approves rate increases The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has approved a series of turnpike rate increases that could […]

Five for fining

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh pulled a Trump — he said something outrageous and the media ate it up. He claimed that changing “30” to “25” in the ordinance books would save pedestrians by slowing traffic. New York City tried that and it didn’t save pedestrians. It raised revenue. Long before the failure of “Vision Zero,” […]

Little-Known Tips for Understanding Car Value

Little-Known Tips for Understanding Car Value

When shopping for a used car, understanding the vehicle’s value goes beyond accepting the asking price. Indeed, thousands of dollars may be at stake here, money best left in your account instead of lining the pockets of the dealer. Consider the following hidden money-savers before you shop for your next used car. DEPRECIATION ISN’T ALWAYS […]

Trump vs. the Zampolits

Trump vs. the Zampolits

If the Clovers are in a panic, it is probably time to get happy. And they are very panicky, indeed. About (cue Emperor Palpatine voice) a great many things. One of which is the prospect that Darth Trump — as they view him — might actually dial back the regulatory apparat that has given us […]

What $10 million per mile buys you

The steep slope with projecting rocks bothered me at first when I learned to drive. In time I understood they were not going to jump out and hit me. They got somebody. A drunk driver killed herself and her kids. The road got new warning signs for people who can see yellow signs but can’t […]