New Auto Tech Equals Distracted Driving

New Auto Tech Equals Distracted Driving

As I read the daily news reports from NMA, I notice that traffic fatalities have climbed in the last couple of years. The phrase “distracted driving” also keeps cropping up. This correlates with the recent introduction of massive in-car, multi-function computer installations. It would seem that new car complexity may be a contributing factor to […]

Dracula and the Dawning Sun

Dracula and the Dawning Sun

Did you know that the percentage of new cars sales that are actually leases has risen from about 3-5 percent in the early-mid 2000s to more than 30 percent as of this year? It appears about a third of the population — about five times as many as used to be able to — is […]

Scotland’s Lower Alcohol Limit a Failure

Scotland’s Lower Alcohol Limit a Failure

From our friends across the pond, the Alliance of British Drivers Scotland’s alcohol limit reduction failure shows the focus needs to be on serious drink drivers, not the responsible. Britain does have a serious drink drive problem. A small minority continue to drink way in excess of the current 80mg English and Welsh limit and […]

7 Road Trip Safety Tips that Could Save Your Life

7 Road Trip Safety Tips that Could Save Your Life

This holiday season, lots of people will be setting out for road trips with friends and family looking to have a good time and create some lasting memories. Most will (hopefully) turn out okay, but as it is always the case, there will be some unfortunate incidents. To keep safe and avoid any ugly incidents, […]

FAA’s “Integration Pilot UAS Program” is really a national police surveillance drone program

FAA’s “Integration Pilot UAS Program” is really a national police surveillance drone program

From guest writer Joe Cadillic of the MassPrivatel.com Blog This year was full of many disturbing stories, like the one about Bloomberg’s role-playing workshops being used to convince the public to accept police drones equipped with microphones. And another about politicians claiming police drones will help revitalize a downtown and create community connections. None of that could […]