47 Blog Posts From the Black Boxes Tag


Before You Go Old

Before You Go Old

Maybe you’ve been thinking about buying an older car as a way to avoid some of the hassles, expense — and Big Brother-ish — aspects of owning a new car. These are all-too-real. Especially the Big Brother-ish stuff, which is becoming insufferable as well as all-but-unavoidable. Good luck finding a new car without at least […]

Driving News Roundup: April 7, 2017

Driving News Roundup: April 7, 2017

In this week’s Driving News Roundup:  –DOJ Orders Review of Agreements with Police Depts.— –Baltimore relaunches Speed Cams— –Use of Driver’s License Info for tax returns troubling— –Montana Passes ALPR reform– NMA’s Driving News Story of the Week  Minority Neighborhoods Pay Higher Car Insurance Premiums than White Areas with the Same Risk Pro Publica’s analysis […]

Who’s watching?

I wrote previously about a crash in Springfield, Massachusetts in which four young people died. A followup article has a lesson about how much we are watched, and how little watching prevents crime. On January 17 a car with five occupants crashed into a tree while fleeing police. Only one person survived. He was identified […]

Driving News Roundup: November 25, 2016

Driving News Roundup: November 25, 2016

In the Driving News Roundup this Week: Ticket Quotas-Police Chief fired because he wouldn’t set them up Now, can get a DUI for driving on own Property in WV Florida DMV selling Driver’s License Info LA Mayor vetoes Cameras More people in the US are using their seat belts than ever before Seat belt use […]

Kia Goes Clover

Kia Goes Clover

The acronym pretty much says it all. B.R.A.K.E.S. Go slow, young man! Slow is the only way to go. Velocity, quickness of reaction. Taking action. These are the enemies of safety. And safety is, of course, the guiding light of our declining age. The pansified acronym is shorthand for Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe. […]