In this survey, drivers 'fess up to twelve distracting things they do while driving; and some are even more distracting than texting.
Oct 8, 2009 The Chicago Tribune
Traffic is essentially "an engineering issue," says author Tom Vanderbilt. "But there's also a layer of culture."
That layer of culture determines, to a large extent, how traffic can become a problem. This idea is explored in Vanderbilt's 2008 book Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us), a Planetizen Top Book of the year. He recently expanded on that idea for a discussion about traffic put on by Zocalo Public Square in (where better?) Los Angeles.
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Samoa is readying itself for a countrywide transition that is shaking up the island country's roughly 200,000 people. Beginning September 7th, Samoans will be required to drive on the left side of the road.
Aug 26, 2009 The Wall Street Journal
Leaders in Arlington, Texas, near Dallas, are studying how to reduce pollution generated by idling cars at drive-thru windows.
Feb 20, 2009 NBC DFW
In an effort to improve gas mileage, 400 drivers in Denver participated in an experiment that tracked and reported the bad driving habits -- idling, rapid accelerating and braking -- that waste fuel. Faced with the data, driving habits have changed.
Feb 3, 2009 Los Angeles Times
This year, oil prices in America rose to heights drivers had never seen. So they cut back on driving. But that reduction is now causing oil prices to fall back down, and many say drivers will soon revert to old habits.
Nov 30, 2008 The Wall Street Journal
Gas prices are falling, and drivers are going right back to their gas-guzzling ways.
Oct 31, 2008 The New York Times
'Pay as you drive' insurance will soon be a reality in California, surviving the state senate as a voluntary program that environmental groups say will encourage people to drive less by saving them money on their car insurance.
Sep 2, 2008 San Francisco Examiner
The State of California is considering a plan to allow pay-as-you-drive car insurance plans. Many hope the move will encourage less driving.
Aug 31, 2008 The Los Angeles Times
<p>Oklahoma City residents used to 70-mile commutes are turning to carpooling as gas hovers at $4 a gallon. But with the largest land area of any U.S. city, providing public transit remains a major challenge.</p>
Jun 14, 2008 CNNMoney.com