Americans are driving fewer miles than they were a year ago, despite an improving economy. Some say the American demand for oil will be low throughout the rest of this year.
May 27, 2010 USA Today
In a recent piece in Wired, Clive Thompson suggests that the solution to the problem of texting while driving is not to stop texting, but to stop driving. The popularity of texting is a good reason to support public transit.
Mar 17, 2010 Wired Magazine
After more than two years of declines in American driving patterns, the amount of driving seems to be on the rise.
Feb 26, 2010 USA Today
<em>The New York Times</em> reviews a new book about driving in China, and how the vastly expanding roadways are changing the Chinese way of life from the farms to the cities.
Feb 25, 2010 The New York Times
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.
Sep 18, 2009 By
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