The National Transportation Safety Board wants to treat your car like an airplane. Basically, once you buckle up, it's time to shut off all electronic devices.
That's the recommendation of the board today following its review of a summer 2010 Missouri highway crash that killed two and injure ... More >>
amber10We here at LA Weekly are a little sick of needless, nebulous state laws that give cops way too much power to conduct fund raising write tickets.
California's retarded texting-while-driving law which, apparently, has done nothing to deter texting-while-driving, but has ... More >>
What up dog.We reported this week that new research indicates cell phone-using drivers might actually be safer drivers.
The study, based on California data from 2005, notes that as mobile calls went up after 9 p.m., reports of crashes went way down. Of course, as we noted, peopl ... More >>
The solution to Los Angeles traffic congestion: flying cars.
The Federal Aviation Administration recently approved plans to move ahead with developing a highway-worthy airplane, according to CNN. The aircraft, called "The Transition", was created by Massachusetts-based company, Terrafugia. ... More >>
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking the maximum fine of more than $16 million against Toyota Motor Corporation for remaining silent about acceleration problems four months even though it allegedly knew about its "sticky pedal" issues, the U.S. Department of T ... More >>
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.As smug as Toyota has been in declaring recent allegations of sudden-acceleration in its cars unfounded, it's wild to see U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announcing Tuesday that none other than NASA will be helping federal officials find th ... More >>
We're hard-pressed to think of any other facet of life where a company that might have caused accidents worth possible millions in liability and lost sales is able to investigate itself. But that seems to be the case as Torrance-based Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. gets another crack at a runaway ... More >>
U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa.The office of U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa expressed doubts over the weekend about a San Diego's man's report of a harrowing, out-of-control acceleration experience in his second-generation Toyota Prius, stating that tests attempting to recreate the ride proved that the vehic ... More >>
No surprise here: Toyota's stance on the out-of-control acceleration famously experienced by a Prius driver earlier this month will mirror that of U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, the auto-industry-backed congressman who's been meddling in the case (on behalf of whom?) and practically attacking the ch ... More >>
As expected, Toyota on Monday said its tests of an alleged runaway Prius showed that there is nothing wrong with the car. The company stated from its Torrance-based U.S. headquarters that "these findings suggest that there should be further examination of [driver James] Sikes' account."
As w ... More >>
L.A.'s City Council put off a widely-anticipated decision on whether to support a proposed statewide moratorium on digital billboards. Instead, the council will hold public discussions next Friday on whether to back Assembly Bill 109.If passed by the California legislature, Assemblyman Mike Feuer's ... More >>