Getting a traffic ticket can provoke strong emotions. You may feel anger and confusion, seasoned with a dash of desperation. Or you may just feel dumb. Speaking of dumb, here are some of the dumbest ways to get a ticket. Ramming a police vehicle When the police are at the scene of a traffic stop, Read on! →


Car accidents are not something anyone likes dealing with. Paying an auto insurance deductible is not fun, nor is dealing with the physical repercussions of the event. Motorists now have something else to contend with. There is a new idea that emergency service departments are starting to use, called a crash tax. If you get Read on! →


In yet another challenge to free speech on the road, a woman was arrested in Houston, Texas for warning motorists they were approaching a speed trap. ‘Speed trap!’ Natalie Plummer of Huston was bicycling home with her groceries last week when she noticed an inordinate number of cars being pulled over for speeding. Being the Read on! →


The amount you pay at the dealership before you drive that new car home is only the beginning. The true cost of ownership of a vehicle is not so obvious on the face of it, no matter how shrewdly you dealt with that pushy salesman. But determining the true cost of ownership can be greatly Read on! →


Sunday’s assault on Tripoli and the subsequent overthrow of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi could translate into lower gas prices here and abroad in the months to come. The extent of the rebel victory, however, remains uncertain. Prices could drop if supply restored The oil supply in Europe, which provides about half of the U.S.’s 40 Read on! →


In the past few years, a number of people might have noticed a proliferation of turbocharged engines in normal road cars, previously being the domain of sports cars. The auto industry is said to be increasing the number of turbo-equipped cars on the road in the next year. Accepting the induction A lot of cars Read on! →


First-half profits for General Motors Co. reached $6.3 billion, reports Automotive News. However, according to CEO Dan Akerson, despite the best half the automotive has had in more than 20 years, in no small part due to the large increase in auto loans, it wasn’t good enough. GM cutbacks will soon follow. GM making a Read on! →


Suzuki Motors Corp. of Japan announced Monday that it will be recalling more than 100,000 of its Swift hatchbacks worldwide. The automaker’s plans to market the vehicle in the U.S. remain uncertain. Defective hose could leak fuel The Japanese automaker says it will call back 109,000 of the five-door vehicles because of a possibly defective Read on! →


Gas prices are down — a little, anyway. But airfares are up. So perhaps an old fashioned road trip is in order this summer. And as road trips go, they don’t get any more iconic than Route 66, the broken highway that first connected motorists between Chicago and Los Angeles. It also links perhaps the Read on! →