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Woman Used Ambulance Like a Taxi, Ignoring the Social Contract

The social contract is a sacred thing, and, in the vacuum of constant police surveillance in which most people carry on with their daily-chores, we count on strangers to follow a few unstated or quietly stated rules that help society run with greater efficiency. Don’t sneeze into a crowd of people with one’s mouth… » 4/28/13 9:39pm 4/28/13 9:39pm

OnStar Helps 3,000 Per Hour Get Out Of Hurricane Gustav's Way

GM saw a 30% rise in OnStar call volume Sunday, mainly from Gulf coast residents fleeing the approach of Hurricane Gustav. GM says it had as many as 500 OnStar advisors helping evacuees — more than 3,000 per hour by Sunday — get directions, find Red Cross shelters and make hotel reservations. Customers pushing the… » 9/02/08 9:40am 9/02/08 9:40am

Tis The Season For Winter Weather Kits

With winter on its way and holiday road trips just around the corner, probably not a bad time to review what's needed for a good winter weather kit. For those of you above the Mason-Dixon line, you never know when a weekend drive to a friend's house can end up with you having to snuggle with your buddy Greg while the… » 11/05/07 4:30pm 11/05/07 4:30pm