To the surprise of probably only legislators who supported such initiatives, California is finding it really difficult convince people who aren't living in the U.S. legally to get driver's licenses. Because, you know, then the government would have their information.
Rejoice, rejoice, people who have ever used a map! For it is now legal to use said map on that little device that is the new repository for all maps, your cell phone, in California. A court decision just made it legal to use Google Maps or whatever, just as long as you're not talking on the phone.
A report from Indiana shows less teen drivers = less teen driver crashes, kids on cell phones are just awful, and banning teens from driving with other teens/at night doesn't result in less similar accidents, just maybe less pregnancies.
Texas residents caught driving with a few too many Lone Stars not only face criminal charges but thousands of dollars in extra fees from the state's license bureau. Now defense attorneys and MADD say the fees should stop.
Driving slowly in the fast lane is more than just annoying, it's also illegal in many states. Wanna know if your 45-mph, Buick-borne grandma is breaking the law on the interstate? Just consult our handy map.
The Georgia legislature just passed a bill making it illegal to drive below the speed limit in the left lane without letting faster cars pass. If the senate doesn't pass this we're torching Atlanta, again. (H/T to Tony!) [Augusta Chronicle]
One of the biggest automotive pet peeves we have is a rear-view mirror loaded down with visibility-obscuring low-hanging tchotchkes. A Federal court in Michigan has upheld the long-standing law against them, proving government occasionally works.
It takes a certain kind of bad driver to be banned from the road for almost 1000 years, but 84-year-old Luba Relic of Warriewood, New South Wales, Australia has managed to be just that dangerous.