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No more talking behind the wheel: Scientists develop system that can shut down your cell phone while you're driving

Researchers have discovered how to stop drivers using their phones when they are behind the wheel without affecting use for passengers.

Gov't cameras in your car? E-toll patent hints at Big Brotherish future

Imagine that you couldn't drive on major highways without agreeing to put a camera in your car -- one that could film either the occupants or the vehicle’s surroundings and transmit the images back to a central office for inspection.

Driver using two cell phones gets 12 month driving ban

Michael Cooney Networkworld 08/16/2011
Texting while driving 'more dangerous than thought'

Texting or emailing while driving is more dangerous than previously thought, according to a new study of the behavior.

UK man convicted a mobile phone while driving, having no insurance and not being in a position to have proper control

Saudi woman detained for defying driving ban

ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI My Way News 05/23/2011
Saudi woman detained for defying driving ban

Authorities detained a Saudi woman on Saturday after she launched a campaign against the driving ban for women in the ultraconservative kingdom and posted a video of herself behind the wheel on Facebook and YouTube to encourage others to copy her.

A Few Brave Women Dare Take Wheel in Defiance of Saudi Law Against Driving

Manal, a 32-year-old woman, is planning something she’s never done openly in her native Saudi Arabia: Get in her car and take to the streets, defying a ban on female drivers in the kingdom.

Saudi prince questions ban on women driving

Ulf Laessing Reuters Africa 03/11/2011
Obama administration floats draft plan to tax cars by the mile

The Obama administration has floated a transportation authorization bill that would require the study and implementation of a plan to tax automobile drivers based on how many miles they drive.

Saudi prince questions ban on women driving

A senior Saudi prince questioned the need for a ban on women driving on Wednesday and said lifting it would be a quick first step to reduce the Islamic kingdom's dependence on millions of foreign workers.

UK mulls 80 mph speed limit...

Melissa Kite Telegraph 02/28/2011
South Carolina Considers Alternate Penalties for Drivers Caught Going Slightly Above Speed Limit

South Carolina is considering a bill that would allow police to slap $150 tickets on motorists caught driving less than 10 mph over the limit --10 times the current minimum -- but let them skip reporting the tickets to shield low-speed offenders from higher insurance premiums.

UK mulls 80 mph speed limit...

Speed limits on the motorway could be increased to 80mph in a bid to increase productivity, Philip Hammond, the transport secretary, has suggested.


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